The Giver Essay

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Jonas is the main protagonist of Lois Lowry’s The Giver. Jonas’ environment in the story is a type of futuristic community where color and weather are removed or made the same. When it’s Jonas’ eleventh December since his birth, he is chosen to have the assignment or job of Receiver of memory. After Jonas learns of pain, the excruciating kind which the community hides from them, he and the Giver, an elder protagonist in the story, plan an escape to Elsewhere. Monique Pool, is an active animal lover who lives in Paramaribo, Suriname, an area renowned for its rainforests. During the year 2005 she, while looking for her lost dog, called an animal shelter to learn of an orphaned sloth, which she ended up adopting. She is now widely known as the “sloth lady” for how she grew to harbor a great…show more content…
Jonas’s vast environment contributed quite a bit to how he developed as a hero. A process named “Sameness” was one of these factors. “But now that I can see colors, at least sometimes, I was just thinking: what if we could hold up things that were bright red or yellow and he could choose? Instead of the Sameness.” (Lowry).In this quote Jonas is explaining to the Giver the possibility of choice, a thing which is greatly constricted in the community. Sameness, in this context, is the artificial restriction of almost everything, where they regress it all to one level. In Lois Lowry’s The Giver Sameness means that there’s no color, nor difference in weather, and no varying emotion, the choice of clothing, spouse, children, job, or household are all made for the people. Release was also a huge contributing factor. “...His father began very carefully to direct the needle into the top of the newchild’s forehead, puncturing the place where the fragile skin pulsed. The newborn squirmed, and wailed faintly. … He pushed the plunger, very slowly injecting the

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