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  • The Giver
    Throughout Jonas's training as Receiver of Memory, he realizes that he values personal freedom to make decisions, appreciates situations in life that cause happiness and joy, and gradually becomes...

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    In Lois Lowry's The Giver, Jonas is presented with a list of responsibilities and duties for his new position as Receiver of Memory. Many of the instructions concern him because they go against the...

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    This question is asking about an event that happens in Chapter 13 of The Giver. The chapter begins by telling readers that Jonas is frustrated with his newly developing ability to see color. He is...

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    There is an extensive list of rules that citizens must obey in order to avoid being released from Jonas's community. Throughout the novel, Jonas is cognizant of these rules at all times, and the...

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    I would like to clarify a bit on the feeling of pain and Jonas. Jonas is capable of feeling pain, and he has felt physical pain before. We are told that he has scraped his knees and crushed his...

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    In Lois Lowry's novel The Giver, the main character is a boy named Jonas, who is about to turn twelve years old. He lives in what seems to be a utopian society (which is actually quite dystopian),...

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    Jonas lives in a world where most choices are made for him. If anything, his society gives its members the absence of choice. For example, in chapter 13 readers get the following verbal exchange...

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    Gabriel is allowed to stay for a second year of nurturing because Jonas's father makes a special request for it. At the end of the first year, Gabriel isn't quite sleeping through the night, and...

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    I am unsure of which "woman" the question is referring to. It's possible that the question is referring to Edna. She is an elderly woman who Jonas doesn't interact with during the events of the...

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    Jonas is going through puberty, and the Stirrings are feelings of sexual arousal. In chapter 5, Jonas explains his dream about wanting the bathe Fiona and his parents give him pills to suppress the...

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    The pilot from Chapter 1 is going to be released from the community because his mistake was so egregious to the community that punishment by release ensures that he will never make the mistake...

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    Jonas's appearance is similar to the rest of the citizens in the community as a result of Sameness, except for the fact that he has pale eyes. In Chapter 2, the reader discovers that Jonas has...

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    1. Jonas's training to become the community's next Receiver of Memory gives him valuable insight into the true nature of his community. Jonas realizes that Sameness is the result of numerous years...

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    Jonas receives a Christmas memory in chapter 16 of The Giver (In the Dell Laurel-Leaf paperback edition published by Random House, this is on pages 122-123). After suffering through the horrors of...

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    The sequence in which the Giver gives Jonas the first memory begins in chapter 10 and continues into chapter 11. Jonas is asking why being the Receiver of Memory is so important. Jonas believes...

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    I believe that this question is asking about an event that occurs in chapter 4. On this particular day, Jonas is volunteering to help out at the House of the Old. He interacts with various...

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    Jonas's community is hypocritical in that it presents itself as a bastion of justice, even as it murders its most defenseless civilians. The idea behind "release" is to ensure that physical...

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    Ever since Jonas's society adopted the Sameness, they have been ruled by logic. That should make sense since a result of the Sameness was a general elimination of emotions. Put simply, Jonas's...

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    In The Giver, the community is organized with the establishment of conditions that control the environment as well as the lives of the residents. In this society, there are no geographical...

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    Lois Lowry's The Giver is set in a dystopian society that is believed by most of its inhabitants to be a utopian society. Being "released" is mentioned many times in the book. People who make large...

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    In Jonas's utopian community focused on stability and conformity, the Committee of Elders assigns specific occupations to certain individuals who have the proper abilities and intelligence to...

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    The answer to this question can be found near the beginning of chapter one. After dinner, Jonas and his family begin the nightly ritual of telling each other the feelings that were felt over the...

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    The word "release" is an euphemism (a nice way to describe something that's unpleasant) for death. Basically, those who are found wanting in any way are "released," or killed. In the world of The...

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    I can think of a few reasons why Jonas needs to be brave in order to be the next Receiver. The first reason that Jonas is brave is that he is chosen to do a job that he knows nothing about. Before...

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    In Lois Lowry's dystopian novel The Giver, the characters do not have birth mothers in the normal sense. Rather than staying with and being raised by their biological mothers, children are assigned...

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    The Ceremony of Twelve is an annual event which is held in December. It is considered the final ceremony and represents the transition of the children in the Community into adulthood. It is...

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    1. Jonas's training will alienate him from his friends and family since he will not be allowed to discuss it with them. He will be afraid that he might mistakenly do or say something that he is not...

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    Jonas is assigned to be the community's next Receiver of Memory, and it says in his rules that he is not allowed to apply for release. The reason behind this rule stems from an incident explained...

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    Jonas is allowed to watch the release of a child because he is the Receiver. In the society in which Jonas lives, pain and suffering have been eliminated. Because people are not permitted to be in...

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    The page numbers that the rules are located on are going to vary depending upon the copy/edition of the book which you own. Thus, to make this answer as consistent as possible, I will provide an...

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    Jonas's spiritual reassessment at the end of the book The Giver by Lois Lowry is brought about by the realization that his adopted brother, Gabriel, is about to be "released" (that is, killed)....

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    Jonas, the protagonist of The Giver, feels trapped in his community because the community does not allow him to be close to people and imposes unfair and brutal laws (such as the impending release,...

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    Totalitarian Government: Yes A totalitarian government is characterized as a governing body that dictates almost every aspect of society and represses individual freedoms in order to control its...

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    Both the societies of The Giver and that of "The Pedestrian" exert great control over their citizens. 1.Totalitarian government In the world of The Giver, everything is controlled—the weather,...

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    The answer to this question could go two ways, so I'll attempt to answer both. In general, the reasons behind each rule are the same. Rules are a very important part of the society in The Giver. To...

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    The society that exists in Lois Lowry's The Giver does its best to keep everything equal for everyone. For example, everyone receives the same types of dwellings, family units, and rules to follow...

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    Selflessness is when someone places another's needs above his or her own. In Lowry's The Giver, children are required to volunteer their time in the services of others. Jonas's friend Fiona...

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    When the Giver and Jonas come up with the plan to save the community from Sameness, they feel the only way to do it is for Jonas to go away alone and for the Giver to stay behind to help the...

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    Lois Lowry's novel, The Giver, takes place in a constructed world in which emotion, choice, and memory have been removed from the human community. Upon first introduction, this world seems perfect....

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    The society has many structural guidelines because it is an attempt to build a utopia - that is, a perfect society - by controlling all natural human tendencies. The result is a soulless,...

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    In Lois Lowry's The Giver, the chief elder with the beard is the Receiver. When he gives memories to Jonas, he becomes the Giver. He is the one who will train Jonas to be the next Receiver of...

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    In the story, Lily giggles when she hears the word "hippo." To Lily, the word is a strange one, and this is why she reacts the way she does. In the story, each newchild is provided with what is...

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    At the end of The Giver, it is assumed that Jonas and little Gabriel reach safety in Elseware. When Jonas first left his community, search planes had frequently flown overhead. Jonas had to hide...

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    In The Giver, Lily experiences little development as a character. Throughout the text she is straightfoward, talkative, and innocent. Because she is so direct, her dialogue is often expository to...

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    In Lois Lowry's The Giver, children receive a new responsibility each year during the ceremony days. At the beginning of the story, Jonas's sister turns eight, but she is mostly excited for the...

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    The characters’ choices in The Giver should seem unbelievable and horrific to its audience. For example, Jonas’s father, a seemingly “good” man, does not show any guilt after euthanizing...

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    The Chief Elder describes Jonas's assignment as a selection, unique from all the other assignments given that day. He has been selected to be the next Receiver of Memory. This is a very rare...

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    At the end of chapter 9 of Lois Lowry's The Giver, Jonas reads the rules and instructions for his new assignment as the Receiver in training. The last rule says that he is allowed to lie. This rule...

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    In The Giver, people who are depressed apply for release, which means death. For example, the Receiver of Memories before Jonas, a girl named Rosemary, was given pain, loneliness, and sadness by...

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    The speaker’s job in Jonas’s community is a combination of enforcement and announcements. For example, when the jet flies overhead, the speaker tells everyone to drop their bicycles and go...

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