2. It is difficult for us to imagine a world without color, personal freedoms, and love, but in the giver, the society relinquishes these things in order to make room for total peace and safety. Consider the pleasures and experiences that our own society discourages in order to preserve the public good (certain recreational drugs, for example.) In the context of the lessons Jonas learns in the giver, explain why we should or should not sacrifice an orderly community in order to allow individuals more spiritually or sensually satisfying experiences. Where do you think the line between public safety and personal freedom should be drawn?
When writing a literary analysis or other paper on a written work, there are a few rules to follow in order to insure that your analysis is on the mark. The first of these is to read the book in question multiple times. First, read the book to understand the plot and characters. Next, read the book while looking for language patterns, use of similes and metaphors, subtext, use of descriptive language, and subplots. Third, read the book with a focus on the characters. Define the motivation for each character. Take notes on the ways that each character relates to one another. Are any characters under used? Does the author leave you wanting to know more about certain characters?