As the sled reached it’s destination Jonas found himself looking down at Gabe, he felt weak. Nauseated, the last thing he saw was the snow filled cotton balls in the sky. Gabriel was still conscious, however he was beginning to have frostbite on three of his fingers and all of his toes. He whimpered in pain waiting on someone to soothe it and bring him peace.The snowfall forcefully entered Jonas’s jacket suddenly waking him up. Gabrielle was sitting next to him continuously screaming. Jonas instinctively picked up gabe and tried to find the problem. Looking all over Gabe, Jonas finally went to his hands realizing the issue. Jonas gave Gabe his socks and took his toboggan off and wrapped it around his hands. Gabe refused at first then
The sled slowed as they reached the bottom of the hill. Jonas stood up trying to get to the house that was straight ahead of him. It took all his strength to keep walking. He was so bitterly cold he would have thought he was frozen.
In 2003, on June 25th I was born within the city of Milwaukee. Now I’m 13 years old. I’ve lived a peachy life. Struggles never really fill my head. Worries aren’t a big part of my life. I mean, of course, everybody at one time or another has stressed about
“Hunter come on! We have to leave now!” I wander through the house aimlessly trying to find where I had left the box that my Dad had told me to get. I trek up and down the stairs and throughout the barren house and the box I misplaced is nowhere to be found. But as I wander throughout the barren house looking for this box, I stumble into the narrow kitchen and memories start to slowly creep into my mind, it overwhelms me and a tear begins to roll down my plump ten-year-old face.
The importance of memory and the necessity of remembering the past is arguably the most prevalent and important theme throughout The Giver. This theme is linked to the character of Jonas, The Giver and the Committee of Elders. Although in the dystopian society that Jonas lives in there is no communal memories, the committee of elders still recognizes the significance of memory. The Receiver is the sole keeper of all memories and therefore he/she is the only individual with wisdom. The Giver explains to Jonas that a memory “is how wisdom comes. And how we shape our future” (Lowry 77). The community eliminated memory because if you cannot remember the past, you cannot remember the pain. Jonas quickly comes to the realization that without memory
I took of my tunic once more. I lay down on the cold, hard bed. The gentle touch of The Giver's hand came down at me. This time his hands were not hot nor cold. I then start to see the bright light of the sun come down at me, but a tree lays right in front of the rays of heat blocking the brightness of the light. I start to hear a faint buzz, getting louder as I walk closer to the tree. Out comes a yellow and black striped little flying bug. I finally dig deep enough and suddenly think of a word, bee. I get closer to the bee. It comes right up to me seeking something. It just lays there on my shaking arm as it gets close to my elbow. All of the sudden it flies up in the air, coming down back at my arm like a bullet. A sharp pain goes up and
We were sitting at our dinner table, going through the usual nightly routine. We say how we felt throughout the day. we can only express our feelings in one word, its one of the rules. I usually fight with my sister for who gets to go first, but today I just tell her to go. "Thank you, Jonas." I hear her say. I am just too worried to fight. Because all I've been thinking about is the ceremony of twelve.
Hook: /have you ever wondered how it would be like to get the most important job in your community.
“I forgot to mention, Jonas, I brought home a special gift for you!” Teetering down the narrow stairwell in great hopes and anticipation, my brother’s emphasis of the word “gift” always riled me up. To my chagrin, it was always his leftovers from his school lunch. I willingly took each “present” of his due to the exciting feeling that enervated within me. This feeling of gratefulness constrained and gave little leeway to my own decisions. As I grew older, I had to make more choices independently. I was not able to decide on what I would eat at places where I was unfamiliar with food, such as restaurants. I always went with safe options like chicken tenders and french fries. Although I had created this monotonous bubble for myself, I was mostly satisfied with my decisions.
The Giver is a young-adult novel written by the American writer Lois Lowry. The main character is Jonas, a 12 year old boy who lives in an isolated city’s society known as the Community where everyone who lives there have an assigned and unique role. With the annual Ceremony of Twelve upcoming, Jonas is nervous because is when he is going to receive his life’s assignment. The Ceremony of Twelve takes place each year in December. He tries to find comfort in his father a Nurturer (that cares about the new babies who are naturally planned and so Jonas’s parents are not physically related to him) and his mother an official in Department of Justice who assign the children their careers that are always right. The day finally arrives and Jonas is
Jake Goldhammer Literature Book Report 12/7/16 Bibliography: Lowry, Lois, The Giver, Houghton Mifflin, New york, 1993 Main Character: The main character of the novel The Giver is a 11 year old boy who is named Jonas. Jonas lives in a community where there is no racism, prejudice and hate. This is because everybody takes a pill that
uise knew by the new name on the call box that someone had moved in. She’d seen lights and movement in the apartment, which was across the courtyard from her and Martin, for the past few days. The new name confirmed it. Someone had finally bought the place. The name had been typed on a small piece of green paper and taped to the call box beside the apartment’s number. Louise had once known a man with the name Jahani. Arman had been a doctoral student in French the year she started at Stockholm University. He’d taught the conversation tutorial she took fall term. She looked at the green paper again. All that was so long ago. He was the second man she’d slept with. Martin still didn’t know about it. She checked her watch. She was on her way out
Jonas was coming in for his first meeting with the Receiver of Memory. He was nervous at first, but then went inside of the first door. The secretary let Jonas in. Jonas was surprised by the locks on the door, but when the secretary explained it was to help keep
Fiction Report #2: -Title: The Giver -Original date: 1993 -Authors name: Lois Lowry -Main Character: Jonas -“integrity”, “intelligence” and “courage”(62). -“But we feel certain that you are brave," she said to him (63). This was when the Chief Elder was telling him his assignment and Jonas was being descripted as all the things stated above. -Characters: Fiona, The Giver, Jonas’s Dad, Chief Elder and Asher. -Main Setting: -Jonas community -In memories -In the future/past -Point of View: Third Person Limited Themes: 1. Memories- Memory was the central message in The Giver. The memories showed a source of wisdom but also pain. However, there was a lot of happiness he received by memories, which showed the value of
Would you like to live in a world where everything is the same? In The Giver everyone has to wear the same cloths as other kids, they also have a lot of rules that most people in our world don’t have to do. In The Giver you have to be in bed by the time they give to you when you can’t be outside no longer passed the bedtime. Also, in there world you don’t have feelings like happiness, sadness, anger, and all the feelings you have. When you live the house to go to school and you have to get a shot so that you won’t feel love. Additionally, you can only have two kids, one boy and one girl. Once you get your kids you can’t get any more. Before they give you your kids they have to check the baby’s weight and see that they can be with their family. If the babies don’t pass their tests, they get released. When the babies get released they get killed because in that world they don’t want to have babies that are having trouble getting