1. One controversial topic that Lowry touches upon in
2. It is difficult for us to imagine a world without color, personal freedoms, and love, but in The Giver, society relinquishes these things in order to make room for total peace and safety. Consider the rules our society enforces in order to preserve the public good. Where do you think the line between public safety and personal freedom should be drawn?
3. Read another novel depicting a dystopian society (e.g., The Handmaid's Tale, Brave New World, or 1984). What techniques does this society use to maintain order? How does its structure differ from the community’s in
4. Consider the community’s repression of sexuality in
5. Language is often used as a tool for social control in
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