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Ch 3: The Giver Themes & Symbolism

About This Chapter

The Giver Themes & Symbolism chapter of The Giver Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study the symbolism and themes explored in this story. This chapter uses simple and fun lessons that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the essential concepts of the themes and symbolism of The Giver.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering the concepts of symbolism and themes from The Giver will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the themes and symbolism presented in this novel. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing the themes and symbolism of The Giver
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning literature (visual and auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Watch each video in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with The Giver Themes & Symbolism chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only the information you need to know.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Take The Giver Themes & Symbolism chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about key symbols and themes found in The Giver for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • Overview of the general themes explored in this novel
  • Analysis of specific themes, including personality, rules, sameness, conflict and memories, among others
  • Detailed look at the symbols used to give meaning in the story, including the importance of the apples
  • Use of images and imagery to provide detail

11 Lessons in Chapter 3: The Giver Themes & Symbolism
Themes of The Giver

1. Themes of The Giver

The Lois Lowry novel, 'The Giver' touches on several themes, particularly surrounding happiness, pain, and freedom. This book is about a dystopian society that prefers to close their eyes to the past.

Personality in The Giver

2. Personality in The Giver

In 'The Giver' by Lois Lowry, the protagonist, Jonas, lives in a community that has made the decision to suppress differences and promote Sameness. In this lesson, we will look at how this decision affects the personalities of the citizens in the community.

Rules in The Giver

3. Rules in The Giver

In a community that thrives on predictability and Sameness, rules are a way of life. In this lesson, we will learn more about the rules in Jonas' community in 'The Giver' by Lois Lowry.

Sameness in The Giver

4. Sameness in The Giver

In 'The Giver' by Lois Lowry, the community has made the decision to sacrifice differences for Sameness and predictability. In this lesson, we'll learn more about Sameness.

Stirrings in The Giver

5. Stirrings in The Giver

Imagine a world without deep love or affection. A world without traditional marriages or families. This is the world of ''The Giver''. This lesson explains the role of the 'stirrings' and how the government controls these feelings.

Conflict in The Giver

6. Conflict in The Giver

In this lesson, you will learn about the four basic types of conflict often discussed in fiction and how each type is used in Lois Lowry's 1993 young adult novel 'The Giver.'

Ceremonies in The Giver

7. Ceremonies in The Giver

Can you imagine living in a world where individuality was discouraged? That is the kind of world in which Jonas lives in Lois Lowry's 'The Giver.' In this lesson, we'll take a look at 'ceremonies' in Jonas' community and how they contribute to discouraging individuality.

Memories in The Giver

8. Memories in The Giver

In 'The Giver' by Lois Lowry, Jonas has been selected to be the Receiver of Memory for the community. It is a great honor, but what does it mean? In this lesson, we will learn more about the role memories play in the community.

Symbols in The Giver

9. Symbols in The Giver

Symbols are everywhere in literature, and they provide insights into big issues. Lois Lowry provides a myriad of symbols in her book ''The Giver'', and in this lesson, you'll learn about a few of the biggest ones.

Imagery & Images in The Giver

10. Imagery & Images in The Giver

In 'The Giver' by Lois Lowry, Jonas receives all of the memories of the past with such vivid imagery that Jonas and the reader begin to feel like part of the story. In this lesson, we will learn more about imagery in this novel.

The Importance of the Apple in The Giver

11. The Importance of the Apple in The Giver

Jonas is a person of integrity and a rule-follower, so what was it about an apple that enticed him to break the rules about removing snacks from the recreation area? In this lesson, we will learn more about the apple in 'The Giver' by Lois Lowry.

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