Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I decided to make a list of my favourite quotes from the book:

-“If you were to be lost in the river… your memories would not be lost with you. Memories are  

-“The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.

-“They were satisfied with their lives which had none of the vibrance his own was taking on. And he was angry at himself, that he could not change that for them.”

-“Sometimes I wish they’d ask for my wisdom more often-there are so many things I could tell them; things I wish they would change. But they don’t want change. Life here is so orderly, so predictable-so painless. It’s what they’ve chosen” 
I think the quotes speak for themselves, especially the last quote was what annoyed me the most, the attitude of the community, they want to make their lives as easy as possible and even give up on the beautiful things in life, I can totally understand Jonas, I couldn't bear to live with people like that...

Personal thoughts on the book:
At first I thought this was going to be a boring book, but I was wrong it got really interesting and it made me appreciate the little things and gave me a different point of view on a few things.I'm pretty sure I couldn't live in a world like that where everyone has to be the same, because I like to be unique and I mean where would be the fun if everyone would be the same? At least Jonas got to experience life the way it should be....
 Dear Lois Lowry, thank you for writing such a great book, it was really inspiring!

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  1. I really like that you piked out your favorite quotations. It seems to be a timeconsuming task. And I like the serious clapping from the Joker at the end.

  2. Hey Ann-Kathrin. I think it was a good idea to quote some of your favorite phrases from the book. The first is one of my favorite sentences, too. And I think it is good that you discoverd that the book wasn't that boring you thought at the beginning. Nice work!

  3. Taking a look at important lines in the book is a very helpful thing to get a different feeling for the book and the importance of how language conveys the book's contents. It would have been nice if you had given page references to know where the qoutation is to be found in the novel.

    Can you give an explanation why you had "the Joker" in the end clapping hands? Was is just for the clapping hands or is there any connection you would like to draw between the film and "the Giver"?

    A word on language:
    - last quote that was what annoyed me the most
    - their lives
    - give sth up --

  4. @Ms. Brunstein, It was just for the clapping :)