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Title: The%20Giver


1
The Giver
  • by Lois Lowry

2
Welcome to Utopia
  • Since the beginning of time, human beings have
    searched for UTOPIA - a perfect place where
    people can lead perfect lives.
  • The Giver takes place in such
  • an ideal community.

3
Here are other utopias that people have
described or written about through the ages.
  • The Golden Age
  • The Garden of Eden
  • Atlantis
  • Sparta

4
A Greek Term
  • The word utopia was derived from the Greek ou
    topos, which means no place.
  • Some synonyms for utopia are paradise, arcadia,
    Shangri-la, and Zion.

5
Modern Day Utopias
  • http//www.acorncommunity.org/
  • http//www.thefarm.org/index.html
  • http//www.twinoaks.org/
  • http//www.victorycities.com/
  • http//www.thirdway.com/menno/

6
A Utopia is a perfect society. A Dystopia
is a world that appears to be perfect, but is not.
7
Who invented rules?
No one knows for sure when the first rule was
invented.
8
There have been formal rules for people to
follow since ancient times.
  • Golden Rule - Evolved from the Old Testament in
    the Bible Do unto others as you would have them
    do unto you.
  • Bushido - unwritten code that guided the samurai
  • I-Li Ancient Chinese rules on how to behave,
    dress, and speak
  • Gravitas - a traditional rule of dignity that
    Roman citizens were expected to live by

9
Genre - Science Fiction
  • Based on real or imaginary scientific ideas.
  • Amazing happenings
  • New inventions life, transportation, cures
  • Stretches your imagination
  • Frankenstein
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • The Twilight Zone
  • Star Wars
  • Star Trek
  • The X Files
  • Spiderman
  • The Giver

10
Science Fiction Writers
  • Jules Verne 1850s
  • Father of Modern Science Fiction
  • Wrote about submarines, elevators, computers, fax
    machines, spaceships, and moon travel by the
    U.S.A.
  • Settings past, present, or future
  • Predicting the future
  • Time travel
  • Aliens

11
Setting
  • The setting of the novel is the time and place in
    which the action occurs.
  • The Giver takes place in some unspecified time in
    the future in a place very much like Earth that
    can be described as a utopian community.
  • As you read, think about what Lois Lowrys novel
    says about our future here on earth and about
    our past.

12
The Giver Setting
  • The society seems ideal--
  • All have a job for which they are especially
    suited.
  • The elderly and newest members are lovingly cared
    for.
  • There is much laughter and joy.

13
Conflict
  • Conflict is a problem or struggle between two
    characters, a character and society, a character
    and nature, or a problem within a character.
  • In The Giver, the main conflict is between Jonas
    as an individual and the society in which he
    lives.
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