The Giver by Lois Lowry Essay

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Would you like to live in a community where there is no freedom and is full of

safety? In the book The Giver, Lois Lowry shows that freedom is worthier than safety

when Jonas (main character) learns that the people in the community have no

emotions. He witnesses this when Jonas’s father release’s (kills) the baby twin. She

argues that freedom is more important than safety when Jonas notes that all the people

in the community are clueless. Lowry shows the danger in having no freedom when

Jonas learns that the people don’t think for themselves and have their life planned out

for them. This relates to how we have the NSA today. They are often looking at our

personal information and often don’t tell us what other things they
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Would you like to live in a community where there is no freedom and is full of

safety? In the book The Giver, Lois Lowry shows that freedom is worthier than safety

when Jonas (main character) learns that the people in the community have no

emotions. He witnesses this when Jonas’s father release’s (kills) the baby twin. She

argues that freedom is more important than safety when Jonas notes that all the people

in the community are clueless. Lowry shows the danger in having no freedom when

Jonas learns that the people don’t think for themselves and have their life planned out

for them. This relates to how we have the NSA today. They are often looking at our

personal information and often don’t tell us what other things they are up too.

To start off, Lowry show how choices are very important in the scenes where

Jonas’s dad releases the baby twin. In this community the people don’t have a mind of

their own, which means they have no choices so that it is safer. “Our people made that

choice, the choice to go to Sameness” (96). Sameness is where they made the decision

to have all the people look the same, be the same, and think the same. The community

has successfully train everyone so that they don’t make choices of their own. In other

words their life is planned out. The reason the community was afraid that the people

would make choices of their own is because of the chance of wrong choices. Therefore

the people might cause havoc with wrong

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