Individual Choice in "The Giver" Book Review by TUESDAY

Individual Choice in "The Giver"
A review and analysis of Lois Lowry's story "The Giver".
# 119058 | 777 words | 1 source | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Mar 29, 2010 in Literature (American) , Literature (Children) , English (Analysis)


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Description:

The writer describes the utopian society of Lowry's story but then highlights the sacrifices that have been made in order for such a perfect world to exist. The writer looks at the young protagonist, who must learn how to confront reality and his blossoming sense of morality. The writer brings out the message of this work that individual choice is incredibly important to life, and that standing up for what one believes is right is the bravest choice one can make. The writer of this paper highly recommends this book for teenagers and adults alike.

From the Paper:

"Lois Lowry's The Giver imagines a world in which there is no war, no starvation, no pain, and no apparent problems. Yet beneath the surface is a world full of secrets so powerful and haunting that they drive the main character of the story to make a life-changing decision. Through the course of the novel, the reader learns exactly what sacrifices have had to be made in order for such a perfect world to exist, along with the young protagonist, who must learn how to confront these realities and his blossoming sense of morality. The Giver sends the powerful message that individual choice is incredibly important to life, and that standing up for what one believes is right is the bravest choice one can make."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Lowry, Lois. The Giver. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1993.

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