The Giver by Lois Lowry is a powerful novel about growing up, memories, and the contrast of pain vs. pleasure. In this essay, we’ll look at that contrast and examine how without any pain, there can be no pleasure.
In the novel, The Giver, by Lois Lowry, the topic of life occurs throughout the story. Jonas lives in a community based on conformity and sameness. Jonas is chosen as the receiver of memory. As he is trained he learns that change is needed in the community. At the end of the book, Jonas tries to go elsewhere to return the memories back to the community. In The Giver, the author uses the characters, plot, and conflict to develop the theme that life can not be taken for granted.
In Loris Lowry’s book “The giver”, the community Jonas live in appears to be a utopian society, which is a perfect world without any pain or sadness, but in reality, it is a dystopian world due to the creation of harsh restraints. Through the control of the elders, the people living in the community lose their ability to control and understand the world. They are unable to express their thinking, choose their life and are even restricted from building connections with other people. The author shows that the beautiful appearance of the community creates an illusion of freedom, however this does not translate into any real decisions in a world full of lies.
Using his final strength, a special knowledge that was deep inside him, Jonas found the sled that was waiting for them at the top of the hill. Numbly his hands fumbled for the rope.
For the first time, he heard something that he knew to be music. He heard people singing. Jonas, now at the bottom of the hill with Gabriel shivering in his arms, trudged through the snow towards the small dwelling made of some strange material, from which the music emitted from. As he made his way through the dense snow, Gabriel clung closer, hoping to become warmer, to live longer. Once, Jonas reached the front of the dwelling he could feel warmth and love in his body, just like from the memory of Christmas. Jonas huddled Gabriel in his feelings of warmth and love and knocked on the door of the dwelling. An old woman answered the door, with a gleeful smile on her face, ushering Jonas to come in.
I believe that Lois Lowry wrote this book because firstly, she wanted to make a difference and didn't write for money, secondly she wrote to show about her journey in life with a book, she also wrote to show that we are all different and special in each and every way.
Chapter 19 has revealed the answer about what would happen when people get “released” in Jonas’s community. In this chapter, the Giver gives Jonas the permission to learn about what it means to be released, and from that knowledge he received, he knows more about the hidden negative side of the utopia he has lived in. At the beginning, Jonas shows his curiosity about the answer for his long waited question “what would happen when people get released?” and as he is the new Receiver, his answer is finally answered by the Giver. The Giver answered his question by showing him the recorded video of his father, a nurturer releasing one of the identical twins. In this video, Jonas sees his father doing his work, from his actions to his behaviors
The first five chapters of “The Giver” by Lois Lowry, were queer and predominantly talks about the community. These chapters made me feel that the government over rules and dominates the people. First of all, the government entrusts people a job, instead of letting the people determine what they want to become. Secondly, the government gives people a spouse, shouldn’t the people get to select who they want to marry? After reading these chapters, I was surprised by the fact that no one strikes for their rights. How can people live with these sorts of strict rules? So far of reading the novel makes me predict that Jonas will come to perceive a secret of the government or otherwise known as Committee of Elders. Jonas will try to apprise the people
The antagonist in the novel The Giver is the Committee of Elders, which is the government of Jonas’s community. In dystopian novels, the antagonists are usually the leaders of the government oppressing the protagonist, such as President Snow in The Hunger Games. This is the same in The Giver, as the Committee of Elders leads the government and oppresses the citizens of their community to “sameness.” This is the opposition to Jonas’s goal in the book, which is to give the citizens of the community color and love, and get away from “sameness.” Therefore, the Committee of Elders is the antagonist in the novel The Giver.
In the book “ The Giver “ By Lois Lowry, chapters 19 to 24 were Dramatically because Jonas discovered what “ release “ it’s an injection that kills people. Jonas discovered what release is by watching that RUEFULLY video, his dad was killing a baby with the injection.Jonas got really depressed by watching that video, so jonas decided to do something that maybe could stop releasing people, mostly the elders the elders had a specific age to be release, for the elders they think is a big ceremony where they are going to celebrate, so they get really excited but because no one knows what is release is, that's a problem because the elders are going to die and they have no idea. What will Jonas do now ? Is he going to tell everybody what release
Back at Jonas’s dwelling, Lily is excited about getting a bike, and Gabriel has learned how to walk. The Ceremony of Nine, when all the Nines get their bikes, is coming soon. It is almost December, almost a year since Jonas became the Receiver. Jonas’s father has to sleep early because the twins are being born tomorrow, and he has to decide which one to keep and which one to send to Elsewhere. Jonas asks his father if he actually takes it to Elsewhere. His father explains that he has to make a selection, weighs them, hands the larger one to a Nurturer standing by, and gets the smaller one “all cleaned up and comfy”. He then performs the Ceremony of Release. Jonas asks if someone from Elsewhere comes to get the baby. His father answers yes.
Phillip Noyce’s “The Giver” is a fast-moving film that would fascinate those who have not read the novel, but clearly differentiates from the novel. In the midst of excitement, the story seems to drag on, yet many fascinating scenes were skipped over or felt rushed. However, the film beautifully shows the community, and the look remains seamless throughout the film, complementing the modern dwellings and technology. Throughout the movie, the music is often unfitting and overly dramatic, leading there to be unintentional buildup for a lackluster event.
Jonas lay on the frigid and cruel ground, which he was destined to be on. He glanced up and gazed at the avalanche of white flacks that scattered all around him. They glistened high up from the moonlight, but then, straight away, they came crashing to the ground. Jonas felt like a death blanket was piling on top of him. He could hear the howling wind roar like a furious lion. The arctic air froze faster every second. His knees were destroyed. His skin was teared into shreds, dangling off a limb. Blood came gushing out of the cut skin as it rapidly ran down the side of his foot and onto the snow. Purple bruises and bumps covered around it. Blisters stung everywhere. He bit his lip in agony, preventing himself from screaming. He didn't want to
The world is not all sunshine and lollipops. Jonas true change to being in the initiating stage was when he started gaining the memories of color on page 97. he talked about how he had no choice in the matter of anything.
Jonas turned around, listening to the bells ringing all around him. He woke up, as it was all just a dream. Everything from escaping-- his plans, gone. He struggled in the Giver's room to get up and was thinking all about how it could of gone down if it was somehow real. The Giver was awake reading a book. I said hello, and he turned around as if he was shocked to see me. "Are you okay? What happened, I heard you mumbling in your sleep". I told him about my crazy dream of running away from the civilization. He warned me not to, or else everyone would know I am a savage and that I left. "How are you feeling about your father? Are you ready to go home?", he asked me. I said "I guess"-- still feeling puzzled about that dream. Later, I arrived