One theme for The Giver is the importance of human connection. The author, Lois Lowry, portrays this theme by depicting a society without human connection. Jonas learns through the memories The Giver transmits about love and immediately longs to experience it in his everyday life. Jonas first started creating bonds with The Giver. They are the only ones who truly understand each other. The Giver has said that he felt love for Jonas. This is why he sent Jonas Elsewhere because he could not bear to see Jonas go through what he had. Jonas also feels this way towards Gabriel. Ever since Gabriel started to stay at his family’s lives, he started to create a bond between them. He felt the same way for Gabriel as The Giver had when he took Gabriel
In the book “The Giver” by Lois Lowry she is giving a meaning to her book title “The Giver” and that meaning is that the giver is giving something to everybody, pretty obvious because the literal meaning of giv-er: one that gives. for example the Giver gives Jonas the memories which gives Jonas courage, and to the community he gives the most important thing PEACE without him keeping the memories the community won't have sameness and a lot of people will get hurt without sameness and the elders don't want that.
This novel is about a community where each person is the same. Everybody in this community go by certain rules and if they do not follow those rules they are punished. Everyone is to act the same in this book. Every person is assigned a job when they become a twelve and they are to work at the job until they go to the house of the old. This book is explained by Lois Lowry the author is explaining a whole different world than ours in this world he describes a person called the giver who is the receiver who hands off the job to Jonas one of the main characters who asks the receiver about all his memories and about what his job will be like. Jones had become the receiver. the giver gives him training and tells him what memories were like, the giver tells him why were like giver tells him why were like.
The Giver by Lois Lowry is a powerful novel about growing up, memories, and the contrast of pain vs. pleasure. In this essay, we’ll look at that contrast and examine how without any pain, there can be no pleasure.
The dystopian novel, The Giver by Lois Lowry is about a boy called Jonas becoming the new Receiver-of-Memories. Throughout the novel, the protagonist, Jonas matures as knowledge is gained, and begins to understand the deepest, and darkest secrets of the community he lives in that is seemly 'perfect'. The author has successfully analysed a variety of social issues present in today's modern world in the novel. Some issues implied are: lack of individuality which allows for easy control, the abandonment of emotions and the importance of memories.
Newberry Medalist, Lois Lowry, reflects her fascination with the stages of life into her many novels that depict young adults coping with the challenges that come with growing up. And like many recognized authors Lowry has been asked again and again, “Where did you get this idea?” For each novel written by Lowry the inspiration arises from diverse occasions from her life. In The Giver Lowry explores the new territory of a fantasy realm of society that is free from pain, disorder, and overpopulation; but in a world without love, color, and memories the perfect society turns to dystopia. (Novels for Students) As an explanation for the origins of The Giver Lois Lowry, in her Newberry Medal acceptance speech, compares her inspiration for the novel to the river Jonas looks into, seeing the world differently for the first time. Her ideas started as a mere spring, trickling in from a glacier; and each of the tributaries came from memories, coming together to make the flowing current of the river. (Lowry)
The Giver by Lois Lowry tells us that you should always do the right thing at any cost. Jonas is a twelve year old boy living in a seemingly perfect society. He is worried about what assignment, or job he will be chosen for. During the ceremony of twelve, Jonas is skipped over, but in a twist of events, he gets the most important job of all; the Reciever of Memory. During the training, Jonas watches a video of his father releasing a child, which is murder. Angry and shocked, Jonas, with the help of The Giver, devises a plan to run away to “elsewhere.” Jonas and a newchild, whose life has been threatened, end up going through cold and starvation just to get there, but in the end, it was worth it.
The quotation that I will be saying if I agree or disagree will be "Character is what you are in the dark."-Dwight Lyman Moody. The literature I will be comparing it to is The Giver by Lois Lowry. My interpretation of this quotation is you're the real you when nobody is watching. The position I am is that I agree with the quotation. The quotation also applies with the piece of literature I chose.
In, The Giver, by Lois Lowry, Jonas arrives at Elsewhere. Jonas has a sudden surge coursing through his body providing warmth and hope as he gets to safety. In the book, the Giver gives a memory of love to Jonas. This memory makes Jonas want grandparents. When Jonas sees all the lights and laughter, Jonas perceives that this place is waiting in expectation for him and Gabriel. Jonas has hope which gives him enough strength to get to a home and ask for food, warm clothes, shelter, etc. Which is on page 179-180: “Suddenly he was aware with certainty and joy that below, ahead, they were waiting for him; and that they were waiting, too, for the baby.” Secondly, Jonas experiences hope and confidence, giving Jonas the strength to sled down the hill
Lois Lowry’s The Giver paints a community that only permits perfection. The community manipulates the people into submission for generations, ensuring there will only be trained people who do not know warfare, starvation, or pain. The community’s concept of “sameness” creates sheltered people that do not have some things the people in reality need. Lois Lowry shows readers how the concept of “sameness” disregards free choice, relationships with others, and personal experiences.
“The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.” Lois Lowry, The Giver. Take a minute and think back to the first time you traveled and experienced a new culture. What a journey, right? You have come so far and inspired countless individuals to embark on their own adventures through your storytelling. Even though you may have struggled to grasp the right descriptive words on your experience in a new culture, it was enough to impact someone, and that’s all it takes. It takes just one person listening to inspire the desire to seek a new challenge.
Most teenage boys worry about videogames and not getting detention but sadly, Jonas from Lois Lowry’s The Giver and Alex from Susan Beth Pfeffer’s The Dead and the Gone are not like the other boys. Both live in futuristic dystopias, where the governments could control their everyday lives. Jonas was picked as the receiver, which are memories he receives from the giver while Alex is a boy who is trying to survive a natural disaster where his parents and his sister, Bri, dies. While trying to survive all the chaos both characters face, Jonas is persistent while Alex is religious.
I think The Giver is a dystopian society. Dystopia means a place that is horrible and unpleasant. On page one it states, “It was almost December, and Jonas was beginning to be frightened.” This quote represents a dystopian society because in my perspective, December means loneliness, darkness, harsh weather. Frightened, in my perspective, also meant that something shocking is about to happen. In addition, this type of community is dystopian, and it is a place where there is frightening stuff around his city. I believe it will impact Jonas because if he is living in a bad community filled with fear. When he grows up, he will be afraid of a lot of commotion in the world.
As George Orwell said “Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot be conscious.” In the book The Giver everything is different, they are controlled, and have no emotions. In the modern day you can choose who you love, and choose what you do. The society in The Giver has very few similarities compared to our society today; however, there are many more differences that set them apart.