Tuesday, June 26, 2007
The Giver: Main issues
Main issues of "The Giver" is that no one was able to think, feel, grow, and develop as an individual. The community was so controlled that everyone was assigned a job, and a mission in life. Socialization was only done in a positive manner. Schooling was narrowly defined. The selective process, of who lives and who dies, was evil, yet unknowingly to the community. The selective process pertained to the newborns and the elderly. The whole community pretty much acted like programmed videogame characters. The community knew little beyond its borders. Living was simplified and disconnected from the world like the Amish.