The Giver by Lois Lowry

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This is a plot diagram from the book of the same name.

Storyboard Text

  • The Giver Introduction
  • People are just different Lilly, you should never be mad.
  • I'm mad because those kids didn't follow the rules!
  • Rising Action
  • I will be the Receiver of Memories? It is a painful job, but I can do it.
  • You can't take your medicine if it interferes with your job son.
  • What is your twelves job Jonas?
  • Rising Action
  • Hello Sir, I am Jonas. I have been assigned to work with you.
  • Yes, I know, I am the Giver. I will give you all of my memories.
  • At the beginning, Jonas is sitting at the dinner table with his parents and sister, talking about their day. Lilly, the sister quickly learns not to be angry about the days events. Actually she is not to feel anything.
  • Rising Action
  • There has to be something better than this. I'm tired of feeling things others can't.
  • Each year of the children's lives they get something new, and something is taken away. Everyone in the community gets treated exactly the same.
  • Climax
  • Yes Jonas, I will help you escape.
  • Is my dad killing those babies with that needle! I've gotta get out of here!
  • Jonas is assigned to The Giver. He will give Jonas all his memories of seasons, pain, animals, war and pain, everything that can't be felt by others.
  • Falling Action
  • Gabe I give you happy thoughts so you won't feel pain. We will be okay.
  • Jonas begins to think there has to be a better way. He learns his parents don't feel love, but that he does. He is the only one that can console baby Gabe by giving it happy feelings. He wants to run away.
  • Jonas finds out that when his father releases people he actually kills them. He learns through the Giver that his father has killed twin babies. It has become too much. He decides to take Gabe and run away.
  • The Giver helped Jonas and Gabe escape. They enter the wilderness alone. They are both cold, scared, and starving. Finally, Jonas begins to feel happy. He knows goodness is ahead of them. Or perhaps not.
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