The Giver, by Lois Lowry?

i'm reading a book but cant understand one part of the book. it's when Jones starts seeing the color red. Does it mean that the community doesn't have color???

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The Giver is a novel written by Lois Lowry. It is set in a future society which is at first presented as a utopian society and gradually appears more and more dystopian; therefore, it could be considered anti-utopian. The novel follows a boy named Jonas through the twelfth year of his life. The society has eliminated pain and strife by converting to "Sameness", a plan which has also eradicated emotional depth from their lives.

    http://www.bookrags.com/The_Giver

    http://www.bookrags.com/notes/giv/

    http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/giver/

    http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/LitNote/id-113...

    http://www.pinkmonkey.com/booknotes/monkeynotes/pm...

    http://www.shmoop.com/intro/literature/lois-lowry/...

  • 1 decade ago

    Yea, the community took away all color. I think (and this is just my personal theory, don't take this to be true) they did that to take away the difference of race, since, as a utopia, they would want everything as much the same as possible. But that's just what I think

    Good book, though, Lois Lowry is high up on my author list

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes. When he's throwing the apple to his friend, and he sees a bit of red on the apple, he sees color. So, using common sense, why would the author even point out that he saw red if there was color?

    Obviously, there is no color.

    Sorry to be rude, but...these kind of questions irritate me.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, it means that his world has no such thing as 'color' because the community forgot about them to keep the bad memories away and to make everyone feel the same.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes because the head people want to control and have "sameness"(meaning everything is the same colour,etc).but jonas and the giver and so forth are the people that can see colour from the memories.

    hope this helps!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No just that they cant see them cuz the cones and stuff in there eyes was gone.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    In his "community," there is no suffering, hunger, war, and, as you will soon see, no color, sex, music, or love.

    From Shmoop

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