The Giver By Lois Lowry: Development And The Development Of Adolescents

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Brittany Reilly English 120 December 11, 2014 Jonas’ Development and the Development of Adolescents: In The Giver In the novel The Giver by Lois Lowry, the character Jonas has an amazing growth and development throughout the novel. Jonas lives in a world where everything is the same. There is no music, no color, and no pain. Jonas is then assigned the job of Receiver of Memory. He goes to see the Giver and begins to learn all about the way things used to be, like the way our world is now. The more Jonas learns about having choices and the bad things that happen in his world, the more he wants to escape. Finally, with the help of the Giver, Jonas leaves, taking his baby brother, Gabe, with him. The novel shows Jonas’ development and growth and it reflects the real life development and growth of adolescents.…show more content…
Adolescents tend to accomplish three major millstones. The first major millstone they accomplish is they become less naïve. They will have more life experiences and adventure that they will learn from and grow. This is when they do many stupid things but it will help them grow stronger and into a better person. The second major millstone they accomplish is they will start questioning everything. They will question their beliefs, religion and goals. By doing this they will figure out there own beliefs and what they want to do. They will grow and develop largely during the stage where they question everything. The third major accomplishment is they will become their own self or person. They will figure out their own beliefs, goals, and decisions for their future. This is the time in their life where they become their own person and not the person their parents made

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