The Altercation Between the Parallel Universe in The Giver by Lois Lowry
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Everyone agreed to the term living life to the fullest, but in The Giver written by Lois Lowry citizens in the community rather obeying their own government like a puppet for a peaceful and safe life. They give up their personal freedom, true emotion and even the ability to see color to be controled by someone. They couldn't make any choices for themselve, even the right to choose their own career, life, spouse and family got taken away from them. Everyone around Jonas, the main character, believe this life is what they wanted even Jonas himself does until one day everything chance when he find out the truth hidden deep inside his community. The so call peacefulness and safe community their government say should be acquired by the people in the community own decision and action not what the government want.
Sameness is not something a community should have. Furthermore, people should at least got to decide their own decision. For example, Lowry write “If everything the same, then there aren't any choices! I want to wake up in the morning and decide things! A blue tunic, or a red one? He looked down at himself, at the colorless fabric of his clothing...But it's all the same, always” (92). According to the quote above, Jonas society is being control by their own government. No choice of even choosing the way you dress, just wearing a plain colorless clothes. Another example written by Lowry, “But now that I can see colors, at least sometimes I was thinking! What