The Giver Research Paper

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“Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice” ~Ayn Rand. What would the world be like, if we as humans did not have the freedom of choice? We use choices everyday, all around the world. It has become such an important part of our life that we don’t even notice it. Choices are made when we decide what to wear, eat and do. But what would life be like if that was taken from you? Recently, I read the novel The Giver by Lois Lowry. It tells a story about a life without choice as seen through the eyes of a young boy named Jonas. I will use examples from this book to better explain the meaning of this paper. Through this essay, I am going to try and convince you about…show more content…
On Earth, choices are limited for those making them. However, these limits are only in operation up to a point. All around we are governed by the choices of others. Laws are probably the biggest choice we are told to abide by. It our choice to obey the laws or break them. Here is an example. Let’s say that a new country was formed and the government has just finished making the laws and has released them to the public. Like in every country, there are going to be who don’t agree with these laws and eventually, the laws will be broken by more and more people. These people are making their own choices. Robbing stores, destroying buildings and killing people of things that don’t really matter. The government sees what is happening and decides that people are making more bad choices than good. So, they decided to take away choices in order to protect people from making wrong decisions that will greatly effect them and everyone around in a injurious state. I think that this is why they took away choices in The Giver. To protect the citizens of the communities. So back to our earlier question. Should we take away the freedom of choice in the real world? Personally I don’t know. Through taking away choices you would take away freedom. But you would also protect people from making the wrong

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