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text SPOILER ALERT! 2017-05-16 01:37
Freedom in The Giver - Sample Essay - by Alaina Bell Gao
The Giver - Lois Lowry,Ron Rifkin

Lois Lowry argues that freedom is precious but dangerous, and continual sacrifices are needed to preserve it.

 

Lois Lowry communicates her belief that freedom is valuable and worth fighting for, despite its dangers. Unlike the citizens of Jonas' community, she feels that the freedom of choice is worth the risks. She admits that there is an attractiveness in protecting citizens; however, she proves that there is danger in over-protectiveness, too. Realistically, she also shows in The Giver that people must continue to fight for the right to free choice and that this fight will involve many sacrifices. At the end of the novel, Jonas is free, but he is also starving and frostbit. However, Lois Lowry's word choices show that Jonas is better off with physical pain, mental exhaustion, and emotional trauma. Without choice, Jonas loses out on too much. Therefore, it is important that each reader also evaluates their communities and lives. Each reader must step up and make sacrifices to keep their society and lives in balance.

 

 

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review 2017-04-08 03:07
The Giver - Lois Lowry,Ron Rifkin

I’ve read this book several times, but each time it still hooks me in. I love that it explores the concept of a society so different than ours. Everything in the community changes when Jonas becomes the receiver of memories; he has the ability to feel, see, and know things that no one else knows about. In order to help the community, Jonas plans to escape so that the truth will be revealed to everyone. His bravery and selflessness is admirable throughout the book.

 

 

In the classroom, this book is perfect for discussing themes and having older students compose opinion pieces.

 

 

  • Lexile Measure: 760L
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review 2017-04-07 00:39
The Giver
The Giver - Lois Lowry,Ron Rifkin

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8

Lexile Level: 760L

The Giver is an amazing journey about a boy named Jonas and an enormous challenge he is faced with. Jonas is born different in a world where everyone is kept the same and he must face all the responsibilities that come with this difference. His experience changes his life forever. I would use this book as a read-aloud for my students during free time.

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text 2017-03-29 16:27
The Giver - Lois Lowry,Ron Rifkin

After reading the giver is about a boy named Jonas who was chosen to be a receiver and also the giver and he were the only ones who had a good memory to remember everything and that is an injustice because not everyone can remember their memories.

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