Differences In The Giver, By Lois Lowry

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The Giver, by Lois Lowry, is a story about no differences and conflict. Although there are slight differences Jonas wants people to feel different and act different again, while knowing there may be some dispute. In The Giver, by Lois Lowry, society takes away many unique differences to make society equal and to ward off conflict. Furthermore, While with The Giver and learning about release, he doesn’t understand why people would kill people and the only reason they do is because they don’t know that they’re not coming back and they don't know what they're doing is bad. If the people knew about death, then they probably wouldn't release people just for breaking rules because in reality they’re not entirely perfect. They would also enjoy their…show more content…
The red was so beautiful!” (120). Jonas at this moment realizes that something like seeing colors is a difference people should want to have differences even though the community has no knowledge of these differences. Jonas also realizes how amazing the differences could be and how much happier he is because of these differences and what he knows, because he knows these differences can sometimes be as beautiful as the color red. Lastly, as Jonas is sledding down the hill the first time he thinks “Downward, downward, faster and faster. Suddenly he was aware with certainty and joy that below, ahead, they were waiting for him; and that they were waiting, too, for the baby. For the first time he heard something he knew to be music. He heard people singing” (225) The amount of happiness that filled Jonas doing something as simple to us as sledding is why the community should have these memories because even though they’ll know about death and heartbreak, they’ll also have the memories of happiness to help them get through along with the music. Jonas also knows that the people would want and need these memories to be a person with

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