Social Commentary On The Giver By Lois Lowry

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I believe reflection is key to growth, and the social commentary in The Giver by Lois Lowry is that very key. A tale of a seemingly utopian society, I think it is telling of the dangers of conforming to a societal mold. The story explores a society where all pain and strife have been eliminated to achieve an ideal society. Citizens are brainwashed by propaganda, and have every decision, from the number of kids they’ll have to the job they’ll hold, predetermined for them. While this may be a far cry from our current society, this book portrays where we are possibly headed. Our perception of perfection is more defined than ever before: a secure job, a mansion, a luxury car, and of course the latest iPhone. However, in our plight to achieve “perfection”
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