The Giver: An Utopian Reality

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An Utopian Reality In The Giver, Jonas’s perfect society creates an environment of bland “sameness” by modifying their environment, changing individual behavior, suppressing choice, and removing memories. But at the same time, they lost what it meant to be human. The importance of individualism, memory, and the relationship between pain and pleasure are all concurring themes in The Giver. Each pose a different perspective to how one views The Giver. In one scene someone could describe how “sameness” does not allow creativity to flourish, “If we were different we would be envious, angry, and resentful”. One of the most important themes throughout the whole movies is the importance of memory. At one point in the past the community decided

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