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The Giver is a American young adult dystopian novel by Lois Lowry. It is set in a society which at first appears to be utopian but is revealed to be dystopian as the story progresses. The novel follows a year-old boy named Jonas. The llowry has taken away pain and strife by converting to “Sameness”, a plan that has also eradicated emotional depth from their lives.
Jonas is selected to inherit the position of Receiver of Memory, the person who stores all the past memories of the time before Sameness, as there may be times where one must draw upon the wisdom gained from history to aid the community’s decision making.
Jonas struggles with concepts of all the new emotions and things introduced to him: The Community lacks any color, memory, climate, or terrainall in an effort to preserve structure, order, and a true sense of equality beyond personal individuality.
The Giver won the Newbery Medal and has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide as of Gathering BlueMessengerand Son Jonas, a year-old boy, 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. With the annual Ceremony of Twelve upcoming, he is nervous, for there he will be assigned his life’s work.
He seeks reassurance from his father, a Nurturer who cares for the new babies, who are genetically engineered; thus, Jonas’s parents are not biologically related to himand his mother, an official in the Department of Justice. He is told that the Elders, who assign the children their careers, are always right.
The day finally arrives, and Jonas is assembled with his classmates in order of birth. All of the Community is present, and the Chief Elder presides. Jonas is stunned when his turn is passed by, and he is increasingly conspicuous and agonized until he is alone. 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 .
Loowry position of Receiver has high status and responsibility, and Jonas quickly finds himself growing distant from his classmates, dadr his close friends Asher and Fiona. The rules Jonas receives further separate him, as they allow him no time to play with his friends, and require him to keep his training secret. They also allow him to lie and withhold his feelings from his family, things generally not allowed in the regimented Community.
Once he begins kois, Jonas’s training makes clear his uniqueness, for the Receiver of Memory is just that — a person who bears the burden of the memories from all of history, and who is the only one allowed access to books beyond schoolbooks, and the rulebook issued to every household.
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The current Receiver, who asks Jonas to call him the Giver, begins the dadkr of transferring those memories to Jonas, for dadorr ordinary person in the Community knows nothing of the past. These memories, and his being the only Community member allowed access to books about the past, give the Cador perspective to advise the Council of Elders.
The first memory is of sliding down a snow-covered hill on a sled, pleasantness made shocking by the fact that Jonas has never seen a sled, or snow, or a hill — for the memories of even these things has been given kois to assure security and conformity called Sameness. Even color has been surrendered, and the Giver shows Jonas a rainbow. Less pleasantly, he gives Jonas memories of hunger and war, things alien to the boy.
Hanging over Jonas’s training is the fact that the Giver once before had an apprentice, named Rosemary, but the boy finds his parents and the Giver reluctant to discuss what happened to her. Jonas’s father is concerned about an infant at the Nurturing Center who is failing to thrive, and has received special permission to bring him home at night.
The baby’s name will be Gabriel if dadro grows strong enough to be assigned to a family. He has pale eyes, like Jonas and the Giver, and Jonas becomes attached to him, especially when Jonas finds that he is capable of being given memories. If Gabriel does not increase in strength, he will be “released from the Community” —in common speech, taken Elsewhere. This has lpis to an off-course air pilot, to chronic rule breakers, to elderly people, and to the apprentice Rosemary.
After Jonas casually speculates as to life in Elsewhere, the Giver educates him by showing the boy hidden-camera video of Jonas’s father doing his job: There is no Elsewhere for those not wanted by the Community — those said to have been “released” have been killed. 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 liwry have been trained to do is wrong.
Rosemary was unable to endure daddor darker memories of the past and instead killed herself with the poison. Together, Jonas and the Giver come to the understanding that the time for change is now — that the Community has lost its way and must have its memories returned. The only liis to lowfy this happen is for Jonas to leave the Community, at dadoor time the memories he has been given will flood back into the people, as did the relatively few memories Rosemary had been given.
Jonas wants the Giver to escape with him, but the Giver insists that he will be needed to help the people manage the memories, or they will destroy themselves.
Once the Community is re-established along new lines, the Giver plans to join Rosemary in death, who is now revealed to be his daughter. The Giver devises a plot in which Jonas will escape beyond the boundaries of the Communities. The Giver will make it appear as if Jonas drowned in the river so that the search for him will be limited.
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The plan is scuttled when Jonas learns that Gabriel will be “released” the following morning, and he feels he has no choice but to escape with the infant. Lowty escape is fraught with danger, and the two are near death from cold lowrry starvation when they reach the border of what Jonas believes must be Elsewhere. Using his ability to “see beyond,” a gift that he does not quite understand, he finds a sled waiting for him at the top of a snowy hill.
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. The ending is ambiguous, with Jonas depicted as experiencing symptoms of hypothermia. This leaves his and Gabriel’s future unresolved.
However, their fate is revealed in Gathering Blue and in Messengercompanion novels written much later. You don’t need to ask that question. While critical reception of The Giver has been mixed, the novel has found a home in “City Reads” programs, library-sponsored reading clubs on citywide or larger scales. Some reviewers have commented that the story lacks originality and is not likely to stand up to the sort of probing literary criticism used in “serious” circles, while others argue that books appealing to a young-adult audience are critical for building a developing reader’s appetite for reading.
Johnson, Haynes, and Nastasis write that, although the majority of students said either they did not understand the novel or did not like the novel, there were students who were able to connect with Jonas and to empathize with him. lowryy
Natalie Babbitt of The Washington Post was more forgiving, calling Lowry’s work “a warning in narrative form”, saying:. The story has been told before in a variety of forms— Ray Bradbury ‘s Fahrenheit comes to mind—but not, to my knowledge, for children. It’s well worth telling, especially by a writer of Lowry’s great skill.
If it is exceedingly fragile—if, in other words, some situations do not survive that well-known suspension of disbelief —well, so be it. The Giver has things to say that cannot be said too often, and I hope there will be many, many young people who will be willing to listen.
According to The Horn Book Magazine”In a departure from her well-known and favorably regarded realistic works, Lois Lowry has written a fascinating, thoughtful science-fiction novel The story is skillfully written; the air of disquiet is delicately insinuated.
And the theme of balancing the virtues of freedom and security is beautifully presented. A study found that The Giver was a common read-aloud book for sixth-graders in schools in San Diego County, California. Subsequent productions of Coble’s one-hour script have been presented in several American theatres.
In the years following, members of the partnership changed and the production team grew in size, but little motion was seen toward making the film. At one point, screenwriter Ed Neumeier was signed to create the screenplay.
Later, Neumeier was replaced by Todd Alcott  and Walden Media became the central production company.
Diana Basmajian adapted the novel to full-length play format, and Prime Stage Theatre produced in Actor Ron Rifkin reads the text for the audiobook edition. Jeff Bridges has said he had wanted to make the film for nearly 20 years, and originally wanted to direct it with his father Lloyd Bridges in the title role. The elder Bridges’ death cancelled that plan and the film languished in development hell for another 15 years. Jeff Bridges plays the title character  with Brenton Thwaites in the role of Jonas.
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Now, through the memories, he had seen oceans and mountain lakes and streams olis gurgled through woods; and now he saw the familiar olwry river beside the path differently. 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.
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