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The Giver By Lois Lowry Think-Pair-Share: What are the components of a society? Is it possible to have a perfect society? What might a perfect society look like?
The Giver The Giver tells the story of a young boy named ______ living in a __________________community some time in the _________. Jonas highly controlled future The novel fits into a larger genre of cautionary tales called "dystopian literature." A utopia is a society in which everything is perfect, so a dystopia is the opposite: everything has gone wrong. The novel explores Jonas's encounter with memories of "the past," a time much like ours, in which people still had the freedom of choice.
A Word From the Author “My books have varied in content and style. Yet it seems to me that all of them deal, essentially, with the same general theme: the importance of human connections...A new book, The Giver,...speaks to the same concern: the vital need for humans to be aware of their interdependence, not only with each other, but with the world and its environment.” – Lois Lowry
Inspiration for the Book
Understanding Utopia FYI After listening, please respond to the questions below: What do you think? Is it possible? Why?
My Perfect World Describe in paragraph form your idea of a perfect world. For homework tonight, type up this paragraph and include a drawing or piece of clipart that represents your perfect world. This should all fit on a half sheet of paper. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5TwT69i1lU
Questions to Consider What does it look like? Who lives there? Are there rules? If so, what are they? What’s the government structure? What options are there for free time/technology? Jobs? Education?
The First Line... “It was almost December, and Jonas was beginning to be frightened.” Which of the 7 traits do you think this first line contains? What are your initial thoughts?