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Highlights from the Socratic Seminar The Giver. The Giver and Rosemary Rosemary and the Giver had a special bond because they both were able to experience.

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1 Highlights from the Socratic Seminar The Giver

2 The Giver and Rosemary Rosemary and the Giver had a special bond because they both were able to experience the feeling of love. – This then intensified and strengthened their bond as father and daughter.

3 This allowed the Giver to smile whenever he talked about Rosemary feeling love and loss simultaneously.

4 The Loss of Music Q : If the Giver does not share the memory of music, does this mean that music will be erased from the memories of the future givers?

5 – A: The Giver said he was being “selfish” because he did not want to transfer the experience of music because it was how he started “seeing beyond.”

6 – Music would then die off and not be understood. – Although, Jonas heard music at the end of the novel contradicting this idea.

7 Rosemary vs. Jonas Q:What if Rosemary had not asked to be released. What would have happened to Jonas?

8 – A: Jonas would not understand the concept of color and would live through life questioning the flickers of the color red. – Would he still be in succession as receiver? ???

9 Themes and Ideas Discussed Release Pain from memories Gabriel and Jonas Relationship The inconsistency of sameness – Pale Eyes

10 Highlights from the Socratic Seminar Group II

11 Memories Q : If the community had access to memories in a book of records, would they have opinions or emotions? A: It would take away from sameness and create differences.

12 A: They would not feel emotion because they would not have a direct connection unless they experienced it themselves. Example: Jonas actually experienced the situations and was able to develop an emotional response.

13 Sameness & Communities Q: Is all of the human race affected by sameness or are they different? A: They would all be the same…

14 A: People in other communities are different because Lily’s experience at daycare and her anger with the other children not following her communities rules. – The Elders wanted to shoot down the plane. (Ms. Palas)

15 Themes and Ideas Discussed Giver and Receiver – Honor vs. Power – Is it an honor or mainly power. Sameness Ability to Handle Loss Is it fair for Jonas to Judge others? Pain and Memories


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