The Giver EssayI am writing a persuasive essay on The Giver and how Jonas changes throughout the story. I must come up with 3 ways he changes, but i need some help on some evidence on them. I will...

The Giver Essay

I am writing a persuasive essay on The Giver and how Jonas changes throughout the story. I must come up with 3 ways he changes, but i need some help on some evidence on them. I will list them and i will be grateful for any help. =)

1. In the beginning of the story, Jonas is just like everyone else in his community and thinks that life is just a word in his community and is a daily routine, but as he progresses in the story, he realizes that life has a much deeper meaning, and can change anytime.

2. Jonas never heard of the word love, but as he receives memories , he realizes that love in one of the strongest emotions in the world and is the only way to make your life complete.

3. In the beginning of the story, Jonas believes and is unsure about "release" and that it is just a ceremony to bring people elsewhere, while in reality, he finds out that it is when you kill or murder someone. He realizes that his father and many others are murderers and that they don't realize that they are killing someone.

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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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All the ways in which Jonas changes are in his becoming truly humanized. Thematically, The Giver is much like Aldous Huxley's Brave New World--albeit simplified--so the centralizing idea can be the acquisition of Jonas's qualities that lead to his becoming an individual with real feelings and independent thoughts.

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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You need to focus by tying these three ideas together thematically.  Write a thesis where you relate how Jonas changes to the theme.  For example, Jonas changes as he realizes the truth about his world.  A theme might be that differences should be celebrated and not stifled.

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