Monday, October 10, 2011
A Perfect Community?
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.