The Giver Short Story

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The Giver placed his hand on Jonas’s bare back, and suddenly Jonas hears a unknown voice. “Hey get off my lawn Negro!” The man said furiously. The white man, very angered at the African American that had took one step on his property, had pulled out a gun and fired three frightening shots at the man. The African American darted away in fear. Jonas could only think to himself “why are they being treated like this?” Jonas went on and was starting to see different signs stating where whites and blacks go. One said “Black Restroom” the other said “White Restroom” “I wonder why the two races are being seperated?” Jonas thought upon himself. Jonas thought back to when the white man on the property called the African American a “Negro” As he…show more content…
This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.” he began to say. Jonas thought of how serious he was about his speech, so he kept listening. “But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. And so we've come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.” In the middle of this amazing experience Jonas began to feel something weird happening. What Jonas was not informed on was that The Giver was gently removing his bare hands from Jonas’s back. The memory started to fade away, but jonas can still faintly hear the voice of ..... Martin Luther King Jonas remembered. “In a sense we've come to our nation's capital to cash.....” Jonas could hear. “What is happening!” Jonas screamed with

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