The Giver Research Paper

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“I can control my destiny, but not my fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. I believe we all have the choice as to whether we fulfil our destiny, but are fate is sealed.” (Paulo Coelho) In the novel The Giver by Lois Lowry there are many things in the community that are taken away because they `` might cause conflict and destroy their perfect world they have created. In a current world today we have the things that are taken away from their community. In this essay I will teach you the value of Freedom, Choice and Pain and how they are important to our life today. In The Giver nobody has freedom, they are all controlled by their government and are told what to do and are convinced…show more content…
In The Giver the community is also striped of their ability of choice. On page 97 of The Giver Jonas says to the Giver. “I want to wake up in the morning and decide things! A blue tunic or a read one?” Jonas says this in frustration while he is talking to the Giver about some of their memories and thoughts. This is where in the novel Jonas starts realizing that choice is important and that people should have choice. At this moment Jonas starts to want to share the things he is now aware of and express his feelings with other people. Another example from the novel is on page 98 of The Giver. That is when Jonas and the Giver are discussing choice and Jonas asks why people can’t choose and the Giver answers. “He might make the wrong choices.” This quote shows that the Giver is wise and knows the power of choice and knows the effects that it can have. This is when Jonas starts talking about how we wants to share choice and the Giver explains to him that it may be good however that it does have consequences. Choice is shows and expressed throughout the novel of how Jonas wants to share it with the rest of community and how he uses it to runaway to elsewhere with Gabriel. Also in the novel Jonas and the Giver discuss about choice, the power and effect it can have on people and communities and why or why not people should have the power. Now that you

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