Climate Control In The Giver

900 Words4 Pages
Could you imagine living in a world with no climate? A world where school could never be cancelled due to snow, never being able to dance in the rain, or even be able to see pink tulips bloom in the spring. A world like this may seem preposterous to people living in the 21st century, but this is what the people in the book the Giver by Lois Lowry lived with, absolutely no climate which was also known as climate control. In the novel the Giver climate becomes obsolete due to the complications it entailed, it seemed more harmful than beneficial in their society. At first it was simply to allow farming to occur year around but then it became a part of the rules of sameness. Climate control may be beneficial during natural disasters and reduces…show more content…
One’s complexion, hair color, and even articles of clothing allows one to separate themselves from a crowd, and even add pops of color to one’s life. “There were a lot of colors, and one of them was called red. That’s the one you are starting to see. Your friend Fiona has red hair - quite distinctive, actually; I've noticed it before.”(Lowry 94). The Giver details that Fiona’s hair color is unique and distinctive but nobody in their community would ever know because they can’t see color. Being able to set apart oneself through make up, clothing, or even hair color allows one to express themselves in a way words can not. Waking up before school and deciding if you want to wear white or green shoes is a personal choice. Color plays and important part in an individuals choices about how one wishes to express themselves. Towards the end of the Giver even Jonas himself gets irritated at the fact that he “want[s] to wake up in the morning and decide things! A blue tunic, or a red one? [As] He looked down at himself, at the colorless fabric of his clothing.”(Lowry 97). Color plays a big role in one’s life and without it we would be left without self-expression and

More about Climate Control In The Giver

Open Document