How many freedoms would you be able to give up for a “perfect” society? In the book “The Giver”, describes a society where people are given an assignment at age 12. The main character, Jonas was appointed the Receiver and follows a wise old man with the name of “The Giver”. Over time he receives the good and bad memories of the past and soon realizes what his communities deepest darkest secrets. So where would I think the line between public safety and personal freedom should be drawn? I feel if that should be up to the individual and that people should be aware of what is the truth and not be hidden by anything. Being hidden by color/diversity/red, having no love as well as no hate, and no personal freedoms? Is that fair?
The First edition of the giver was written in 1993, Lois Lowry lived in Honolulu, Hawaii. Lois ended up graduating from New york City High school. She then spent two years at Brown University before dropping out to get married. The giver was seen as controversial by some for its violent themes sexual content and depiction of infanticide and euthanasia. Others however praised this book. People believe that she wrote this for children to let children know the future is in their hands. The giver was meant for children. No Lois didn’t intend to use stereotypes or show prejudice although some might take it that way. I could not find where the book was published.
in the book the giver the author Lois lowry tells about a dystopian society and about a boy named jonas and his friends fiona and asher. in a dystopian society you can't do what you want and there are very many rules you have to follow. jonas lives with his MOMMY, DADDY, and his sister. even though that's not jonas's real family it's the family he was chosen to go live with.
The Giver is it a utopia or not? A community that has solved hunger, poverty, and weather , how could it not? The Giver by Lois Lowry makes you wonder this while reading it. The book is about a boy named Jonas who is chosen to become the new Receiver of memory.
The Appeal of Dystopian Fiction Relatable topics in books and movies are good for teens to read or watch. Dystopian fiction is relatable. This is why teens enjoy The Giver and Anthem. The Giver is a film by Phillip Noyce based off the novel by Lois Lowry with the main character being Jonas. Anthem is a novel by Ayn Rand with the main character being Equality 7-2521.
Can there be a perfect society? While modern day and the novel society differ, they both aren’t perfect. The society in The Giver has a few similarities from our society, but there are a lot of differences that make them completely different. They both may seem like they are perfect, but in all reality they are not.
Imagine living in a society where all emotion is suppressed and all knowledge of the outside world is not available to any person. How would that make a citizen feel? Well, of course they wouldn’t have the correct knowledge to understand how the feeling truly is, but those who are not ignorant would feel a starvation to know more about not only the outside world, but their own history. Within the novel The Giver, written by Lois Lowry, the reader is brought into a society where most emotions and knowledge are suppressed. As well as the fact that it isn’t very encouraged to have individuality.
“It’s our choices that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities,” said J.K Rowling. No, it’s not worth losing your choices to go live in a perfect world. To have your choices is very important in life. Living in a perfect world doesn’t always mean that everything will be perfect. In the book’s utopia, nobody gets to celebrate their birthday, nobody gets to choose their child’s name, and everybody is always being watched.
Love is one of the most important things you will see and feel everyday. Would you want to live a life without it? In The Giver by Lois Lowry there is no such thing as love, hate, or feelings and no one has the ability to know about these feelings because they do not have memories. A boy named Jonas is chosen to be the receiver of his community, and is taught about the importance of love with memories from The Giver. Jonas proves his love for the community in many ways such as caring for Gabe, Fiona, The Giver, and leaving the community to give everyone else the memories. Jonas and the Giver are the only people that can feel love, and this causes Jonas to act differently around his friends and family. Although most people around Jonas can’t feel love, he finds ways to get around that and act in a new, loving way. Once Jonas learns enough about love, he realizes that a life without it is meaningless.
Life would change drastically if we didn’t have books. In The Giver, Jonas has only seen three books. He has never seen another book in his life until he walks into the Receiver's room. It got me thinking. If there were no books in our world, I would be distraught. I would miss all books, but there are three books that I would miss dearly.
“The safety of the people shall be the highest law” (Tullius Cicero). The Giver is a 1993 American young adult novel by Lois Lowry. It is set in a utopian society were the government ensures everyone’s safety, education, and enjoyment. It also makes choices for the people that would be difficult for them to make by themselves. “Haiti in Crisis” is a New York Times upfront by Bryan Brown and Patricia Smith. It shares information about how Haiti is getting devastated by a hurricane and how it adds to the destruction and poverty of Haiti. With the choose of which setting is the most desirable, The Giver’s community is much more desirable to call home.
What if you lived in a community with no clue that your life was not as perfect as you thought? In Louis Lowry's The Giver, Jonas lives in what the community thinks is a Utopia but they haven't experienced the real world. His community is a Dystopia because of the lack of knowledge, sameness, and complete control.
Imagine your mind changes in seconds to not having feelings to feeling what real life is. A feeling that is filled with family, life, and emotion. Well, in the novel The Giver, written by Lois Lowry, Life was gone and the expert Chief elders, who watched after the community, shut out emotion, love, pain, and sadness. Jonas, the main character, who lives in a utopian society and is chosen to be the receiver of memory which is the job to hold all the memories of the past and is trained by The Giver. In his training he discovers that there is more to life than the one he is living in now. In the novel we learn the theme is that a life without emotion, love, and pain is no life worth living.
Gustave Flaubert once said, “Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who can not achieve it in anything”(Flaubert). Despite this people still strive to create a flawless world. Among these worlds is the world of The Giver. To get the society of that world, Mrs. Lowry had to change a few details from this world today. These new differences and the unchanged similarities are clearly seen throughout the text.
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