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The Giver by Lows Lowry describes a perfect world without suffering war and interpersonal prejudice Jonas the main character in The Giver is selected to be a memory receiver and therefore awakens to the dreadful essence of his community Though Jonass community pursues a utopian society it is actually a dystopian world which deprives villagers of human rights and obliterates their humanity including sensibility and elaborative faculty In order to create a harmonious community without hardship of lives the government implements autocratic laws To begin with though strict rules and rituals executed in Jonass community are essential to an orderly society they can also efface villagers human rights including individuality dominating in villagers lives instead of supervising them Under strict laws such as release and stirring reports the villagers in Jonass community are deprived of their individual uniqueness and become identical For example as shown at the beginning of the book For a contributing citizen to be released from the community was a final decision a terrible punishment an overwhelming statement of failure Lowry 3 In the plot the pilot-in-training who misreads his navigational instructions will be released Release the most severe punishment in Jonass community functions as todays death penalty In fact laws and other rituals including death penalty constructed in a legal system aim to supervise citizens behaviors and punish those who go against the laws In addition death penalty is used to castigate felonries who commit unpardonable crimes However the government in Jonass community determines to carry out death penalty to this miserable pilot novice only because he mistakenly recognizes his map Even though this pilot-in-training blunders he does not go against the laws or murder people However the ruthless laws rashly bereave this innocent mans right of life which is the most precious and crucial human
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