‘The Giver’: classic book becomes questionable film - The Triangle
Jonas enjoys a warm and open relationship with the Giver. In the story, the Giver is also Jonas' mentor and confidant, someone who will provide honest answers. The Giver. Lois Lowry. Houghton Mifflin Company. Boston . Jonas's father asked, at the conclusion of their evening meal. It was one of the rituals, the evening telling of feelings. 4. Sometimes Jonas . And even. 8 guilt, that she hadn't made a difference in his life. .. Almost every citizen in the community had dark eyes. I was happy to see that film started in black and Screen Shot at The movie exaggerated the relationship between them, Jonas.
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We do know that there are birth mothers and some females are assigned the dishonorable job of being birthmothers, but anyone wondered about birthfathers or where the sperms or XY chromosome come from? So anyway my tentative conclusion is that sperms are donated from all males, selected and IVF is done with birthmothers' eggs before the embryo is implanted into not-so-surrogate birthmothers.
Anyway my whole point of bringing that up is the fact that I was somehow led into the impression that Jonas' birthfather is actually the giver, and his biological siblings are rosemary, Gabriel, and that other girl -a six- who was mentioned in one of the later chapters who also had pale eyes and who was too young to be a receiver. First suspicion was when lily proposed that Gabriel could be his biological brother since they had identical eyes.
This was later supported when it seemed they had this natural connection, of course, it could be just the fact that one could give and the other receive, but later on I wondered if even this ability was inherited, as the giver mentioned that rosemary, the previous failed receiver, was in fact his daughter. And then there was this part before he said that she was his daughter, that he mentioned that he loved her just as he loved Jonas, in the way families loved in his favorite memory.
So anyway, that was the relationship part of the book that I was wondering.
I thought the internal struggle was very important, but it was nice to see Jonas challenging the people around him. In the book, Jonas has an intimate dream about Fiona, feeling love for her.
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But those dreams are sequestered by a daily pill. But, once again, all that internal conflict translates poorly on screen. Movie are bigger and better, right?
I got too frustrated sometimes. Jonas arrives at the top of a hill, Gabe on his shoulder.
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He sits on the sled and slides down the hill, sliding towards an uncertain future. And, surprisingly, the movie did the same thing. When Jonas leaves his community, all the memories he received are released back into the community.
The memory montage resonated with me, memories of joy, happiness, love, sunlight, and family spreading across the screen. And who knows, I might watch it again.
‘The Giver’: classic book becomes questionable film
So why are we watching Jonas stare at the sun. By design, these concepts are alien to the community at large. By removing choice, the elders have created—in their eyes at least—a utopian society without war, famine, or pain.
Noyce introduces a compelling narrative and relative newcomer Thwaites holds his own opposite Streep with a quiet, inquisitive confidence, and he surprises by never composing himself as a hero.
Jonas is simply following his emotions, doing what he feels is right. These are the scenes in which Noyce delves deep into the central themes of the book, questioning whether the ability to feel joy and love is worth the tradeoff of also experiencing pain and loss. However, as the plot thickens and the supporting characters are used to motivate Jonas into action, their underdevelopment renders much of his drive implausible.