The Giver Project By: Cole Bray

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A plot diagram of The Giver by Lois Lowry.

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  • Exposition
  • Exposition #2
  • Exposition #3
  • Jonas is an 11 year old boy soon to turn 12 who lives in a Utopian society. Jonas is very obedient because of the rules in the community. Once he turns 12, he will become an adult and receive his career. He lives in a place Called the Community. He also lives with his mother, his father, and his sister Lily. His dad is a nurturer, his mom works with the law, and his sister is an 8. Jonas is anticipating, but also apprehensive for the ceremony of twelve, where he will receive his career. Everyday, people have to share their feelings, and have to have precision of language. It’s pretty much like they’re robots. In this world there is also no color.
  • Conflict
  • I'm nervous for the Ceremony of Twelve?
  • Some quotes are “ He had waited a long time for this special December. Now that it was almost upon him, he wasn’t frightened, but he was … eager, he decided. He was eager for it to come. And he was excited, certainly. All of the Elevens were excited about the event that would be coming so soon. But there was a little shudder of nervousness when he thought about it, about what might happen. Apprehensive, Jonas decided. That’s what I am.” This shows how Jonas is excited for the Ceremony of Twelve and to receive his career, but is nervous that something bad is going to happen.
  • Conflict #2
  • I'm nervous for the Ceremony of Twelve?
  • Another one is “ Jonas was careful about his language”. Jonas at the beginning or exposition of the story is very obedient and does everything he is supposed to, just like any child in the community. If he steps out of line, he would be punished. This is another reason showing how it is a utopia. That is the Exposition of The Giver.
  • Conflict #3
  • I'm nervous for the Ceremony of Twelve?
  • The conflict of The giver is Jonas getting ready to turn 12 and being assigned to his job. When he turns 12, he will receive his assignment or job for the rest of his life. It is decided by the Elders what job the child receives. Jonas is extremely nervous for the Ceremony of Twelve, because he has no idea what job he will get. Others are just eager to finally receive their career, while Jonas doesn’t want to even get his assignment because he doesn’t want to get stuck with a bad job.
  • I have already used this quote but I am using it again, but for a different purpose. “ He had waited a long time for this special December. Now that it was almost upon him, he wasn’t frightened, but he was … eager, he decided. He was eager for it to come. And he was excited, certainly. All of the Elevens were excited about the event that would be coming so soon. But there was a little shudder of nervousness when he thought about it, about what might happen. Apprehensive, Jonas decided. That’s what I am.” This shows how nervous and anxious Jonas is about being assigned his job, but he is also excited, but mainly nervous to be assigned a job.
  • Another quote is, “ Though he had been reassured by the talk with his parents, he hadn’t the slightest idea what Assignment the Elders would be selecting for his future, or how he might feel about it when the day came.” Jonas talked to his parents about the Ceremony and what life will be like after receiving his Assignment. This quote shows how he doesn’t know at all what his assignment will be, which makes him nervous, and how he will feel when he is selected. After the talk with his parents, he does feel better though, but is still nervous for the Ceremony of Twelve. The conflict makes Jonas change because at the beginning he was excited for the Ceremony of twelve, but now that it is closing in he is nervous. That is the Conflict of The Giver.
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