Essays Tagged: "Jonas"

"A critique" of The Giver by Lois Lowry

f sameness and release the two general principles the society functions on. It then continues while Jonas (the main character) waits to receive his assignment in the community. Waiting to find out wha ... ly, his first memory that belongs to him.There were many characters in this book the main one being Jonas. Jonas is a child in this supposed 'Utopia' who ends up with the most important assignment of ...

(3 pages) 98 0 2.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Alternate ending for "The Giver" by Lois Lowry. Not quite as positive as the final chapter in the book.

The cold was creeping into Jonas's body. Dampening his spirits and his soul. Hunger infected his body. Gabriel's wailing scream ... unger infected his body. Gabriel's wailing screamed at his ears. The wind howled at him, preventing Jonas from trespassing into this strange landscape. An enclosing army of snow palpitated down on the ... kin, injecting acute pangs of chilliness. A curtain of mist lowered and trapped them in a blizzard. Jonas looked around, completely disorientated. A landscape of snow met his sore eyes. An endless bla ...

(7 pages) 628 3 4.2 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

"The Chosen" by Chaim Potok, and "The Giver" by Lois Lowry.

e or flexibility. Similarly, in The Giver everyone is assigned a specific role in the community. In Jonas' community, there are no true feelings -- no fear, no pain, no love. Everything is under contr ... can see how certain expectations shape us, as they do the characters in the stories. Both Danny and Jonas struggle to accept their communities, along with their rules.Danny and Jonas are given certain ...

(4 pages) 53 0 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Giver

Her books are fiction, but they all seem so real. The Giver is about a 12 year old boy named Jonas. In his community, everyone is assigned jobs, at 12 years old, which are specially picked for ... r them. They community is designed so that everything is always going the way it is supposed to be. Jonas is picked to be the Receiver of Memory. He receives memories from the past back before their c ...

(3 pages) 45 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This is going to tell u lots of things about a book called "THE GIVER" if u have a hard time to understand it this is the right essay for you to read

or us to be a real human being. As we read the book, we also learned about the people that lived in Jonas' community. There's no evidence of disease, hunger, poverty, war, or pain. People don't have f ... munity instead of themselves. Sometimes they don't even know what they are doing. For example, when Jonas' father releases the baby, he does not know he is killing the baby, and he only know release i ...

(4 pages) 24 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Author Presentation: Lois Lowry

he really difficult decisions which are outside the limited experience of the ordinary inhabitants? Jonas, aged twelve, and teetering on the brink of trainee adulthood is selected to become the new Re ... loss, the heights of human achievement, freedom, music, colour, and the overwhelming power of love. Jonas must keep these memories on behalf of his community, but he may not share them with anyone bec ...

(5 pages) 23 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

A book report about the novel called "The Giver" by Lois Lowry.

no hatred. Having no hatred means not having any love. There is no freedom of choice. In this novel Jonas is selected to be The Receiver of Memories. During his training he quickly realizes that there ... it. Without freedom, there is not a point at all to live in it. Therefore it is not perfect.During Jonas' training he discovers that the changes he has been seeing was colour and wants this for his c ...

(4 pages) 36 0 4.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Giver

were no secrets. No blood relatives exist. When babies are born, they are given to a family unit. "Jonas watched as one after another each new child was given a name and handed to a family unit." (p. ... what they want them to know. No one knows anything of the past in the society except the Giver and Jonas.Everyone else only have one generation memories. They go to school, but most of what they lear ...

(3 pages) 11 0 0.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The Givver

I read The Giver By Lois Lowry.The main character is a young boy named Jonas. A negative trait is that he always seemed to break the rules of his town without knowing it. ... tant character is the memory Giver. He, of course, is important because he's the person who teaches Jonas how the past was and how life can be.His relationship with Jonas is that he is the person who ... holds the memories of the world, and has to give them to the new receiver of memories, the job that Jonas was selected for.He has a significant influence on the main character because Jonas respected ...

(3 pages) 306 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Giver

The Giver, by Lois Lowry, is a novel about unique identify and the importance thereof. Jonas, the young adult protagonist, lives in a town of Sameness. There are not problems of any kind. ... idual. The most important year, twelve, is the year where the "community assignments" are revealed. Jonas receives the assignment "the receiver". This is thought to be the assignment with the highest ... e receiver". This is thought to be the assignment with the highest regard and community stature. As Jonas begins his training, where he works with the current receiver, who is now referred to as the g ...

(2 pages) 354 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Giver

The story is about Jonas, who lives in a closed community sometime in the far future. All children are taken from their ... wo children; they do not have their own children. It gets weirder from there.As we enter the story, Jonas is about to be given his lifetime "assignment" in a ceremony which all children must attend ea ... d confused about certain things up until the end. For example, Cimeron asked several times "How did Jonas get the memories?" and did not seem to grasp the story line regarding transference of memories ...

(2 pages) 258 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Giver

Although there is crime, poverty, and homelessness beyond the gates of Jonas's utopian society, the society is not worth giving up the freedom of choice. Jonas should leav ... it is even better to have color, music, feelings, emotions, and love beyond the gates of a utopia. Jonas should leave the utopia to save Gabriel from being released from the community to show the bab ... e baby how much better the outside world is, including celebration. There are many more reasons for Jonas to leave, although these are the most important. No one should live without choice, fre ...

(1 pages) 287 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"1984" in Comparison to "The Giver"

he citizens as a protective measure so no one has to ever experience any type suffering. As said by Jonas concerning citizens of the Community, "They have never known pain."(110). Similarly, love must ... ngs" and so the emotion is prevented and the word, love, has lost all its meaning. Take for example Jonas's parents response to his question of whether or not they love him, "Jonas, precision of langu ...

(7 pages) 25 0 3.2 Aug/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Freedom And The Giver

tions, both painful and pleasurable, have been sacrificed for societal efficiency and organization. Jonas, the protagonist, has been selected for the most excruciating destiny of all. Receivers are th ... creative and extraordinary individual with merit and talent.Though raised as part of a collective, Jonas faced that dilemma as an individual of special uniqueness and talent. Of one the most poignant ...

(4 pages) 17 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Giver

were no secrets. No blood relatives exist. When babies are born, they are given to a family unit. "Jonas watched as one after another each new child was given a name and handed to a family unit."Educ ... what they want them to know. No one knows anything of the past in the society except the Giver and Jonas. Everyone else only have one-generation memories. They go to school, but most of what they lea ...

(3 pages) 1154 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire

The Giver Jonas's life is under control. There aren't any wars, no one is ever scared, and there is barely any ... fe is under control. There aren't any wars, no one is ever scared, and there is barely any pain. In Jonas's world people never worry about money, because there is none. The world is completely isolate ... there is no love. Everyone lives like this except for one man, The Receiver of memory. When Jonas becomes an adult he is chosen as the new Receiver of memory. As Jonas learns what is the truth ...

(1 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Giver

The Giver is a novel written by Lois Lowery, In which there is a boy character, Jonas, who lives in a society that's different from ours, they have no freedom and they can't make c ... s different from ours, they have no freedom and they can't make choices. I wouldn't want to live in Jonas society because one does not have the choice to make a choice. For example, if one wants a spo ... nt doing there best on during the four years of volunteer work. My choice of not wanting to live in Jonas's society is based on my belief that in life one needs to make choices because with out choice ...

(1 pages) 386 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

The Giver

teresting if it's a different kind of setting. The main characters in The Giver are Jonas, Fiona, Lily, mother, and father. The most important character is Jonas because he's in the wh ... r. The most important character is Jonas because he's in the whole book and the story is about him. Jonas is very brave. He's brave because he let the giver give him the memories with pain and he had ...

(3 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

3 Reflections on the themes of the Giver

rld, two paths. Due to the Utopian principals “The Giver’s” society developed under, Jonas has changed greatly from discovering the beauty of diversity. Physically, Jonas has become sig ... Before receiving any memories, the pain of crashing into a door was almost unbearable. Afterwards, Jonas has become a lot more enduring. Throughout the course of a year, Jonas suffered from a twisted ...

(3 pages) 1228 0 3.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Character Sketch ff Jonas From the book The Giver

As Jonas woke up on an important day of his life, he rubbed his paled eyes and washed himself. He was e ... rom an Eleven to a Twelve and will get the Assignment that is perfect of him decided by the Elders. Jonas really trusts the Elders because they always pick the perfect Assignments for the Twelves and ... ers because they always pick the perfect Assignments for the Twelves and they rarely make mistakes. Jonas had no idea what Assignment that would be perfect for him and was anxious to find out.He walke ...

(6 pages) 12 0 3.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American