Jonas usually never contributes to the morning dream discussion, but today Jonas has (35).
The Stirring happened to Jonas, so now he has to eat pills (36-38).
The Giver is about to tell Jonas information from before (79).
The Giver transmits some of his information to Jonas. The Giver now forgets this information he transmitted (82).
Climate control blocks weather, and Jonas sees snow and sunlight as new things (83).
Before, the Receiver gave Jonas past memories. Noe that Jonas is going to be called the Receiver, the "Receiver" will be called the Giver.
Jonas now has the ability to see memories much further back than before (93).
Jonas lives in a colorless world (97).
In Jonas's world, colors are lifeless and everything is the same. The Giver makes everything a different perspective (~100).
The Giver will receive pain when giving The Receiver information at first (107).
The memories seem so real that Jonas actually thinks it is real.
The pills actually stopped Jonas from having emotions before. After not taking the pills for 4 weeks, he was able to remember his memories more than before (131).
Jonas doesn't even know he has grandparents. They are in the House of Old, and Jonas along with other kids are not allowed to go inside it (~140).
Jonas's dad killed a newborn baby by doing s shot in his head and walked away (150).
Jonas is going on a mission. He has committed many thievery crimes along the way (165-166).
I think Jonas will probably kill Gabriel during his mission if he isn't extremely careful (168).
Jonas's memories get more distant from him the more he travels outward (175).
Jonas brings Gabriel down the sled and they go down the snow hill to elsewhere (178).
THEORIES AND CONCLUSIONS
My theory after reading The Giver, by Lois Lowry, is that emotion gives meaning to life. During the story, Jonas is receiving past memories from the older Receiver, who is now known as the Giver. These memories bring back what the past was like hundreds of years ago. They show feelings like happiness and grief that don’t currently exist in their society. This is because past events were too sad, like wars and death. The rulers of the land didn’t want people to feel sad and grieve all day, so they assigned everyone a role in the community and told people not to pass down memories and emotions, which led to a plain society with no specialties.
Lois Lowry is expressing if everyone is a dull person, it is really boring. They don’t do anything other than help people do tasks.
Without emotion, there is no point in living. It’s like being a servant. Every time a new person is born, there is a new servant. The servant has a brain of its own but doesn’t know how to use it fully. That is with the exception of the Giver and the Receiver.
One task that Asher, Jonas’s friend, has to do is “release” old people. Jonas and the Giver know that releasing really means killing, but Asher doesn’t even know he is killing, because society doesn’t understand what death is. And any violence that people are doing aren’t considered violence. This is because no one even knows what violence is anymore.
Also, after receiving the feeling of love from the Giver (the Giver has knowledge from the past and transmits it to someone else that will be the new Giver), Jonas understands what it feels like to love someone, which never happens in their current world for hundreds of years. After going home to eat dinner with family, he mentioned to his parents, “Do you love me?” His parents knew the word love, but it is so unused that it doesn’t even show love. So they lectured Jonas for 5 minutes straight about how you should never use that word.
But having higher understanding than the rest of the society, Jonas also experiences pain. The author is trying to say that when you do have emotions, you experience all sorts of things. Not just happiness or love, but also grief or despair. When Jonas sees a live example of his father releasing a baby, he is extremely angry and miserable. Gabriel, a baby that Jonas’s family adopted, was going to be released very soon. Jonas couldn’t stand having such a good baby be killed, so the ending of the book was devoted to him rescuing the baby and leaving their current community borders.
In conclusion, a person with emotion has a better perspective of life. If people don’t have their own self-controlled life, there really is no point of humanity, other than reproducing to keep our species. It wouldn’t matter if someone was born or if someone died. But when someone is self-controlled and has their own feelings, they can accomplish much more, because of personal goals and dreams. A person with emotion has a better understanding of life. There is more things to realize, more things to explore, and more reasons to live.
This book shows readers that you have to appreciate everything that you have now, in comparison to what the people in the book had. In the book the children and even adults would be punished for the wrong use of language or twisting the truth. Therefore, I think this book is a lesson in your hands.
This a book about a kid, Jonas who lives in a utopian society. All his memory and abilities are taken. When he finds the truth about the world, his life becomes devastating.
Jonas has a special ability to see colors and feel emotions. All of this was taken away to create a Utopian society. When Jonas sees the real world, he escapes his community and goes on a quest for the truth.
This book is written in third person limited. I think the author did it because he wants readers to think about other people's felling. (1)
All my friends say this is a good book (-1)
Jonas is the main character of this book, and he has a sister who is only seven. (5)
I think it is very wired that there are a speakers throughout the community. (2)
If people in the community did some thing wrong, they get released, what does "released" mean?
Jonas's family is adopting a boy and they will name it Gabriel (Gab). (8-9, 12)
I think "released" means they send people away from the community .
I think after Jonas's family adopted the boy, some thing will happen.
Why does the community have all of these rules?(13)
Is Jonas 12 or is he older?(20)
Why are releasings celebreared?
Why do they have all of these rituals?(34)
Why is everybody in a specific group? Why can't they choose?(40).
Are all of the communities under the control of one or multiple people?(47).
Why do they smack the Threes when they said a word wrong?(54).
Why did the Chief Elder skip Jonas? Is he going to have to wait another year?(57)
What happened to their last selection?(61)
Do their parents know what pain he is going to go through?(67)
Why are the door never locked?(73)
I don't think that Jonas knows what he got himself into (79).
Why did Jonas start seeing red before he was officially selected, he hasn't gotten the memory of color back?(95).
How long is Jonas's training? (100)
Is Jonas allowed to tell Lily that elephants were once real? (101)
Was the memory of the holiday Christmas?(121)
How they decide how to select the new reciever?(141)
Does Jonas's father know that he is killing the child?(150)
Did the giver give Jonas a memory that is making him act like this?(152)
Jonas is learning how to survive without sameness. (172)
In the book, The Giver, Lois Lowry writes about a boy who lives in a community with very strict rules. He lives in a world of sameness. They don’t have any memories of colors or emotions. Every year you transfer into a new group, and receive something in the ceremony. When you become a twelve, you receive an assignment, or job. Jonas didn't get an assignment but became a receiver of memories. He comes to learn things that nobody but the giver and him know. The truth gives Jonas the strength to act.
Jonas learns what happens to people when they are released. The community celebrates these ceremonies where they release the old, but nobody knows what the releasing actually does. They also do this to twins, and it all depends on who is heavier. The lighter person gets released. When Jonas’ father talks about the releasing, Jonas doesn't realize what actually happens. Jonas finds out that his father is killing the child and he can’t handle it. Jonas thinks “He killed it! My father killed it! Jonas said to himself, stunned at what he was realizing”(150). He realized the emotion that comes with releasing a child. This action upset Jonas and caused him to think about his father differently.
Jonas struggles with the pain that he is feeling. He acts crazy because he is frightened. He doesn't like how people of the community follow orders without giving any thought to it. Jonas is with the Giver, after deciding to stay the night there. He mimics the Giver’s assistant, “‘I will take care of that, sir...’ Jonas mimicked in a cruel sarcastic voice. ‘I will do whatever you like, sir. I will kill people, sir. Old people? Small newborn people? I'd be happy to kill them, sir. Thank you for your instructions, sir” (152-153). He doesn't understand how nurturers and people who work at the House of the Old don’t understand what they are doing when they are releasing somebody.
Jonas is confused by the way he lives his life. Jonas does not understand how the Committee of Elders controls people. He doesn't understand when the Giver tells him that they are going to make a plan. "’A plan for what? There's nothing. There's nothing we can do. It's always been this way. Before me, before you, before the ones who came before you. Back and back and back’”(154). Jonas thinks that since nobody has tried to make a plan it is impossible to make a plan.
The Giver knew that there was something wrong about the way they live. He never had a reason to change it but then when Jonas came along and didn't like it, he decided it was time. “‘And having you here with me over the past year has made me realize that things must change. For years I've felt that they should, but it seemed so hopeless’”(154-155). This change was needed in the community but nobody knew it. Jonas learns all of the things that are kept from the community and gains the strength to put the Giver’s plan in action.
Jonas gains the confidence to act on what is happening to their world. He learns everything that is hidden and that should be shown. Learning what happened before Sameness, Jonas acts on it and puts a plan in action. He doesn't want people to have to live in a world where nobody knows what happened previously.
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