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The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Giver is a book of its own kind. Authored by Lois Lowry the novel consists of numeral communities. These communities as the author argues are governed by an Elder. In brief, the Elder are more of the conventional city mayors. From a social perspective everything in this planet is wholly controlled. This infers that people have no innate choice to live the way they want nor they desire, whatever they desire is typically offered at the “Ceremony of the Twelves”. Equally, even the weather seems to be controlled. Ironically, the book paints a symbolic scenario by asserting that music is unknown. Moreover, the dwellers of this world do not see or recognize colors, but the most intriguing aspect is that death is unknown to them.

Typically, the novel revolves within the context of imagery and ironies; this can be allied to the fact that the author vividly represents his characters as individuals who have no sense of empathy, who do not experience hunger but annoyance among other aspects. However, it is paramount to assert that the central theme of this story revolves within a point of recreating a world without pain, hunger, endless wars as well as insecurities. However, the author posits that life capsized into the ocean of uncertainty and man lost his original meaning of life, hence life is under the influence of few individuals in the conventional society.

All in all, the novel ends ambiguously for it is not clear whether the leading character Jonas dies or not. The author has developed him as the receiver and the book concludes when he is certainly 13 years, hence he was painted as the one who had to bear the memories of the community but with the assistance of the Giver he fled. The symbolism of this indicates that through sacrifice his people will realize their potential and open up.

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