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Lois Lowry

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the-giver-lois-lowryThe Giver, Chapter 13ithout the memories its all meaningless.Sources:,, School Library JournalCopyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.Fire & CandlelightSymbolize light, warmth, and loveColorsRepresent the richness and depth eliminated from societySled RideSymbolizes Jonass physical and emotional journey to freedomSymbolsStruggling newchild in Fathers care; shows ability to receive memoriesGabrielA Nurturer responsible for care of newchildren; part of Jonass family unitFatherElder responsible for passing memories on to Jonas; wisest of the EldersThe GiverBright 12-year-old chosen to be the Receiver of Memory; begins to question everythingJonasMain CharactersThe author of some 40 books for children and young adults, Lowry often challenges her readers with adult concepts and disturbing themes, as she does in The Giver. At the heart of all her books, however, is her belief in the interconnectedness of people and the belief that people need to do more for one another.LOIS LOWRYBORN 1937AuthorConformity simplifies life but destroys what is special and innovative.Conformity vs. IndividualityYoung Jonas lives in a perfect society where there is no poverty, crime, or conflict of any kind. When he is named the new Receiver of Memory, however, Jonas begins to understand just what his community has sacrificed to achieve this safe, tranquil way of life.THEMESCan Conformity Breed Perfection?Those who trade freedom for security deserve neither.Security vs. Freedom Without memories passed down by the community, life has little meaning.Importance of MemoryEnglishOriginal Language1993Year PublishedLois LowryAuthorThe GiverDystopianNovel

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