The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Giver is a brilliantly written novel that addresses the life of a secretive and futuristic town and people. The town or “village” that the characters live in is far from what the truth is and what true pain is. The people are so far from these things because they are manipulated into thinking their world is perfect with many luxuries. Though their world isn’t perfect, it is a dystopia, a land that is the opposite of paradise and a place that doesn’t know what love is.
The book by Lois Lowry, The Giver, is a dystopian novel. In the story the characters or “people of the community” are in a futuristic town setting where they believe being dull, having strict rules, and having to control your speech is a regular thing. For example, the characters are used to being precise about their speech in public and at home. Their careful speech is also required by “the committee”, an elderly, controlling group of people that are strict with their rules and on the people’s actions. The “committee’s” rules are highly enforced to keep peoples’ actions under control. For example, some of the rules are being inside of their house at a certain time, having meals delivered to their door, and not hoarding their food. One of the main characters, Jonas, has the belief that the committee is a controlling group of people that lie to their people to keep them from revolting against them. One of the things that Jonas thinks that the committee has lied about is the fact that they require the people to be precise with their speech. Jonas also seems to think that the committee is also lying about how the people’s sameness was a regular thing. Jonas is specific and precise with comments he makes in public and at home in his town. The Giver, by Lois Lowry, is a dystopian novel because it tells about a futuristic, secretive, dull life of a community that is kept from the truth.
The community that the character lives in is controlled by a “committee” and...