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  • This is a story about a boy named Jonas who lives in a somewhat sheltered community. Jonas

  • lives with his Father, a newborn caretaker, his Mother, a judge of some kind, and his

  • younger sister, Lily, an imaginative girl who asks a lot of questions.

  • This community regards age as extremely important, tracking each boy and girl with various labels

  • based on their age. Because Jonas is turning twelve, he will be assigned his job. And while

  • his friends and peers are assigned regular jobs in the community, he is selected to be

  • The Receiver, a prestigious position that must learn and keep the memories of the past.

  • He begins training with the previous Receiver, The Giver. The Giver is an old man who is

  • wise and tired. The Giver begins transferring memories from the past to Jonas through touch.

  • At first this is exciting because he experiences things like snow and color, which are absent

  • from this community. However, The Giver then transfers memories of pain and other negative

  • images, which hurt Jonas.

  • After contemplating what to do with this knowledge, Jonas decides to take a newborn, Gabriel,

  • with him and run from the community. He eventually makes it to society, where he is greeted by

  • the sight of brightly decorated homes.

  • And while there are elements of the supernatural - the passing of memories - the somewhat utopian/dystopian

  • society established in the story is a topic of important discussion.

  • The community in the story feels no sense of emotion, color, feeling, or remorse. And

  • while our current society is not as blatant in these absences, we can, still today, feel

  • the lack of those same things.

  • Color seems to be an important characteristic in this story. The majority of the community

  • sees the world in a literal and figurative gray tone. Also, the use of red appears several

  • times in the story - the apple, a girl's hair, flowers.

  • This story presents a scary scenario where a community decides the lifestyle of individuals

  • and individuals have no real choice. Does it sound familiar?

This is a story about a boy named Jonas who lives in a somewhat sheltered community. Jonas


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ロイス・ローリーの「贈り主」 - ミニットブックレポート (The Giver by Lois Lowry - Minute Book Report)

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    Cathy Wang に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日