The Giver Novel: Storyboard

The Giver Novel: Storyboard
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  • The Terrible Twelves
  • Be more specific
  • Do you love me?
  • Seeing Beyond the Normal
  • Lonely Love
  • Jonas finding out he is going to be the new receiver separates him from the other twelves. This is because the rules that apply to the receiver are different and make the receiver more isolated from the rest of the community. An example of this is the rule "Do not discuss your training with any other member of the community."(page 92)
  • War is Not a Game
  • Jonas witnessing Fiona's hair change shows how Jonas has the ability to 'see beyond'. This means that Jonas can see colours and other things that sameness eliminates, in this case the colour of Fionas' hair. This scene also shows that sameness isn't fully working stated by the Giver when he says "".We've never completely mastered sameness. I suppose the genetic scientists are still trying to work out the kinks. har like Fionas must drive them crazy." (page 123)
  • The Terrible Truth
  • Bye-Bye little guy. (page 189)
  • The scene where Jonas asks his parents if they love him is a very significant part of the rising action in The Giver as it shows that without memories you can't experience real emotions. this is show when Jonas asks " do you love me?" but his parents respond with"You need to be more specific Jonas." (page 162) This shows that his parents are treating it as a joke showing they don't understand what he is asking, they don't know what love is.
  • Running For Love
  • Jonas's reaction to the war game shows the readers that he is different to the other kids as he views the war game as something awful. This also shows that he is applying what he has learnt as the receiver to real life because in his mind he is "seeing the boy dying on the field asking for water."(page 171)
  • The night where Jonas finds out what releasing is when watching his dad release a child changes his view upon the community. This scene shows Jonas how cruel his community is. It also shows him how they casually release members of the community and don't recognize the values innate in every individual. this is shown as Jonas's father casually says "Bye-bye little guy"(page 189) as he is killing the child.
  • When Jonas escapes his community he demonstrates his courage, which was gained from being different . This is known as when began asking more questions he gained confidence. Overall though he is running out of love for his community as this will give them free will. This is told to the readers when the Giver tells Jonas that "if you get away... it will mean that the community will have to bear the burden themselves, of the memories you have been holding for them"(page 195)
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