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This is a research paper about the book The Giver by Lois Lowery I used sources the paper includes quotes from many different references and a works cited page It breaks down the story looking in from a different perspective as if the world Jonas lives in takes away from the richness of humanlife A Colorless World In the world today people make their own decisions clean their own houses drive their own cars and live their own lives Or they think they do In Lois Lowrys novel The Giver a young boy named Jonas lives in a uniformed community he thought he lived a normal life until someone showed him the truth According to Carol Hurst The society we find in the novel seems ideal Everyone has a job for which he or she is suited emotionally physically and mentally Hurst Every family unit has four people a father mother daughter and son The family members are always happy This world is free from hunger disease crime and rudeness This world does not understand any human emotion but Jonas is forced to experience all of them in less than a year In her novel Lowry creates a colorless world devoid of human emotion both good and bad Jonas first glimpse of color foreshadows the richness of human experience that unfolds as he discovers the truth about happiness pain true love and death Before the committee of elders assigned Jonas his future job as Receiver of Memories he experienced a few strange happenings One afternoon while he was tossing an apple around with his friend Asher the apple somehow changed He could not understand what it was and no one else saw the change either This was his first sight of the color red but living in a colorless world he didnt understand what it was Later after he was given the memory of a rainbow he began to experience the fullness and brightness
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