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Memories of The giver an intertextual study by Oksana Kuryliw

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  • Literacy -- Study and teaching (Elementary).

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Statementby Oksana Kuryliw.
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 229 leaves :
Number of Pages229
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21012682M
ISBN 100612456757

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| Certified Educator In chapter 11 of The Giver, Jonas receives three new memories from the Old Man (who we find out at the end of the chapter is actually the Giver). First, he receives the memory.   But also they w old get hold of the worse memories that The Giver gave to Jonas. For example memories of war and death. “But the noise continued all around: the cries of the wounded men, the cries begging for water r and for Mother and for death. ” (Lowry ). When Jonas set off for his fleet he decided to take Gabriel.   The Giver book reviews the story of an individualistic society. In this book, Lois Lowry describes the importance of pain, pleasure, memory and an individual. The book also tells us about the role of free will in a person’s life. And the most important thing that I have noticed in The Giver book review is the lack of human emotions and experiences. The next day The Giver is in terrible pain, and he asks Jonas to take the memory he is having. He gives Jonas a memory of a war, a battlefield and men injured and dying. In the memory, Jonas is a young man who gives another badly injured solider water and then stays with the other soldier as he dies.

In The Giver, memories are a source of wisdom, but also of pain. We learn that the latter is the cost of the former. We learn from mistakes, and without the memory of those mistakes, we cannot actively make decisions about the future. The Giver warns Jonas that as a Receiver he won't be able to tell his spouse anything about his work, memories, or books. Jonas realizes that he'll have to spend his whole life in utter loneliness. The privileges of being an individual come with many sacrifices. The Giver tells him that with Rosemary, her five weeks of memories returned to the people, overwhelming everyone while the devastated and angry Giver did not aid them. After a moment, The Giver notes thoughtfully that with a year of memories, the loss of Jonas would only be worse for the community, and The Giver would have to help the community. The memories that The Giver transmits to Jonas sharply contrast to Jonas' everyday environment. Lowry describes the memories using a lyrical style. The memories are lyrical — non-journalistic — because they are images that provoke thoughts, feelings, and emotions. The imagery that Lowry creates is similar to that found in poetry.

The Giver is a American young adult dystopian novel by Lois is set in a society which at first appears to be utopian but is revealed to be dystopian as the story progresses. The novel follows a year-old boy named Jonas. The society has taken away pain and strife by converting to "Sameness", a plan that has also eradicated emotional depth from their : Lois Lowry. The Giver Quartet is a series of four books about a Utopian world by Lois Lowry. The quartet consists of The Giver (), Gathering Blue (), Messenger (), and Son (). The first book won the Newbery Medal and has sold more than 10 million .   "The Giver" is a middle-grade dystopian novel by Lois Lowry. It's about Jonas, who becomes the Receiver of Memories and then begins to understand the deepest secrets of his society. The book teaches a valuable lesson on the importance of individuality, emotions, and having a connection with others. It is often part of a middle school curriculum. The Giver is a classic children’s novel about a twelve-year-old boy who learns the deep complexity of his dystopian world. Written by Lois Lowry, author of, Number the Stars. It’s the first book in The Giver Quartet series and received the John Newbery Medal.