Connor on The Giver’s Hypocritical Ideas

Spoiler Alert

My language arts class recently read the book, The Giver.  The books setting is a Utopian society, which everything must be perfect.  After reading the book, an idea popped right into my head.  It was the fact that the society, in which the book is taken place, is extremely hypocritical.  Also, none of the civilians don’t know of this problem (due to a vast amount of euphemisms).  For example, specifically on the topic of “release”, they use the word “release” to establish the idea of leaving the community, though when someone applies for release or is told to be released, they really are just given an injection that kills them instantly.  I’ll stop and let you sit on that for a while.

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