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Biblical Allusions in The Giver

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Michaelanne Laurent

on 4 December 2013

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Transcript of Biblical Allusions in The Giver

Biblical Allusions in
The Giver

Literary Allusion
An allusion is a reference to another work of art such as a painting, book, movie, etc.
What does the apple symbolize?
What is the story of the Garden of Eden?
Authors choose the names of their characters carefully. Jonas is from the name Jonah.
Why would Lois Lowry name her protagonist after a famous prophet?
Are there other Biblical allusions in
The Giver
Fill out your Book Club Guide for homework. Use complete sentences and as much detail as possible. You will be able to use your guide during our graded class discussion.
Biblical Allusion
When stories, characters, or symbols from the Bible are referred to in literature.
Are Biblical allusions common?
Are there Biblical allusion in
The Giver
Who is a Christ figure in the book?
A Christ figure in literature is someone who sacrifices for others just to be good.
The angel Gabriel is God's messenger sent to earth in the Bible.
Why did Lowry name the newchild after him?
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