Escape from the equalism

February 3rd, 2015

Running away from the equality in The Giver written by Lois Lowry has the resolution with Jonas, the Receiver,  with all the memory he has running away with Gabriel. They both have a conflict with society. Jonas by running away from the society is safe from the society and he is satisfied with what he has done. At the beginning Jonas thought he was living in a perfect house in a perfect world and friends with perfect friends. But after receiving the memory of past Jonas felt he was alive but not living. Jonas and The Giver’s plan is to get away from society as far as Jonas can. However, when Jonas reach the point where he is too far away the memory he is holding will go back to where it belongs. “That night, Jonas was forced to flee. He left the dwelling shortly after the sky became dark and the community sill…and he had taken Gabriel, too.” (Lowry 163,166). Nobody outside Jonas sneak into the babysitting center and brings Gabriel with him. The Giver stays and whenever the memory comes back from Jonas he will help the people from panic and will go to where his daughter is. Jonas knew where his daughter is. Heaven probably. Jonas leaving the Giver he and Gabriel reach the new world where he could be normal but has a talent. As he gets near he could hear the people singing. But perhaps it is only an echo.

I personally like how Lois Lowry finishes the book by giving us the curiosity whether Jonas and Gabriel find the new world or whether it was an imagination that Jonas makes. I also wonder what happened to the Giver. The last word he gives it to Jonas before he leaves the city is that Giver is going to see his daughter. In the other word he is going to release himself. “’But I have another place to go. When my work here is finished, I want to be with my daughter.”’ (162). Giver’s daughter named Rosemary was once the Receiver. Giver gave Rosemary only the memories of happiness. However, Rosemary was the Receiver and had to hold the painful memory the Giver gave Rosemary the war memory. Next day the Giver found out that Rosemary had released herself.

Jonas’ changes

January 26th, 2015

In The Giver written by Louis Lowry, Jonas had a huge change during the rising action and the climax. Past few days Jonas was a normal kid from his normal society until he saw a little change with the normal apple. Starting from that Jonas started to see something beyond. Then he dreamed a weird dream. Jonas described his dream with a word wanting. This shows that Jonas is becoming a guy not a kid. Jonas at the ceremony of 12 he was selected as the Receiver. Receiver is the job, which receives the memory of the history and holds the memory for people in his world. Jonas meets the Giver, who gives the memory to Jonas. Jonas gets the memory and sees, feel, hear and smell different.

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