Essay about The Truman Show vs. the Giver
On the contrary, in the novel ‘The Giver’ life is real. Both the main character, Jonas and the rest of the population leads the life of an ordinary person with regular daily routines. In Jonas’s community, control is dictated by The Giver. For example, except for The Giver no one else can see colour as the society intended on achieving “sameness”. The Giver himself states, “Our people made that choice to go to sameness. We relinquished colour when we relinquished sunshine and did away with differences” (Lowry, 95). This illustrates that The Giver is portraying a vague reality by making people believe that everyone will attain “sameness”, only if they do not see any colour.
Truman was told that he lived in a city called Seahaven, but in reality he lived inside a film set which was in the shape of a dome designed by Christof. Whereas, Jonas lived in an open community which even though seemed to be free, notwithstanding, still restricted his rights by not allowing him or anyone to willingly depart from the community. A Utopian world seems pleasant to the readers and viewers, but the hazy image of reality that it pictures makes it appear perfectly bogus.
Both the film and the