Cliff Notes™, Cliffs Notes™, Cliffnotes™, Cliffsnotes™ are trademarked properties of the John Wiley Publishing Company. TheBestNotes.com does not provide or claim to provide free Cliff Notes™ or free Sparknotes™. Free Cliffnotes™ and Free Spark Notes™ are trademarked properties of the John Wiley Publishing Company and Barnes & Noble, Inc., respectively. TheBestNotes.com has no relation.

TheBestNotes.com: Free Summary / Study Guide / Book Summaries / Literature Notes / Analysis / Synopsis
 
+Larger Font+
-Smaller Font-





Free Study Guide for The Giver by Lois Lowry

Previous Page | Table of Contents | Next Page
Downloadable / Printable Version


SYMBOLISM / IMAGERY / MOTIFS / SYMBOLS


Symbols


Gabriel

Gabriel, the newchild who Jonas takes to Elsewhere when he leaves the community, is a symbol of the future, as babies often are. Jonas takes this symbol of the future with him when he heads toward the future, leaving the community’s past behind.

The Sled

The sled symbolizes the memories that carry Jonas from the community where he grew up to Elsewhere.

The River

The river is a symbol of the uncontrollable. It flows away from the community and is out of the control of the community.


Motifs


Vision

The depth of vision that Jonas possesses is an ability to understand what he sees.

Eye Color

The light eye color of Jonas and the Giver connects the two characters in what feels like a genetic link. The similarity of their eye color makes them seem to be connected.

Nakedness

To Jonas nakedness stands for freedom. And it stands for peoples’ ability to really know each other.


Previous Page
| Table of Contents | Next Page
Downloadable / Printable Version

The Giver by Lois Lowry - Free BookNotes Online Book Summary

Privacy Policy
All Content Copyright©TheBestNotes. All Rights Reserved.
No further distribution without written consent.
156 Users Online | This page has been viewed 24226 times
This page was last updated on 5/9/2017 8:50:24 AM

Cite this page:

Johnson, Jane. "TheBestNotes on The Giver". TheBestNotes.com. . 09 May 2017
             <>.