George Orwell 's 1984, The Giver, By Lois Lowry Essay examples

782 Words May 22nd, 2016 4 Pages
In the novel 1984, many things resemble another dystopian society in another novel. The book reflects on how much the government controls the people and how much of the citizens’ lives and freedoms get stripped away from them. This type of society also shows up in The Giver written by Lois Lowry. Within this popular novel, just like 1984, the people cannot think or feel for themselves, cannot remember things from their past, are assigned jobs, as well as forced to speak different english. In 1984, Winston and the rest of the people cannot think what they want without punishment. If they feel a certain way, the government considers it a crime and the person who thinks or feels differently than what the party wants, is tortured or vanishes. For example when Winston and Julia go against the party, the government arrested them, beat them, and forced them to betray one another. In The Giver, the main character, Jonas, goes through a similar period. He began to feel different from everyone else in the society and the Chief Elder had to remind him that he was not allowed to feel a certain way. Much like the telescreen in 1984 and Big Brother always watching, the Chief Elder and the government always watches the people in The Giver. Another example of feeling a certain way is love. Winston and Julia in 1984 being to feel affection for each other which is not allowed by the party and they suffered consequences for disobeying, Jonas begins to have similar feeling for his friend…

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