Pain And Pleasure In The Giver By Lois Lowry

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Nothing is ever as it seems. Water is not just water, it is a device for people's survival. Sometime looking in on a marriage, it may seem happy. However, it may not be one worth looking in on. There is a deeper meaning to everything in life. Although, the average person only gets to see the tip of the iceberg. Many book come right out and say what the theme is, in others it is not quite so obvious what the moral is. In The Giver by Lois Lowry the themes are not so apparent, and it has a deeper meaning than is just written. The main themes of The Giver are; the importance of memories, the relationship between pain and pleasure, and the importance of the individual. In The Giver by Lois Lowry, the first major theme is the importance of memories. Without memories of the past, people would be nothing, there would be no love and no actual life. Memories contribute to everything in life, “Without memory, there is no culture. without memory, there would be no…show more content…
The book explains how without pain there is no pleasure, and without pleasure there is no pain. To live a happy life there must be some pain, because without it how would people even know what pleasure is? Without pain and pleasure there cannot be any success. “The secret of success is learning to use pain and pleasure, instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you” (Anthony Robbins). To have a good and successful life there must be pain. You have to put in some effort in your life, and effort is pain, but the outcome is pleasure. to have one you must have the other. “Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other” Laurence Sterne). Pain leads to pleasure, and sometime pleasure leads to pain. But without them there is no happiness and life. If death is not tragic, than life is not precious. Pain can bring greater love and joy. Possibly even

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