The Giver By Lois Lowry

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Giver Essay Agustin Fitipaldi Bervejillo In the book The Giver, by Lois Lowry. The main character Jonas is not like others in his utopian community. He is a normal 12 year old boy and is living in the same old community of sameness. Until one day he gets selected to be the Receiver of Memory and begins to experience things on a different way because of the memories being transmitted to him. As the changes become more evident, Jonas begins to see flaws in his seemed to be perfect world. Throughout the book, you see how Jonas is a dynamic character and changes in his thoughts, feelings and actions. “A mistake. She had made a mistake. But Jonas knew, even as he had the thought, that she hadn’t. The Chief Elder made no mistakes. Not at the Ceremony of Twelve.”(Lowry, p 57). In the beginning, Jonas is like any other person under the influence of sameness, he does not lie, he thinks that the Chief Elder makes no mistakes, and does not know that there is a real world out there waiting for him. This all changes when he is selected to be the next Receiver of Memory, “Jonas bowed his head and searched through his mind. What had he done wrong?”(Lowry, p 58). Jonas thinks he is not ready for it, and believes that they have chosen the wrong person. But little does he know, that when he accepts that job, there will be no turning back from what he is about to face. “For a moment he froze,

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