THE GIVER

By:Lois Lowry

intro

The main character, Jonas, in Lois Lowry's The Giver is growing up in a society ware emotions are baned and the citizens are chosen for specific jobs but jonas is selectide to become the new reciver of memories wich is an important job because he will get to recive memories wich will bring him emotion. But with those emotions come with some choices that jonas is faced with and has to decide to save everyone.

body


The people in Jonas‟s Community share their feelings with family members in their dwellings each evening. However, the feelings they share are merely surface feelings shared by mindless people numbly going about their day, shallow and superficial. For example, when Lily expressed anger over the incident at the park with the boy from another community who did not follow the rules, it was not truly anger. Instead, Jonas realized, she felt "impatience and exasperation" (pages 131-132), and her feelings were relieved instantly after sharing them with her family. Also, after receiving a memory of a family celebrating Christmas, Jonas asked his father, "Do you love me?" His father replied with a chuckle, surprised Jonas used such a meaningless word. He suggested it would be more appropriate to consider whether he "enjoys" Jonas or takes "pride in his accomplishments" (page 127). so as you see the citations are from the book but not from the movie

theme of memories

In The Giver, memories are a source of wisdom, but also of pain. We learn from mistakes, and without the memory of those mistakes, we can not actively make decisions about the future.

DIFFERENCES

movie jonas is 15/16

the memories of war is changed /both he is the protagonist/

both of the memories of war fightend jonas/ book jonas is 12

/book the memorie of war was more graphic

/movie the piano plays a big part ware in the book it isn't that important/both n/a /book it is more of the bigger picture of music rather than focusing on just the piano although the giver mentions music there are plenty of scenes that focus of the piano in the movie which contradicted my decision on this subject.