What was Lois Lowry's idea for the title of the giver?
When Lois Lowry wrote the giver she wanted a different title for it. but i don't know what it is. if you know what her idea for a title was please add it!
or if you have a good title that would work for the giver please add it too
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The Giver -- Lois Lowry
What’s Up With the Title?
The term "The Giver" refers of course to the old man, the former Receiver, who transfers all his memories to Jonas. The very names "Giver" and "Receiver" remind us of one of the book's central themes: memory is meant to be shared. The professions held by Jonas and the old man may be about holding the memories, but they are more significantly about passing them from one person to another. That's why their titles aren't "Memory Keepers." The transition from one to the other – from a Receiver to a Giver – is an important one in the novel. The old man, of course, becomes The Giver as soon as Jonas becomes the Receiver. But, more interestingly, Jonas becomes The Giver when he gives his memories to Gabriel. He has found love by the end of the novel, and he expresses that love through the selfless act of handing over his best and brightest memories. Which is sort of touching.Source(s): Study Guides: http://www.shmoop.com/intro/literature/lois-lowry/... http://www.bookrags.com/notes/giv/ http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/giver/ http://thebestnotes.com/booknotes/Giver/The_Giver0... http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/LitNote/id-113... http://www.pinkmonkey.com/booknotes/monkeynotes/pm...