Memory in Relation to “The Giver”
Memory is something that happened in the past and something someone experienced and is inculcated in his mind, that can’t be changed. People need memory to have a complete life. If whatever a person experienced is pleasant or dire in the present means nothing because that person will not be able to retain it. Therefore one will not be able to recall any pleasing experience that person has had in the past, because in a way memory is the treasurer and guardian of all things. Memory is ones personal gain in life because it’s really the only thing that one can keep the whole time one lives. Memory is what is left when something happens but does not completely undo itself. Meaning that is an experience, but it cannot fully get erased because it keeps replaying itself because its already in your mind, because if it does completely undo itself then there’s no memory of that experience anymore. People need to keep these memories because; these memories or remembered experiences make you wise and give you knowledge. Either congenial or disastrous the memory may be you can still learn, from the awful memories that you have, you learn your lessons and learn you shouldn’t do that act because the consequences could be calamitous.
Also in a way memories need to be shared with people, otherwise one may have a somewhat called “blunt” life. If one doesn’t share his memories it may seem unusual, and one may be atypical from the others because of that. In a way if you don’t share your memories, people will find you boring and dull, because you have nothing to talk about, because everything you talk about is a memory. A person cannot talk about something that hasn’t happened yet in reality.
“Memory depends very much on the perspicuity, regularity and order of our thoughts. Many complain of the want of memory, when the defect is in the judgment; and others, by grasping at all, retain nothing.” – Thomas Fuller
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