Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled at to receive special training from the giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now it's time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no running back.
(NF2,4)In the book The Giver there’s this girl named Fiona. Fiona reminds me of the movie Shrek. It reminds me of the movie Shrek because there’s a girl named Fiona too. They both have hair. So every time i read the book and hear the name Fiona, Fiona from Shrek just pops into my head. This is what The Giver reminds me of.
What perplexes me about this book is that they number their children. Also they take pills to get rid of something they call ‘’stirrings.’’ Also the fact that they chose their children makes no sense to me. They have someone that’s called the Receiver and that person keeps all the memories that ever happened. This book is interesting but has a few things that perplexes me.
(NF1,3)I am reading this book called The Giver. In this book they are assigned a role in the community its like a job. They have no choices, no war, and everything is under control. But i think its interesting how they get a role in the community. Also they get picked for the role. They are picked for the role on how they act at home and in school their behaviors.
I can make a connection with this book because i saw a movie similar to it. In the movie they were picked for their jobs. The world was perfect just like in The Giver. But the people were tired of everything being perfect. They wanted their own choices, i forgot the name of the movie but it really reminded me of this book.
This book was BORING. I couldn't get over the fact that in their community your job gets picked for you. How your parents are not biological, and that your siblings are not really your siblings. The community has no color and one person has to carry memories that you rarely need. I would hate being in a community like that.
(NF 4,6) Ever since I read the part about Jonas giving away his memories to Gabriel I have always had trouble understanding why he did that. I know that Gabe is a restless baby and the Nuturing Center has problems getting him to go to sleep (along with Jonas's family when they keep Gabe) so Jonas wanted to calm down Gabe. So Jonas gave Gabe a peaceful and serene memory to help him fall asleep with the peaceful images. But, Jonas doesn't have the job of the Giver he receives the memories. And I don't think that Gabe is of age to receive memories. I just don't understand why Jonas gave away such precious memories and exposed these inages to Gabe at an early age.
(NF 4,5) I was surprised when I found out that later that their community can't see colour. Towards the beginning of the book Jonas mentioned that he saw the apple change briefly for about a second while he was tossing it back and forth to Asher. Then another time at the Ceremony of Twelve Jonas saw that the faces of the people changed. Then again while going to the Annex Room to start his training, he noticed that Fiona's hair changed briefly. The Giver later told him that he is starting to see the colour red. Jonas wasn't familiar with the term colour. So I was surprised that they didn't see colours and that only a select few can see colours. So I was perplexed as to why they weren't allowed to see colours in the first place.
One thing I agree with that Lois Lowry did the book is that the community has enough food for everyone, no one goes hungry or starving. I also like that they give you jobs/assignments at a young age, twelve years old. This teaches them responsibility and it makes you do things that you love more often at this younger age and also have fun doing it. I disagree with Lois Lowry on the topic of colour. I disagree with the fact the community can't see colour. Colours are beautiful and the fact that the people can't see them is so unfortunate and wack.