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    some elements more obvious than others. The red sled, the color blue and the Forest all consist of a deeper meaning in The Giver, Gathering Blue and Messenger, respectively. All three novels contain elements of symbolism. In the first novel The Giver, one object that stands out as a symbol is the sled. The sled stands for the process of transmitting…

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    Essay On Gathering Blue

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    Gathering Blue, by Lois Lowry, is a dystopian novel that centers around a character named Kira, who is born crippled. The novel starts off with the unfortunate news that Kira’s mother, Katrina, has passed away unexpectedly due to mysterious illness. She is now orphaned, since her father, who had the role of serving in the Council of the Guardians, had been killed by The Beasts during a hunt. In addition to struggling to survive without any parents or support from relatives, Kira must prove…

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    Gathering Blue Summary

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    Gathering Blue summary The book takes place in a dystopian future where the human race has drastically reduced in number. A girl with a deformed leg and a talent for weaving, Kira, is trying to survive in a village where the deformed are cast out. After her mother dies, she is left in the Field, which is filled with beasts, for a few days. She comes back, but Vandara and the women of the village want Kira’s spot. Vandara and Kira go to the council, to settle the argument. Vandara and…

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    Gathering Blue Analysis

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    Gathering Blue… “Captivating quest tale pits gifted girl against brutal odds”. This is one of the very many reviews for the enticing novel Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry. Throughout this novel there were times where comparison to our society (Canada) came into action. There were also a lot of things mentioned that are very similar to Canada. The main ways that these compare and contrasts were found is through the viewing points of freedom, government and religion. Imagine waking up in the…

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    of life starting at the bottom. Gathering Blue's characters by Lois Lowry are full of excitement and you never know what will happen. Maslow's Hierarchy compared to the characters from Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry are alike in multiple ways. Kira a character from the novel is alike the levels self-esteem and Friends/Belongings. Since Kira is alike the level self-esteem, she is confident and smart. In the novel Kira has a self-esteem because when Vandara wanted to take her to the…

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    fearful lives. After reading the dystopian novel Gathering Blue, I discovered that the setting also lacked the powerful knowledge described in the quote by Kofi Annan. Through analyzing other dystopian novels, I noticed the majority of the societies were lacking in citizen knowledge as well. Therefore, dystopian societies represent an uneducated population by attempting to eliminate familial bonds, disregard proper education systems, and instill propaganda. The dystopian society in which…

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    The simple, elegant, hierarchy of Abraham Maslow is used to determine your level of motivation in life. Kira, Thomas, And Matt are characters in the book. Maslow's hierarchy is a demonstrative pyramid of the levels in life. In the novel Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry, these three characters show a significant change of development Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy. In accordance with Abraham Maslowś hierarchy, Kira is presented on many levels, a dynamic character. To start off Gathering Blue, Kira is…

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    In the novel, Gathering Blue, Kira’s community crucially values contribution in their society to become or remain successful. Kira was born with a defect in her leg which severely set her back unabling her to do the more labor type jobs. Women in her community want to sacrifice her to the beasts and build a pen where her cott used to remain. In our community, we believe everyone is equal, even if you were born normally or abnormally. Everyone has a place in this word. We have actual occupations…

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    idea to include observations of humans' innate curiosity. Gathering Blue is a book written by Lois Lowry about a crippled girl who lives in a primitive society where people who are unable to work do not survive. Three characters in Gathering Blue can relate with Maslow's theory in many ways. Kira, a character in Gathering Blue, is forced to defend two strong instincts that no one else shares: creativity and compassion. I think Kira expresses self-actualization and love/belonging. Initially,…

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    Maslow's Hierarchy has five levels that most people can relate to.Maslow's Hierarchy has levels that represent a goal which for fills one of our needs. The different levels include (in order) physiological, safety, love,self esteem,self actualization. Gathering Blue is a book by Lois Lowry that is fiction, it mostly talks about how Kira survives with no family. In the book Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry, the characters in the book can relate to Maslow's Hierarchy. Kira from Gathering Blue by…

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