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If the incorrect term of a word is said, the speaker will be chastised. Each child will receive a comfort object, which is a stuffed animal, at a young age, but will have it taken away once he reached a certain age. When they reach the age of nine, each child will get his or her own bicycle to use to travel around the Community.
In the evenings, another ritual is performed. When any citizen exhibits a form of improper behavior or language, he must apologize, and will be forgiven. Each couple is only allowed to have two children. As adults grow even older, they are put into the House of the Old, where they are cared for by workers and volunteers.
Most citizens do not know where people go when they are released; many think they are sent to Elsewhere. Jonas, who is eleven-years-old, lives with his mother, father, and Lily, his eight-year-old sister.
This will not last long, however, for the Ceremony of Twelve is coming up. At this ceremony, Lily will be rid of her ribbons, stuffed elephant, and will receive her very own bicycle.
Jonas will be told which career has been assigned to him. He worries about what career will be given to him and whether he will like it or not. When the day of the ceremony finally arrives, all of the Elevens are antsy, especially Jonas.
Jonas and his companions patiently wait for the younger children to go through the process of aging a year older. When the final event of the ceremony comes, the Elevens walk up to the stage one at a time, in number order, to be assigned their career and given a folder containing instructions and rules that go with it.
Jonas hears the assignments of Birthmother, Fish Hatchery Attendant, Recreational Director, and many more given out, and when his turn comes, he is skipped.
When all the other Twelves have received their assignments, the speaker apologizes to the crowd for causing anxiety and anguish, and finally calls up Jonas to the stage.
Jonas is given the assignment of being the Receiver of Memories. It is explained to him that he had everything a receiver needs — intelligence, integrity, courage, wisdom, and the Capacity to See Beyond. He is also told that his job will involve a great amount of physical pain.
The following day, Jonas reports to the Annex, where the Giver resides, to begin his training. From the very first day spent with the Giver, Jonas receives many memories.I. Albion’s Seed by David Fischer is a history professor’s nine-hundred-page treatise on patterns of early immigration to the Eastern United States.
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The Giver By Lois Lowery - The book The Giver by Lois Lowery has been a staple in the education system today. Many students today may have even written a paper on it trying relating it to how times may be observed in their minds today.
Fahrenheit has 1,, ratings and 37, reviews. Brian said: I am in 6th grade. My Language Arts teacher assigns us a book report; tells us we ca. The giver is written from the point of view of Jonas, an eleven-year-old boy living in a futuristic society that has eliminated all pain, fear, war, and hatred.
There is no prejudice, since everyone looks and acts basically the same, and there is very little competition.
Lois Lowry is the author of more than forty books for children and young adults, including the New York Times bestselling Giver Quartet and popular Anastasia Krupnik series. She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Reader’s Medal, and the Mark Twain Award.
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