Monday, October 10, 2011
We are reading The Giver by Lois Lowry and in the novel the main characters community is considered perfect. It seems perfect because of no violence and everyone is given a job.Also no one is homeless nor starving. There are many rules to follow for example, they must share their feelings at dinner. I like this rule because a lot of people don't share their feelings and their usually angry because of the feelings they are experiencing. Something I dislike about this community are the cameras. I dislike the cameras because I feel like everyone should have privacy and it is also very creepy.
Today in class we continued reading the novel "The Giver". We came across it being a perfect community and I have to admit it is perfect but a little to perfect. Many of the rules the community follows prevents a lot of issues that our community goes through today. All these rules are good and help the community, but something about it being so perfect makes my skin crawl. It's starting to seem like their almost trying hide something. There is a lot of violence, teen pregnancy, bullying, and disabled families in my community and if we had rules like Jonas's community it wouldn't be this way, but I still think we all still have to keep in mind that everybody isn't perfect, and everybody needs to learn from their mistakes. My opinion, I don't like the fact of everything being so "perfect", that word just makes me feel so uncomfortable. No matter how great Jonas's community seems to be, nobody can convince me that it is flawless.
A perfect community would be pretty great but we need to care for ourselves. If we can't do that how can we do anything in this world? We have to make our own choices be independent.Part of the benefit they are not given a purpose to speak out of terms of whether a kid should have to take a pill. To put his feelings onto a rising action of when he can't feel anything at all anymore which is not a irresponsible thing to do in a careless decision like this, I'd rather have community that lets you make your own decisions than be given a choice by the government to do this and that.
Does Jonas' community from "The Giver" sound convincingly perfect on paper or is it the greatest example of a perfect community? All individuals are well fed, there are no plagues, there are no crimes, and no feelings. What we mean to explain by "no feelings" is that hormonal desires are suppressed by medical treatments as soon as they are discovered. Regardless of mental condition, these pills are used on everyone in the community. The freedom of choice is nonexistent in this community. An example of this is being given a job at the age of twelve by the community elders. Another example is the birthmothers giving labor to three children and then working for the rest of their lives. Those children would then be given to the community citizens. It would not work in our community because in a country like the United States, people would refuse to exchange their freedom of choice and human rights for a perfect society. -Nael Albaki, Zachary Marano, Sonny Truong
In Jonas' community, which is a fictional land in The Giver by Lois Lowry, everything seems perfect, there isn't any crime, hunger, poverty, or murders. Everything is already cared for, so you don't have to worry about anything, the people don't even have to decide anything for themselves. The people in the community find nothing wrong with this, and they live a happy life until they are released. As the young people in the community feelings begin to stir, they have to take a pill that suppresses their desires, regardless whether or not you are handicapped. Any person reading this would probably say we should follow their example to make a better world. We do not agree with taking a pill that suppresses your desires, we believe we should be able to make our own decisions.
Christian Reda and Brian McBride