The Giver: Book Report Essay
The story starts as Jonas, a twelve- year-old boy, who is waiting for his
life assignment. When he is given his assignment, he is chosen to be the
Receiver of Memory. As the Receiver he has to get every memory from all over the
world from the old Receiver he calls The Giver.
The Giver is the man who is the old Receiver. He is also the one who gives
Jonas the memories.
In the community were Jonas lives is everything is
controlled, even people’s memory. The Giver is the only one who is not
controlled. It is the Receiver’s job to store the memories of the community and
pass them on to the next Receiver.
Gabe is an infant who was part of Jonas’s father’s work that Jonas’s father
brought home so he won’t be released from the community(killed).
Jonas’s family is not like our idea of a family. They don’t love each of
there family members like we love ours.
There is no privacy between anybody.
They shared there dreams at breakfast and there day at dinner.
Introduction of Characters: Lowry introduces Jonas and his family, with
Gabe, plus The Giver.
Rising Action: Jonas receives the assignment of Receiver of Memory.
Complication: Jonas finds out that not all memories are nice.
Conflict: The conflict is man vs.
man. Jonas can’t turn down his
assignment without being released.
Climax: Jonas runs away from the perfect community so that Gabe won’t be
Falling Action: People search for Jonas and Gabe.
Resolution: Finally Jonas and Gabe make it elsewhere, and they were safe.
#1: Now the landscape was changing.
It was a subtle change, hard to identify
at first. The road was narrower, and bumpy, apparently no longer tended to by
road crews. It was harder suddenly, to balance on a bike, as the front wheel
wobbled over stones and ruts.
#2: Standing in the freezing mound that was thickening around his numb feet,
Jonas opened his own tunic, held Gabe to his bare chest, and tied the torn and
dirty blanket around them both. Gabe moved feebly against and whimpered briefly
into the silence that surrounded them.
Dimly, from a nearly forgotten perception as the blurred as the
Jonas recalled what the witness was,
It’s called snow, Gabe, Jonas whispered.
1. A perfect thing to one is not perfect to another.
2. Sometimes freedom is better than over protectivness.
A part of the book I didn’t like was that people didn’t have to make any
I also didn’t like how people didn’t have any emotions. I don’t think
they should have a perfect community.
The part of the book I did like was that the community had no violence
and pollution and no murder. Overall I really enjoyed the book!