CliffsNotes on Lowry's The Giver

CliffsNotes on Lowry's The Giver

by Suzanne Pavlos


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CliffsNotes on The Giver explores a world in which disease, hunger, poverty, war, and lasting pain simply don’t exist. The members of this utopia have given up all human emotions and memories to live in a state of Sameness.

Following the story of a 12-year-old boy who recognizes the hypocrisy of his community’s “social order” – and who crafts a way to free everyone from the bane of Sameness, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each chapter within the novel.  Other features that help you figure out this important work include

  • Personal background on the author, Lois Lowry
  • Introduction to and synopsis of the book
  • Character descriptions
  • Critical essays on the author’s themes, style, language, and more
  • Review section that features interactive questions and suggested essay topics
  • Selected bibliography and list of critical works

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764585104
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 06/15/1999
Series: Cliffs Notes Series
Pages: 66
Sales rank: 263,811
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

SUZANNE PAVLOS taught high school English and reading. She is a freelance writer and editor.

Table of Contents

Life and Background of the Author.

Introduction to the Novel.

A Brief Synopsis.

List of Characters.

Critical Commentaries.

Map of Jonas' Community in The Giver.

Critical Essays.

Review Questions and Essay Topics.

Selected Bibliography.

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