History Fridge / TheGiver

12th Jun '17 8:26:46 AM butterflyslinky
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** They state in the book that the pilots are using heat sensors to look for Jonas and Gabe when they escape (Jonas thwarts this by summoning memories of cold to lower their body temperatures). My guess would be that pilots use this heat sensor technology or something similar whenever they fly.
4th Jun '17 6:41:19 PM OrangenChan
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** Also, ''Gathering Blue'' implies that people (at least in that village) have no idea [[AllHailTheGreatGodMickey what a cross actually means]]. So if The Ruin ''is'' meant to be an apocalypse of some sort, it's possible that it killed off enough people that there just weren't enough of them to keep any particular religion going.
** Or on a less horrific note, maybe there are different communities for different religions, too? And Jonas's community just happened to be one that decided to operate on a non-religious basis.
3rd Jun '17 4:37:03 PM rememberthehood1941
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** It's horrifying to realize that Jonas' father (who clearly loves working with children) and Fiona (who is described as being very good with the elderly) will have to face what they've done.
9th Sep '16 10:01:32 PM Dimentia44
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* The Community's insistence that Birthmother is a laid-back job with "little honor" comes off as fairly ridiculous to anyone familiar with how painful and inconviencing it feels to carry a child for 9 months and then give birth... especially considering that Birthmothers will experience neither the joys of sex nor motherhood that normally makes all that hardship worthwhile. However, this is indirectly explained later when it is revealed that The Community members have such effective medications that true pain is a foreign concept to them. Pregnancy really would be a breeze if you had the option of getting drugged up on fancy future pain medication the entire time.
5th Sep '16 8:37:34 PM trixus
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** Probably the same way Fiona has red hair, they are just unhappy about it but hey color is gone and facial features will change with the birth regulation. Sameness did not came out of tyranny but necessity in the book.


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** A few near apocalypses can break your faith same thing for different racial group, remember that the sameness was brought because people were ''that'' desperate, chances are there is 300 people left in the world before the sameness was even considered.
23rd Feb '16 4:41:11 PM OrangenChan
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** Well... that's exactly why the Giver stayed behind at the end. Presumably, the reasoning behind him thinking he could help them deal with the memories is because he knew about even worse things, so he'd be able to help them adjust more gradually. On the other hand, there was apparently chaos when [[spoiler: Rosemary]] was released, when she'd been given mostly ''good'' memories, so it's still going to take a lot longer than Jonas and the Giver thought it would.
7th Feb '16 7:23:40 PM Godzillawolf
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** The movie, when the memories are returned, makes this much clearer: Jonas' father had ''no idea'' what he was doing was wrong until the memories returned, and didn't take it well.
17th Jan '16 11:46:01 AM nombretomado
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** I almost hate suggesting this, but: cattle prod to the anus. Well, someone did it in LawAndOrderSVU to get sperm!

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** I almost hate suggesting this, but: cattle prod to the anus. Well, someone did it in LawAndOrderSVU ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' to get sperm!
5th Jan '16 11:17:17 AM RadiatedRonin
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** Another aspect to consider is that modern society has more than enough candidates for flight training, and can be choosy. The birthrate in the Community is strictly regulated, so any pilot has to come from that population. To add on the point above, the pilots are not allowed to fly beyond the border of the Community. Any danger or obstacle to a drone has been removed long before now, so really the pilots are now just flying routes that have been flown for who knows how long. You don't need color vision to confirm what has been seen literally thousands of times.
23rd Dec '14 11:37:21 AM washington213
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* While racial difference can be waved away with segregation, what about religions? People don't typically just give up their religions when you ask them to, and many of them would've had to be killed to give it up. Entire families. It would take a lot of atrocities to snuff out any and all traces of every religion in the world.
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