The Giver

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Imagine yourself in a world with out personal freedoms and choice. You wouldn’t be able to choose your own carer and you can’t have feelings of loving someone you like. The community Jonas lives in relinquishes these things in order to experience total safety. Jonas would prefer to sacrifice him self than to live in a community with out individual freedoms. Individual freedoms should NOT be sacrificed in order to create a safe and orderly community.

Individual freedoms were relinquished in Jonas’ community in order to create a safe orderly community. One freedom that is relinquished is that the people in Jonas’ community cannot have deep feelings. If a person has feelings of loving someone you have to take a pill to stop your feelings. For example Jonas had a stirring (a dream) that he was in the house of the old, in the bathing room with Fiona. He wanted Fiona to get undressed so he can bathe her in the tub. Then Fiona started laughing and she said no. Jonas told his parents about this dream and they told him that he has to start taking a pill that will control his feelings for Fiona. Another example is when Jonas asked his parents if they loved him, Jonas’ parents didn’t understand what is love. His parents told him it’s obsolete and meaningless. Another freedom that is relinquished is that no body is allowed to see color. For example before Jonas being a receiver, Jonas and Asher were playing with an apple. Then Jonas saw the apple change briefly in mid air and he was the only one who saw this change. Jonas was so curious about this strange looking apple that he had to break one of the rules. Another example was when Asher and Jonas were looking at some flowers he tried to aware Asher that the flowers have color but Asher thought that Jonas was just acting weird. The last freedom that is relinquished is about the choices. The comity of…...

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