Our in-depth analysis of Lois Lowrys's young adult novel The Giver (1993) discusses the various building blocks of the narrative. First, we will focus on the title. Then, we will explain the structure, the content, and the specific direct continuation from one chapter to another. Afterwards, we discuss the open ending .
We examine physical and time setting, then we will focus on language and narrative techniques. We will also look at narrator and point of view.
The last section of our detailed analysis deals with the most significant motifs of the exciting story. The December Ceremonies play an essential role in the lives of children until they reach the age of about 12. Another central motif is the ability to "see beyond". This gift is closely connected with the perception of colors. Finally, the memory of sledding, which also appears in Jonas' dreams, and the theme of "music" are described.
Our detailed analysis of the most important aspects of The Giver provides a wonderful basis for interpreting the work. It is written in easy-to-understand language, stays close to the text, and is supported with appropriate and illustrative textual examples.