SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality instructional study guides for challenging works of literature. This audio study guide for The Giver by Lois Lowry includes detailed summary and analysis of each chapter and an in-depth exploration of the book’s multiple symbols, motifs, and themes such as societal control versus individual freedom, loneliness and isolation, and the pain of growing up. Featured content also includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay questions, and discussion topics.
Winner of the Newbery Medal, The Giver is a dystopian novel about a carefully-designed community of safety and order, whose people have relinquished their opportunities to make choices and express individuality. In a controlled, order-driven society, people seldom wonder what the future holds, except for 12-year-old Jonas, who questions the community’s values and sees the importance in making choices for oneself.
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