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Questions tagged [the-giver]

The Giver is a dystopian novel by Lois Lowry, published in 1993. It was adapted to a film of the same name in 2014. This tag is for questions on either work.

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Why does only The Giver get to keep the memories of people?

I have partially read The Giver, but I still don't get why The Giver gets to keep the memories of people.
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Is this a contradiction in The Giver?

The Giver, Chapter 2, Page 23: "Lily," her mother said fondly, "you're very close to being an Eight, and when you're an Eight, your comfort object will be taken away. It will be recycled to the ...
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How could the Giver society survive?

I don't understand how the society in The Giver could survive, based on a few key facts. Am I missing something? A "birth mother" only gave birth to 3 children in her life. it seems as though there ...
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Why would memories be released if the Receiver leaves the community?

I have not read the books and only watched the movie, so I might be missing some crucial explanation, but why would memories be released if the the Receiver leaves the community? Is it a safeguard of ...
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What was the first memory given to Jonas in The Giver?

In the book The Giver by Lois Lowry, the Giver hands down memories to Jonas, a 12 year old. What was the first memory the Giver gave to Jonas?