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In "The Giver" it is late November and December at the beginning, in a utopian society. Within this society there are many different buildings, such as homes, the school, The Nurturing Center for newborns, and others. There are many roads for bicycling and other transportation. Jonas, the main character, often travels to different settings too, like the House of the Old, where he volunteers. The time period of this piece is the future, after society as we know it has fallen apart.
Jonas is the main character of "The Giver" so far. He has blue eyes, which is rare for the community, and blonde hair. He is rather anxious and shy, but has many friends. He sees things differently than other people, and notices physical changes in objects. He is a protagonist and a major character. He is also a dynamic character.
http://discovermagazine.com/2009/jan/042 We put blue eyes to represent Jonas, because he is one of the few in his community that has blue eyes. Blue eyes helps them to “see beyond”
Lily is Jonas' sister and is a minor character. She is nine years old and very confident. She loves to talk and has dark eyes, unlike her brother. She always wears hair ribbons, as required. As a minor character she is a protagonist and dynamic. She is brainwashed like everyone else in the society.
http://www.kamsewunique.com/personalized- ribbons.htm We put untied hair ribbons to represent Lily, because in the beginning of the story Lily’s hair ribbons were always untied, and she got in lots of trouble for it.
Asher is Jonas's best friend and a minor character. He has the concentration and attention span of someone much younger than him. He is funny and always rushing his words. He is static and a protagonist. He has terrible hand-eye coordination and loves to build and create.
Asher is a very good architect, at least with legos and toys. He isn't very coordinated, and is rather clumsy, but very funny. He has been Jonas’ friend since they were babies, or “newchildren.”
Gabriel is a baby who is growing up in Jonas’ house because he wasn’t matured as much as the other babies. He is a minor, yet important character, and is a protagonist, as well as being rather static. Gabriel was soon to be released but Jonas thought otherwise. Jonas took Gabriel and left the community so that both of them could be safe. He has rare blue eyes like Jonas.
http://www.karynlgiss photography.com/babi es/43.html Gabriel is a little boy. Who has bright blue eyes, which is very strange in the community. He is very small. Sometimes, he has trouble sleeping.
The Giver is one of the most powerful people in the community. He holds all the world’s memories. From sledding to sunburn he has the memories for it. He is training Jonas to be the next Giver. He is very wise and is greatly respected by the elders of the community. He seems older than he is, because the memories have worn him down. He’s very stern, but still very kind. He cares about Jonas, just as he cared about the past receiver who failed, who was also his daughter. The Giver is a major protagonist, and a dynamic character.
http://www.marxists.org/glossa ry/people/d/a.htm The Giver is a very wise man. He is very old. He also is very wrinkled, and has white hair.
Rising Action: In the ceremony of twelves, Jonas thought that they skipped over him, but it turns out he was chosen as the receiver. Also, all of the training to become the new receiver is also a rising action. When Jonas experiences love for the first time, and wonders if his parents love him is rising action. Also, when he experiences war for the first time and sees a boy not much older than himself dying, it leads up to the conflict. http://www.un.org/en/ga/ The action that leads up to the major conflict.
Climax: When Jonas finds out that his father isn’t “releasing” babies when he says he is, he’s actually just killing them it is the climax. Also, when Jonas and The Giver, make a plan for Jonas to leave the community and all of the memories will be released into the community. Jonas leaves the community and escapes without getting caught, with Gabriel. Another part of the climax is when Jonas realizes that a girl named Rosemary was a receiver, that failed, and asked to be released. Rosemary was also the Giver’s daughter. This is when Jonas realizes how dangerous his job really is. http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/LocationPhotos- g187046-d189716-Kimberley_Hotel- Harrogate_North_Yorkshire_England.html The most important or pivotal event/events in the story.
Falling Action: Jonas’ journey from his community to elsewhere is falling action. He’s trying to protect Gabriel, and keep him alive, even when he’s starving, thirsty, tired, and hurt. Also when they have to sleep in the day in the beginning so they won’t get caught by the searching planes, he finally sees the elsewhere that he dreamed of, and he is sledding down the hill, just like in his memory. He can’t wait to feel love, and have this place be much different than his community. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Temporary _wooden_shelter_on_Lyndhurst_Hill,_New_Forest _-_geograph.org.uk_-_81283.jpg The tying up of loose ends and ideas in preparation for the resolution.
Man Vs. Nature: Jonas is facing nature, when the giver is transferring memories to him. When Jonas sleds down the icy hill, when he falls off and breaks his arm he experiences pain. Nature caused this pain for Jonas, because the icy hill made Jonas’ sled go out of control, and he fell off. Man Vs. Society: Jonas doesn’t agree that the people in the community shouldn’t know the memories. He and the Giver try to come up with a plan, so that the whole community will have the memories already transferred to Jonas. Jonas believes that the world should be as it used to be, with all colors and memories still there. Man Vs. Himself: The Giver has the conflict with himself. The Giver can’t decide whether to tell Jonas about Rosemary, and how she died. The Giver also is really upset, because Rosemary wasn’t only a failed receiver, she was also his daughter. They both knew what releasing really was, and Rosemary still chose to be released. The Giver didn’t know whether to train Jonas the same as he had trained Rosemary, and risk what may happen, or train Jonas in a nicer way, never letting him feel pain. Jonas had to have felt pain though, because those are part of the memories.
The theme for The Giver is that everything is not what it seems. Sometimes you have to go beyond the norm to find the truth that you need. Jonas did this when he learned about his father’s killing the children and elderly instead of releasing them. “He killed it! My father killed it! Jonas said to himself, stunned at what he was realizing.” (pg 151) Jonas didn’t know what was happening, and hated that he knew, but it helped him save Gabriel. Jonas also had to find out about Rosemary, the old receiver who died in the process, and about snow, sunburn, and other past events. He had the courage to learn about death and war, and the books the Community was hiding from him. It gave him knowledge and power to understand the wrongdoings of a society he had always known. http://www.deannashrodes.net/2012/10/j ust-say-no-to-family-secrets.html
The resolution occurred when Jonas escaped the community with Gabriel, alive. The community was devoid of emotion and knowledge, and it was blinding its inhabitants to the truth about “release” where people were really killed. Jonas took the power and information from the Giver and left the community with Gabriel, so Gabriel wouldn’t be released, AKA killed, by Jonas’ own father. The theme comes in to play here when Jonas uses the truth and knowledge he knows to overcome and leave behind the lies and hazing he has grown up around.
http://hrcweb.nevada.ed u/potts/hannah/sledding.jpg This is a picture of the resolution because it shows when Jonas and Gabriel escaped the community by sledding down a hill.
This story was great because the emotions that you felt throughout the book varied so much. The mood changed from bright and happy, to mysterious, to sad and filled with grief. Jonas’s emotions often reflect the story’s mood. An example of when the story was sorrowful was when: “Jonas felt a ripping sensation inside himself. The feeling of terrible pain clawing its way forward to emerge in a cry.” P. 151. An example, in contrast, of when he was happy: “Comprehending all those things that sped downward, he was free to enjoy the breathless glee that overwhelmed him. P. 82. These ever-changing emotional displays that express the emotions of Jonas create an atmosphere that changes the emotion of the book itself, as well as the reader’s emotions.