the Hospital. Unlike in The Giver, the parents in Slated took the mission to investigate Kyla’s activities, thoughts and to work as reminders of the rules in a different way.
Kyla’s father represents the exemplary advocator of the government; he is the one to put Kyla under pressure of the rules most of the time. During many incidents, he attempts to understand what the mind of Kyla has been reasoning. Kyla and other slated children are supposed to report any one who is annoying them because it is considered as an offence against the state. Kyla did not report Phoebe, who was uttering things against the government by calling Kyla “government spy with a cheap in the head” (Terry 201). However, the father who went with Kyla to bring the cat was smart enough to understand that Phoebe is the one who was harassing his child. As a result, Phoebe was detained and taken to be slated by ‘Lorders’ for her misbehaviors and committing unorthodoxy against the state. The father Davis seems…show more content… It seems that the ends of these dystopias suggest a possible escapement from the entrapment of the hegemonic states’ ideology. It is shown that there are some rebellious spirits who succeeded in resisting the dominant system. In The Giver, Jonas, at the end, is able to escape his community and marks three acts of resistance. First, he rejects his predetermined position as the receiver of memory. Then, the memories have awakened his irrational instinct of love that was suppressed by the state. Ultimately, his love leads him to deflate the Elders’ decision of releasing the little Gabriel. At the end, he marks an act of resistance to his subjectivity by choosing to escape. Saul Newman argues in his article “Spectres of Stirner: A Contemporary Critique of