Memory In The Giver

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Louis Lowry, author of “The Giver”, expertly highlights the importance of memory and how it’s imperative to have them in order to learn from mistakes and to have your own opinions. Set in the future, this story is told in third person limited focusing on a young 12 year old boy named Jerry, who is selected by the leaders of the utopian society to be the receiver. In this position he carries the burden of remembering all the memories of the past in order to assist the government in making the right decisions. Jerry’s perspective on the colorless, feeling less, controlled environment changed when he learned about the past from the Giver. He then developed opinions of the government and realized that what they were doing was wrong. These

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