Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Post # 3: Black and White to Color

Watch this short clip from the 1998 movie Pleasantville and look for similarities between the movie clip and Jonas's reaction when he finds out about colors. In a short response explain the comparison that you find between the clip and how Jonas feels about the community not having color.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Post #2: Rules

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The community in The Giver is strictly governed by rules. At one point, Jonas receives a set of rules that he is to follow for his training as the Receiver of Memory. Many of you have stated that some of the rules in the community are ridiculous and unnecessary. Think of the rules that you have to follow at home, in school, and in your community. In this blog post, find a rule that is important to you and explain why you feel it is important. Then decide upon a rule that you feel is unnecessary and explain why you believe that rules is not important.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Post #1: What is a utopia?

The Giver is supposedly set in a perfect society or utopia. The word utopia was the name of an imaginary island inhabited by an ideal society in a story written by Sir Thomas More in 1516. More created the word from the Greek ou-(no) and topos-(place); utopia literally means "no place." Is it possible to create a utopia? If it is possible, what would be three of the requirements for a utopia? If it is not possible, explain why.