The Giver Book Report Essay

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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…show more content…
They called in common speech that the person is moved to Elsewhere. Being released means being killed but to don’t say this awful word they called it release. That is what happened to an air pilot, to the usual rule breakers, elderly people and Rosemary. So Jonas though that something is going rare and then the Giver shows him a video of Jonas’s father doing his job: in the Community is forbidden to exist any identical twins so Jonas’s father releases the smaller one by injecting the baby a poison before throwing the dead body to the trash. Since he considers that his father murders the twin baby, Jonas initially refuses to return home, but the Giver convinces him that without the memories, the people in the Community cannot know that what they have been trained to do is wrong. The story ends when Jonas learns that Gabriel will be released the next morning, and he feels that he has no more choice but to escape with the baby. Their scape was a precarious one with a lot of danger and starvation when they reach the border of what Jonas believe that is
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