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The Giver

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Transcript of The Giver

The Giver
By: Xavier,Zoie,Muneer,
Joe, Nichole
Introduction

Written by Lois Lowry
A dystopian novel
Target Audience: Middle school children
Contains controversial themes including...
Violence
Sexual awakening
Suicide

Synopsis
In the Beginning:
Jonas an 11 year old boy, is nervous about the ceremony of 12.
He is given his job assignment, The Receiver.
Then
The Giver introduces Jonas to new memories
Jonas starts to see the real world around him
He begins to question everything he knows about the community

Archetypes
Books: knowledge
The Color Red: emotion
Wise old man/Mentor: The Giver
The Elder: The society's leader
The Hero: Jonas
The Initiation : The Sledding memory

Analysis of Character Motivation

The Giver:
Motivated by the need of his position in the community
Wanted to help Jonas receive the memories
He and Jonas both shared each other’s pain
Wanted to make a change in the community
Lenses

Gender:
Men and Women are viewed equally
The Chief Elder
Parental Roles
Children
Except...
Birth Mothers

Lenses
Psychological
Stirrings - Unconscious Mind
Dreams
Group think
Intelligence
Conditioning

Jonas:
Jonas' strong morals motivate him to change
Knowing the truth about releases
Has a connection with Gabriel
Has a mentor who is willing to help him
He feels isolated and rejected by the community


Analysis of Character Motivation

Analysis of Character Motivation
The Chief Elder:
The structure of the Community
The amount of power she has
The perks of being Chief Elder
Doesn't want to fail
Archetypes

The Road of Trials: Jonas receives memories and begins to experience more emotions
Return and Reintegration into society
Father-Son Conflict: Jonas sees his father releasing the twin
Lenses
Formalistic
Diction and style
Foils
Benjamin
Themes
Violence
Suicide
Marxists ideals
Sexual awakening
Symbols


Second Reading

Release factor
Equality factor
Knowledge of Past Events
My group and I thought that after second reading the book…..
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