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The Giver: A Conversation with Lois Lowry

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The Giver - Discussion Questions. Chapter 1. What is your impression thus far of Jonas's community? How would you feel if your parents had a feelings ritual? That is, every evening you would share your feelings or concerns with your family members.

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Answer: Lowry has left the ending ambiguous. The more likely approach is to decide that Jonas did die and was merely hallucinating at the end of the novel, which could imply a pessimistic ending that completes our image of a dystopia that cannot provide its citizens with both safety and independence. Under this interpretation, we also see the difficulty of separating oneself from the collective; successful resistance requires more than just one or two people. One might decide instead that Jonas coincidentally finds the sled and Elsewhere at the conclusion of the novel. This development might suggest the ability of the human spirit to survive centuries of suppression and hint that Jonas's society will recover from the adverse effects of Sameness.

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