He was scheduled for release however and this convinced Jonas what he had to do. Avoiding search planes, Jonas and Gabriel travel for a long time until heavy snow makes bike travel impossible.
It is at this point that Jonas' illusions are shattered. However, before they can carry out their plan, Jonas learns that Gabriel, a two-year-old infant who has been staying with Jonas' family unit because Gabriel has trouble sleeping through the night, is going to be released — killed.
Someone must keep them so that the community can avoid making the mistakes of the past, even though no one but the Receiver can bear the pain. The first memory he receives is of an exhilarating sled ride.
Differences are frowned upon and being the same as everyone else is encouraged. The climax is when the plan to escape the society is being conceived and the actual escape itself.
The Chief Elder then explains that Jonas has not been given a normal assignment, but instead has been selected as the next Receiver of Memory, to be trained by the current one, who sits among the Elders, staring at Jonas, and who shares with the boy unusual pale eyes .
All of the Community is present, and the Chief Elder presides. The book is based in this fictional society where everyone is provided for, everything is the same.
One day, it is decided that he will become the "Receiver of Memory" for his community, a role which involves bearing the memories of his entire people.
There he finds a sled—the sled from his first transmitted memory—waiting for him at the top. Everyone is unfailingly polite. The current Receiver, who asks Jonas to call him the Giver, begins the process of transferring those memories to Jonas, for the ordinary person in the Community knows nothing of the past.
He can guess which jobs his friends, Fiona and Asher, will be assigned, but he has no idea what his own job Assignment will be.
He saw all of the light and color and history it contained and carried in its slow-moving water; and he knew that there was an Elsewhere from which it came, and an Elsewhere to which it was going.
The setting is a supposedly perfect society where everyone is taken care of and no one is different. Avoiding search planes, Jonas and Gabriel travel for a long time until heavy snow makes bike travel impossible.
He and Gabriel ride the sled down towards a house filled with colored lights and warmth and love and a Christmas tree, and for the first time he hears something he believes must be music. All of the Community is present, and the Chief Elder presides.
He does not know it yet, but he alone in his community can perceive flashes of color; for everyone else, the world is as devoid of color as it is of pain, hunger, and inconvenience.
The society has also eliminated choice: When the community went over to Sameness—its painless, warless, and mostly emotionless state of tranquility and harmony—it abandoned all memories of pain, war, and emotion, but the memories cannot disappear totally.
Plot[ edit ] Jonas, a year-old boy, who lives in a Community isolated from all except a few similar towns, where everyone from small infants to the Chief Elder has an assigned role.
Jonas grows more and more frustrated with the members of his community, and the Giver, who has felt the same way for many years, encourages him. Jonas receives the memories of the past, good and bad, from the current Receiver, a wise old man who tells Jonas to call him the Giver.
Each peer group is identified by its age — for example, Threes, Sevens, Nines — and must follow specific rules about appropriate clothing, haircuts, and activities for that particular peer group.
Even color has been surrendered, and the Giver shows Jonas a rainbow. The baby's name will be Gabriel if he grows strong enough to be assigned to a family.
If Gabriel does not increase in strength, he will be "released from the Community" —in common speech, taken Elsewhere. Jonas travels for days and days with Gabriel, who is dying from starvation and the cold weather.
Since he considers his father a murderer, Jonas initially refuses to return home, but the Giver convinces him that without the memories, the people of the Community cannot know that what they have been trained to do is wrong.
It then continues while Jonas the main character waits to receive his assignment in the community.
Family units must apply for children, spouses do not get to choose one another but, instead, are matched, and grandparents do not exist. So when Rosemary was released her memories went back to the community. Through Jonas' eyes, his community appears to be a utopia — a perfect place — that is self-contained and isolated from Elsewhere, every other place in the world.The Giver by Lois Lowry (Book Analysis): Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide [Bright Summaries] on cheri197.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
Unlock the more straightforward side of The Giver with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Giver by Lois Lowry. The giver is written from the point of view of Jonas, an eleven-year-old boy living in a futuristic society that has eliminated all pain, fear, war, and hatred.
There is no prejudice, since everyone looks and acts basically the same, and there is very little competition. Everyone is unfailingly.
The Giver is a novel by Lois Lowry that was first published in The Giver is a novel by Lois Lowry that was first published in Written by Lois Lowry, author of such popular kids books as the Anastasia Krupnik series, A Summer to Die, and Number the Stars, it was published in and went on to win that year's Newbery Medal.
The Giver by Lois Lowry - review I picked the book up to see what the story was like, and wasn't disappointed in the slightest. The Giver is a morally driven and interesting story about a.Download