"The Giver" by Lois Lowry

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The story starts as Jonas, a twelve- year-old boy, who is waiting for his life

assignment. When he is given his assignment, he is chosen to be the Receiver of Memory.

As the Receiver he has to get every memory from all over the world from the old Receiver

he calls The Giver.

The Giver:

The Giver is the man who is the old Receiver. He is also the one

who gives Jonas the memories. In the community were Jonas lives is everything is

controlled, even people's memory. The Giver is the only one who is not controlled. It is

the Receiver's job to store the memories of the community and pass them on to the next



Gabe is an infant who was part of Jonas's father's work that Jonas's father

brought home so he won't be released from the community(killed).

Jonas's Family:

Jonas's family is not like our idea of a family.

They don't

love each of there family members like we love ours. There is no privacy between

anybody. They shared there dreams at breakfast and there day at dinner.

Introduction of Characters:

Lowry introduces Jonas and his

family, with Gabe, plus The Giver.

Rising Action:

Jonas receives the assignment of Receiver of Memory.


Jonas finds out that not all memories are nice.


The conflict is man vs. man. Jonas can't turn down his assignment

without being released.


Jonas runs away from the perfect community so that Gabe won't be


Falling Action:

People search for Jonas and Gabe.


Finally Jonas and Gabe make it elsewhere, and they were safe.

The Giver Setting

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