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The purpose of this book was to show us a possible version of a Utopia It was a fantasy oriented book that was suppose to make you think about the possibilities for the future The setting is a supposedly perfect society where everyone is taken care of and no one is different The author Lois Lowry does a fine job portraying this supposedly ideal society This book began with a description of sameness and release the two general principles the society functions on It then continues while Jonas the main character waits to receive his assignment in the community Waiting to find out what his assignment is and what it entails doing are rises in action The climax is when the plan to escape the society is being conceived and the actual escape itself The falling action is when he is escaping from the search planes and trying to keep himself and Gabriel alive The ending is when he feels triumph at the top of the hill and then sleds down it to his new family his first memory that belongs to him There were many characters in this book the main one being Jonas Jonas is a child in this supposed Utopia who ends up with the most important assignment of all the Receiver of Memory The Receiver holds all the memories of the whole community so the community does not have to be bothered with feelings and the emotional baggage that comes with them Jonass trainer the Giver is a old man who passes the memories on to Jonas and eventually thinks of the plan to escape The Giver also adopts Jonas and Rosemary as his own kids in a way He had a previous Receiver named Rosemary who applied for and received release Release is the term for death in this community So when Rosemary was released her memories went back to the community
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