Similarities Between The Giver And Modern Society

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Could you imagine your world in which everything was predetermined for you, and you didn’t have a choice? This is the reality in The Giver by Lois Lowry, the main character Jonas faces these problems and many others as he completes his adventure. Although some may think this to be devastating, this is normal in his society. In the dystopian society conveyed in the novel The Giver by Lois Lowry, there are many similarities and differences to our modern day societies.
In the novel The Giver their system of order is like modern day societies, however they also have many differences. One of these similarities is their punishment technique, they often make people apologize for their actions. Similarly, in modern day societies that is used as a punishment. This helps the reader relate to the character in the novel by helping the reader imagine what their form of punishment was like. Another similarity from The Giver is their punishment for crime. The author tells how if punished they could experience physical punishment as well as being released from the society. Through this intricate system of order there appears to be many similarities to modern day society, if you are behaving badly a punishment could be given in which intent is to cause physical pain. Also, another similarity to modern day societies is their system of release, in place of release modern day societies may often send you to prison or into some type of confinement. Though there are many similarities to modern
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