The time with the giver and the discoveries

The Giver by Lois Lowry is like a utopian world but the main character Jonas figures out it’s really not.The Giver takes place in this modern society where the government controls everything . The elders are the head of the society. Their society does not have a name but they call other neighboring societies elsewhere. Their society is on some planet which is probably earth, but its just in the future. The elders assign each person a job when they turn twelve years old. There are no birthdays and everyone proceeds to the next age on the same day every year. This causes Jonas to react and want to know what is really happening.Pretty soon he begins to finds the sled and the real meaning of words and his visions. For most of the novel, vision represents all thought. Jonas’s eyes, which appear to be deeper than other people, are actually able to see more deeply into objects than other people’s eyes. Jonas is one of the few people in the community who can see color. Jonas’s perception of color symbolizes his perception of the complicated emotions and sensations that other people cannot perceive. He sees life differently from the rest of the community. Jonas shares his abilities with the Giver and Gabe, both of whom have eyes the same color as his.The first memory the giver gives jonas is the sled..The sled symbolizes the journey Jonas will take during his time with the giver and the discoveries he makes. The giver tells him he will be able to see color especially red, a color, vital world of feelings and ideas that Jonas discovers. Red also symbolizes the a new world with real feeling and color.Though few people know it, the word release actually refers to death or murder in Jonas’s society, but throughout The Giver, the word means different things to different people. At the beginning of the novel, most of the characters truly believe that people who are released are physically sent to a place they call elsewhere Elsewhere, the world beyond the limits of the community. Release is frightening or sad because no one would want to leave the community, not because it involves violence or death. Later, when Jonas discovers the real meaning of release, the word becomes bad or something bad is going to happen.


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