The story of The Giver writes about an ideal nation. There're countless norms, regulating down to the thinnest res. Here're a few examples: children of 4 to 6 years old shall have their jackets fastened behind, while jackets that can be accessed from the front were for they who were over 7 years old. On their 8th birthday, they get another new jacket with pockets and buttons on the front. They get bicycles at nine, and have their hair cut at 10. Girls aged 11 get bras while the boys get longer jeans. They started to work at 12.
There're no franchises but admeasurements instead in their lives. They get babies from gravidas who do not belong to their family, made up by couples randomly decided by the government. Each family has exactly 1 boy and 1 girl, named after a list alphabetically. What's more, they as well as their parents are all born with achromatopsia (born color-blinded).
Jonas was chosen to be a new Giver and was therefore trained and tailered by the old one. During the tracks however, he found the cruel fact of this "idealistic" community.
He fleed out of this hamlet at last and that was the mere fact the author told us. In my opinion, that deliberate abbreviation had actually left me a glipse of imaginative light.
Some words of my humble opinion:
May the value of this text be to persuade us to caress what we have "now" and not to be so disconted about un-perfectness. The only thing which was perfect was idealistic and also of non-existance at the same time, just as if one had ever archieved the so-told "climax", it will eventually be flawed.
I can't imagine a children being obliged to know things he/she don't know beforehand, for how dreary it will be! And how difficult will it be if one grownup taught not to perjure, only to find his/her own parents commiting it themselves.
· 1 decade ago