The Giver By Lois Lowry

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Cong, Fei Jenny #4 Ethnic Literature - Block 6 Second Independent Project: Book Report 10/5/14 The Giver In this essay, I am going to report about the book The Giver by Lois Lowry. Jonas, a twelve-year-old boy, is the main character of the book. The book describes a seemingly indestructible society, with absolute order and rules. Jonas happens to be chosen as the next Receiver of Memory on his twelve year old ceremony. After receiving part of the memories from the The Giver and discovering the truth behind this “perfect” community, he decides to escape in hope for restoring his community back to normal by leaving his memories behind for the community. 1) A Summary of the Book Jonas lives in a community, described as if it is perfect and without chaos. Everything is in order with meals delivered to each family unit and a job assigned to every one. All citizens have their own rules to follow. Jonas lives in a standard family unit, with two parents and a little sister, Lily. On the ceremony of the Twelves, Jonas was chosen to become the next Receiver of Memory, a job with the most high honor. Since the society needs to be in absolute order, they don’t want to know the pain and the suffering and all the negative memories. Therefore, a Receiver of Memory is necessary for the society because he holds all the memory, and obtains wisdom. Jonas is confused at first, then amazed at the new world of knowledge that’s transmitted to him through The Giver. But as the training proceeds,

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