History Headscratchers / TheGiver

28th Jul '16 7:43:21 PM Leitmotif
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* It's been about seven or eight years since I read the Giver, but I only now just realized something. How do the people in the community know Jonas has blue eyes if they're all colorblind? I mean, it could be explained by the Giver simply taking a look at the prospects or something, but I feel like this is implying everyone knows something is strange, or at least some of the Elders. How do they even know that someone has the ability to 'see beyond' if they don't even know what color is? Even with the Giver/Receiver explaining it to another party, it would be completely lost on them regardless. How do you try to explain color to someone who has never witnessed anything besides black and white? How would they have any knowledge, understanding, or context of it to even come to such a grandiose conclusion as him being able to 'see beyond'? It might just be Elders taking the Giver/Receiver at his word, I don't know. Again, it's been a long time since I read it and I might be missing a note here or there, so any explanation is very appreciated.

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* It's been about seven or eight years since I read the Giver, but I only now just realized something. How do the people in the community know Jonas has blue eyes if they're all colorblind? I mean, it could be explained by the Giver simply taking a look at the prospects or something, but I feel like this is implying everyone knows something is strange, or at least some of the Elders. How do they even know that someone has the ability to 'see beyond' if they don't even know what color is? Even with the Giver/Receiver explaining it to another party, it would be completely lost on them regardless. How do you try to explain color to someone who has never witnessed anything besides black and white? white; someone who cannot physically notice or perceive it? How would they have any knowledge, understanding, or context of it to even come to such a grandiose conclusion as him being able to 'see beyond'? It might just be Elders taking the Giver/Receiver at his word, I don't know. Again, it's been a long time since I read it and I might be missing a note here or there, so any explanation is very appreciated.
28th Jul '16 7:39:28 PM Leitmotif
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* It's been about seven or eight years since I read the Giver, but I only now just realized something. How do the people in the community know Jonas has blue eyes if they're all colorblind? I mean, it could be explained by the Giver simply taking a look at the prospects or something, but I feel like this is implying everyone knows something is strange. How do they even know that someone has the ability to 'see beyond' if they don't even know what color is? How would they have any knowledge, understanding, or context of it to even come to that conclusion? Even with the Giver/Receiver explaining it to another party, it would be completely lost on them regardless. How do you try to explain color to someone who has never witnessed anything besides black and white? Again, it's been a long time since I read it and I might be missing a note here and there, so any explanation is very appreciated.

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* It's been about seven or eight years since I read the Giver, but I only now just realized something. How do the people in the community know Jonas has blue eyes if they're all colorblind? I mean, it could be explained by the Giver simply taking a look at the prospects or something, but I feel like this is implying everyone knows something is strange. strange, or at least some of the Elders. How do they even know that someone has the ability to 'see beyond' if they don't even know what color is? How would they have any knowledge, understanding, or context of it to even come to that conclusion? Even with the Giver/Receiver explaining it to another party, it would be completely lost on them regardless. How do you try to explain color to someone who has never witnessed anything besides black and white? How would they have any knowledge, understanding, or context of it to even come to such a grandiose conclusion as him being able to 'see beyond'? It might just be Elders taking the Giver/Receiver at his word, I don't know. Again, it's been a long time since I read it and I might be missing a note here and or there, so any explanation is very appreciated.
28th Jul '16 7:32:32 PM Leitmotif
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* It's been about seven or eight years since I read the Giver, but I only now just realized something. How do the people in the community know Jonas has blue eyes if they're all colorblind? I mean, it could be explained by the Giver simply taking a look at the prospects or something, but I feel like this is implying everyone knows something is strange. How do they even know that someone has the ability to 'see beyond' if they don't even know what color is? How would they have any knowledge, understanding, or context of it to even come to that conclusion? Again, it's been a long time since I read it, so any explanation is very appreciated.

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* It's been about seven or eight years since I read the Giver, but I only now just realized something. How do the people in the community know Jonas has blue eyes if they're all colorblind? I mean, it could be explained by the Giver simply taking a look at the prospects or something, but I feel like this is implying everyone knows something is strange. How do they even know that someone has the ability to 'see beyond' if they don't even know what color is? How would they have any knowledge, understanding, or context of it to even come to that conclusion? Even with the Giver/Receiver explaining it to another party, it would be completely lost on them regardless. How do you try to explain color to someone who has never witnessed anything besides black and white? Again, it's been a long time since I read it, it and I might be missing a note here and there, so any explanation is very appreciated.
28th Jul '16 7:28:06 PM Leitmotif
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** This is still unknown because within all the books where the sperm for babies comes from is never addressed. It's possible the Receiver is selected as a sperm doner with hopes he will pass on his gift to another future receiver?

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** This is still unknown because within all the books where the sperm for babies comes from is never addressed. It's possible the Receiver is selected as a sperm doner with hopes he will pass on his gift to another future receiver?receiver?

* It's been about seven or eight years since I read the Giver, but I only now just realized something. How do the people in the community know Jonas has blue eyes if they're all colorblind? I mean, it could be explained by the Giver simply taking a look at the prospects or something, but I feel like this is implying everyone knows something is strange. How do they even know that someone has the ability to 'see beyond' if they don't even know what color is? How would they have any knowledge, understanding, or context of it to even come to that conclusion? Again, it's been a long time since I read it, so any explanation is very appreciated.
15th May '16 1:50:51 PM erforce
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*** Simple: make the movie in "stylistic black and white"(like TheElephantMan or SchindlersList) and then reveal that's actually how the people see it, and not just a presentation fancy.

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*** Simple: make the movie in "stylistic black and white"(like TheElephantMan white" (like ''Film/TheElephantMan'' or SchindlersList) ''Film/SchindlersList'') and then reveal that's actually how the people see it, and not just a presentation fancy.
1st May '16 10:54:55 PM soundlessMion
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** Syringes are quite small and thin. (Think of the ones for vaccines.) Doctors inject those things really fast. It's not a stretch to think that Rosemary asked the Releaser where to stick the needle, and then just quickly emptied it in herself before succumbing after a while.
30th Apr '16 9:37:16 PM soundlessMion
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*** This. The book makes this a bit more clear. Presumably, from the Giver and the previous Giver, and back and back and back, the Givers would always succeed in passing all the memories to the next Receiver, so when they were Released, no memories were spread to the Community. Rosemary was the first Receiver who asked to be Released (i.e. commit suicide). Until then, nobody knew what would happen if the Receiver had died or went beyond the boundaries.
28th Apr '16 12:24:50 AM Homemaderat
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*** Maybe we can take this one step further. What if the original receiver received his gift from the TradeMaster? The deal being in exchange for taking the memories, he must always stay in the community. Sounds like a deal he would make.
16th Mar '16 8:17:54 AM Laina1312
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*** This troper read this around fifth grade. Around 5th grade is also when this troper started her period. This troper understood hormones in fifth grade because they wreaked hell on her life each month.
16th Mar '16 8:06:21 AM Laina1312
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*** Not waiting the proper amount of time between pregnancies also puts both the pregnant person and the child at risk. I believe doctors actually recommend about a year between pregnancies. It takes that long for your body to recover, and restore your depleted resources (as a fetus will use whatever it needs from your body during pregnancy, even at the detriment of your body).
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