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by Lois Lowry

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In The Giver by Lois Lowry, what are five rules of the community in which Jonas lives?

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The Giver (Lowry) is a story about a community that is kept in order with many rules and few choices.  We learn about some of these in the first few chapters, even on the very first page.  Let's go over five of them.

First, this is a community in which it is against the rules for a pilot to fly an airplane overhead.  We learn, in fact, that a pilot who does so is released, and while we don't know exactly what that means, we are privy to Jonas' thoughts, that this is "...a terrible punishment, an overwhelming statement of failure" (Lowry 3).

Second, there is a rule in school that requires students to apologize publicly if they are late.  Jonas' friend Asher is late for...

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