Monday, October 10, 2011
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