Essay Based On The Book Divergent Explaining Its Key Concepts About Each Character - English - Essay

922 words - 4 pages

Samreen Sapra
The book I chose for my FEU was The Giver. The Giver was published in 1993
by Lois Lowry. Lois Lowry is an American writer and is famous for her children’s books,
she has written and published over 30 children’s books. In 1996 Lois Lowry received a
Newbery Medal for one of her novels: “Number the Stars” then in 1993 she received the
same award for The Giver. A Newbery award is a medal given to the author for the most
distinguished contribution to American literature for children published by an American
publisher in the United States in English. The Giver is a novel about a boy named Jonas
who is 11 years old, his world is perfect, everything is in control and there is no war or
fear of pain. But in the novel, there are no choices, every person in the community is
assigned a role. When Jonas turns 12 years old he is singled out to receive training
from The Giver. Jonas has been selected to become the next Receiver of Memory for
the community (basically Jonas being the receiver must hold onto the society memories
and provides guidance to the elders. The Giver is the Receiver of memory and he
basically Jonas’s tutor and mentor, he introduces new concepts to Jonas and by doing
that he transmits memories. Lily is Jonas’s younger sister. The Mother is a worker at the
department of Justice, the Father works as a Nurturer and often plays with Jonas and
Lily. Gabriel is a new child that Jonas’s father brings home making sure he doesn’t
leave. Asher is Jonas’s best friend, Fiona is a girl that Jonas has feelings for. Chief
Elder is the leader of the community so she’s basically a president for a ceremony that
is the Ceremony of the Twelve. Larissa is one of the woman that bathe Jonas during her
volunteer hours, and Rosemary is the previous Receiver-In-Training and The Giver’s
daughter. The Giver is written in third person narration in the beginning of the novel it is
based off as a utopian fiction but as the story progresses it is dystopian fiction, for those
that don’t know what that is it basically means (some place where everything is
unpleasant or bad and utopian is the opposite).
Now moving onto the significant passage “At first, he had only been fascinated.
He had never seen aircraft so close, for it was against the rules for pilots to fly over the
community. Occasionally. When the supplies were delivered by cargo planes to the
landing field across the river, the chicken rode their bicycles to the riverbank and
watched intrigued, the unloading and then the take...

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