Both protagonists discover this through a horrifying realization that destroys their idealized visions of these societies.
Families, holidays, happiness and love are but memories that no longer exist in the society.
Jonas’s society’s perfect order is achieved through an extreme filtering process.
In this story Lois Lowry wants to show the readers that there is no perfect utopia built by humans, f they have built one, there will have sacrifices made.
The elders attempted to build a perfect utopia but somehow secrets will soon be exposed.
I’m going to discuss and describe three of the themes, which are freedom of choice, emotions and colour.
In the Giver, Jonas lives in a community where there are no freedoms of choice.
In theory, the society should be perfect, so “meticulously ordered, the choices so carefully made.” But, in practice, the unpleasant emotions are shown to have been removed at the expense of the pleasant ones.
In this society “without color, pain, or past,” there’s no war, but there’s also no love.
Lowry wants the readers to understand the disadvantages through Jonas’s Job, being the receiver of memory.
There are many themes mentioned throughout Jonas’s life in the community.