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By: Tatum Foglesong

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  • The Giver By: Lois Lowry Genre: Dystopian Novel
  • Title Page
  • Exposition
  • "After Twelve, age isn't important" (17).
  • Rising Action
  • "Simply stated, although it's not really simple at all, my job is to transmit to you all the memories I have within me. Memories of the past" (77).
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  • Climax
  • The Giver begins in a utopias society where a young boy, Jonas, lives. He is at the age of 11, soon to be an adult.  Once he turns 12 nothing will be important because he will have a job. 
  • Falling Action
  • "He was aware of giving the memory; but suddenly he realized that it was becoming dimmer, that it was sliding through his hand into the being of the newchild. Gabriel became quiet. Startled, Jonas pulled back what was left of the memory with a burst of will. He removed his hand from the little back and stood quietly beside the crib" (76-77).
  • In the selection ceremony, where every child is called up to be moved up to a new year, the 11's were called last to get picked for their jobs. It is here Jonas was skipped! He was then called up, shockingly, to be named The Receiver of Memory.
  • Resolution
  • "It was not a grasping of thin and burdensome recollection; this was different. This was something that he could keep. It was a memory of his own" (178).
  • Jonah, as a receiver, can ask questions that no one else can. He asked his father to perform a 'release' and what he found out was that it was murder. He also learned about his life before the "utopia". It took a lot of courage to do this.
  • The Receiver himself was not able to describe it, only to remind us that you would be faced with it, that you would need immense courage" (63).
  • Acquiring these memories he makes up a plan to escape by night and sleep by day with Gabe. He wants to do this because Gabe's life is threatened by his father.
  • In the end Jonas and Gabe face starvation and fear but they have each other and a bond of love. Jonas was given the memory of sledding which concludes the story.
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