What similarities does Jonas‘s world in The Giver have with the real world?

Similarities that Jonas‘s world has with the real world include that Jonas lives with his family the way most children do in the real world. He goes to school and looks forward to lunch and recess just as children do in the real world. Jonas also has friends and is closer to certain kids than to others, just like kids in reality. Jonas must take a job after school as most people do in the real world.

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While there are many differences between Jonas‘s world and the real world, there are also similarities. For one thing, Jonas lives with his family the way most children do in the real world. It is true that Jonas’s family is a planned one and not biologically related to one another. Nevertheless, he has parents and a sibling, and the family dines together each night the way many families do in the real world. Jonas also has friends just like kids do in reality, and he is closer to certain kids than to others. Similarly, in the real world, people form friendships with some people and not with others.

In addition, Jonas goes to school just as children do in the real world. Jonas attends classes with other children his age and also looks forward to the lunch break and recess when he can play outside with his friends. Jonas’s school is also different from schools in the real world in many ways. For instance, there is much greater focus on the rules that govern his life and the lives of his classmates. For another, Jonas completes school once he is a “twelve.”

Jonas must take a job after school as most people do in the real world. However, he does not decide for himself what to do after school. He is given an assignment, and he must follow what the Elders of his community decide for his future.

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