History Headscratchers / TheGiver

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).
5th Mar '16 6:49:34 PM LupineMoon
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* If there are only 50 babies born per year who get assigned to parents and they're assigned the year they were born, how are the ones born toward the end of the year screened in case they don't fit into the Community like Gabe and are they then Released after being given to a family? And if, like Gabe a baby is not Assigned to due issues, does a family not get their child that year?
3rd Mar '16 7:39:54 AM CamiSpeedRacer
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**Answered in ''Son'': a healthy diet didn't include mammal, so they're gone, animals detracted from the efficiency of the community, and there's no need for pets because nobody is lonely in the Community.
5th Jan '16 11:39:50 AM RadiatedRonin
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** This was a real thinker, as the Community clearly uses noises for public announcements. It has to lead back into emotional response to music: we enjoy it because of the emotions music brings. If there is no emotional connection, it just sounds like noise.


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** In a society this teeth-grindingly polite, it is a safe bet that knocking before opening the door is ingrained early in life.
18th Dec '15 1:48:16 AM MoPete
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** The curriculum includes language and communications, commerce and industry, science and technology, and civil procedures and government.
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