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  • The Ideal Of A Perfect Community

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    The ideal of a perfect community in which everyone follows and believe in the same values, intrigues many to surround themselves with relatable individuals. But what compels one even more, is being given a promise or a reward for completely and following their life in a certain way that upholds the standards that they believe in. A mouthpiece for the belief is then to speak out and help lead the followers to this promised reward. Although the reasoning for the following is for the end reward, it

  • The Importance Of The Perfect Community In The Giver

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    orderly community where choices were taken away. The protagonist Jonas develops from an adapting member of the community to a unique individual. Through Jonas' development from a conforming member of the community to a unique individual, Lowry conveys individuality, duality and freedom. Overall, the novel illustrates that there is no ‘perfect world’, everything has two sides. The Giver portrays a seemingly utopic community in which all members follow a strict set of rules. In the community where Jonas

  • Justice in The Republic by Plato Essay

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    Justice in The Republic by Plato In Plato's The Republic, justice is depicted as a major part in a perfect society. Justice is said to breed a good society, whereas injustice will breed a bad one. Plato defines justice in dialogue as "keeping what is properly one's own and doing one's own job." (Pg. 146) Under the rules set for this perfect society, people are to practice the one profession at which they perform best. This profession also corresponds to a certain social class. Under no circumstances

  • The Giver Dystopia

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    where members of the community are content and have little freedom of choice. Jonas, the main character, is a twelve year old boy chosen to be the communityś Receiver of Memories the one person in the community responsible for keeping painful and emotional memories. People often debate whether this ideal community is a utopia- a perfect society - or a dystopia - a place where everything seems perfect but is not. Through Jonas’ actions and words, the reader can tell that this community is, in fact, a dystopia

  • Gender Roles In The Giver, By Lois Lowry

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    Alfred de Musset In the book “ The Giver” Lois Lowry has created a perfect world with no differences, fear or pain, or at least we thought. The book “ The Giver” says many things about the societal structures such as the communities living conditions, work ethic, and gender roles First in the book “ The Giver” Lois Lowry talks about gender roles. Lois Lowry puts a twist on the gender roles. In the community, Jonas’ father got a job as a caretaker while his mother got a job

  • The Giver Rhetorical Analysis

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    Newberry Medal winning book The Giver tells a story about a world with no memories. With no memories, the citizens in the community will not experience the small and big things in life. The leaders of the community are called the committee of elders. The committee of elders are hypocritical. This is the first example of how the elders were hypocritical. The elders tell the community to do certain things but behind closed doors they do the opposite. The chief elder has told the caretakers of the old

  • Over The Course Of Human History There Have Been Countless

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    countless societies that have had some sort of economic system that helps sustain themselves. The backbone of any community, no matter the size, is built upon its own economy. Without the community itself there would be no economy, and with no economy there would be no community. This dependence of roles is all built around the idea that with a healthy economic system also comes a healthy community. When talking about a society 's economy over the years, some have had great success, and others have ultimately

  • The Giver Dystopia Essay

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    a utopia would be “perfect world” where everyone is satisfied. A dystopia can be very far from perfect, as it is in The Giver. The world in The Giver by Lois Lowry is a dystopia because no world anywhere can ever be perfect, the people who live there will never be truly happy and because without choice life can be very boring, as it is in The Giver. The world in The Giver is not perfect because nothing can really be perfect. It is almost impossible to think of a perfect world, and if you do there

  • The Giver By Lois Lowry

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    a world with no fear and disorder. A perfect society, or so it looks. As the readers go on they come to realize that an ideal society is nothing like it sounds. The readers take for granted our rights to chose what we want to do with our lives; if the audience lived like the people in the novel, our society would have no individual rights. This is a community, created by Lois Lowry, where no one has memories, feelings, or ambitions. In a perfect community, there are secrets behind every person

  • Jonas's Dystopia In 'The Giver'

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    Jonas lives in a community that is an obvious example of a dystopia. His community is extremely far from perfect. Unfortunately this is what causes community leaders to attempt to resolve these issues in problematic ways. This can unfold into complete control, cruel punishments, and lack of freedom and knowledge. The leaders of jonas’s community have been striving for perfection, the main way this was achieved was with sameness. As stated in The Giver, sameness eliminates one hundred percent of

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