Dienstag, 19. April 2011

post reading activity

I had a lot of fun working on my blog. I only didn’t like it that we had to write always to every two chapters 100 till 400 words. So that was the homework for the next lesson (sometimes we had just 2 days time) so I wasn’t able to make my homework (although we had 2 months time to work on our blogs). Beside English I have got 10 other subjects in which I also have to do my homework and in some of them I had to learn for class tests. Beside that I have every day till 4 o’clock School and after that I want to pursue my hobbies. That was the reason why I wasn’t able to post anything at the beginning.
I liked that that you (I don’t know whether you believe me or not) spoke to me and said to me that I have to work on my blog and that the Reading-Blog is important for my mark.
In this time I learned to work and learn on my own, but I don’t know whether this was the only goal of this project.
I am missing your comments on my last 3 Posts!!!

Chapter 20

Dear Diary,
Today was a really hard day for me. Today the Giver told me that those people who are released are not free, so how I thought till now. They are killed, and as evidence he showed me the film how one of he twins was released (or killed). I was more shocked about the fact that those people who release this people don’t know what they do. They haven’t got any emotions and they kill them as if they are animals or something like that.
I was very sad and I wanted to cry, so the Giver tried to comfort me and then he told me that he and I are the only persons in this community who have feelings and in his opinion (and it is my opinion too) memories have to be shared. So he told me that he had a plan how we could share the memories with the whole community. When he told me that he has a plan I was really surprised because I didn’t think that the Giver is such a person. I always thought that he is a boring and scary person.
So here is the plan: I have o escape to Elsewhere and if I am successful the memories will be shared with the entire community and the people will get some wisdom. At the beginning I thought that the community will transfer the memories to the next Receiver of Memories, but as I realized there is just one girl who can be the next Receiver, but she is only six, lucky me.
So the detailed plan: The Giver will start to transfer the memory of courage to me so that I will be able to o to elsewhere on my own. The night before the ceremony I will go out and hide my bicycle and my clothes at the river. Then I will walk to the Annex where the Giver is waiting for me. I will leave a notice at home so that my parents think that I have left for an early bike-ride. So they have to go to the Ceremony without me and all people will be so much wrapped in the ceremony that no one will notice my absence. Meanwhile the Giver will order a vehicle, he will send away the driver and then he will hide me in the truck.
When the community finds my clothes and my bicycle at the river, the Giver will tell them that I have been drowned in the river. So the Memories are released and the Giver will help them to handle with the memories.
I want the Giver to escape with me but he says that he is too old and that he can’t see the colors anymore. He wants to stay and he wants to help the community and after that, he wants to stay with his daughter, Rosemary!!!!! I was really surprised when he told me that he had a daughter! He never mentioned her name!
So this is the plan. I am very scared because if the plan doesn’t work, they will kill me! And I have to go the whole way alone since the Giver doesn’t want to come with me. I will also miss my family, and I hope that they love me when they got the memories and I hope that they never forget me. Hopefully I can get back to this community one day, although they think that I’m dead. What a hard day.
Yours, Jonas

Montag, 18. April 2011

Chapter 16+17

Why do you think Jonas put off/ throw away his pill (for the stirrings)?
I think that it could be possible that Jonas wants to have dreams (sexual dreams) and he wants to tie his dreams and that what he feels with the memories he got from the giver. He wants to feel different feelings and he maybe wants to discover new things that other people didn’t feel/discover till now, for example the colors. Jonas wants to see the color of the skin of the humans he dreams about and he will get another (sexual) feeling.
The other possibility is that Jonas wants to have a change (which is in my opinion more probable than the first possibility) in the community. It is a rule to take this pill and now Jonas puts them off. So he broke a rule and I think that he now tries to change other things, too (for example the rules in the community). This was the first step of Jonas for trying to change some things in this community.  

Dienstag, 12. April 2011

Wordle chapter 13


This is a different kind of summarizing a text. I made it with "Wordle". This "program" writes those words which are repeated very often bigger than the others.

Mittwoch, 6. April 2011

Characterization of The Giver (chapter 11/12)

The Giver is the former Receiver of Memories. He kept all the memories of the Community and now it is his job to transmit the Memories to Jonas. Because of the heaviness of the Memories and the pain that some of the Memories gave to him he looks older than he is.
The Giver has pail eyes, like Jonas. So you can see that both of them have to do this job and you know that they are the only persons in this community (and Gabriel) that have pale eyes.
The Giver is the most important person in this community because he has all the memories and he has to tolerate all this pain, although he didn’t choose this Assignment for himself, he was chosen for this Assignment.
In my opinion the Giver has a lot of wisdom/ is wise because Jonas says that the Giver has a lot of power. But the Giver corrects him and tells him that he hasn’t got a lot of power, he has got a lot of honor. I think that this is wise because he knows that with these Memories he can’t do anything. He is not allowed to do anything without the permission of the community and he is not allowed to use them. So he only keeps the Memories and this is the reason why he thinks that he is powerless. But he thinks that he has got a lot of honor instead of power because he knows that all people know that he is the most important human in this community. He is something special and he is different from the others and he has the qualities a Receiver/Giver should have. This is the reason why the Giver thinks that he has got a lot of honor. In my opinion the people in this community don’t know why they should respect an old man. I think they do it because it is a rule in this community and it would be rude to ask for the reason and they could even be released from the community.
The Giver is a very experienced/the most experienced man in this community because he is the only one who has got the Memories and he can see all things from different views in contrast with the people in the community. This is also the reason why he is a knowledged man.

What might have happened to the female Receiver?

As you know from the book you see that the female Receiver is hated in the community and no one even is allowed to speak out her name because she didn't accept the Assignment to be the next Receiver of Memorys.
But in the book you don't get to know what happened to her. It could be possible that she was released because she did something very bad (that is what the community members think). She also could be somewhere far away from the other people so no one can see her. Or she could be locked in a room so that she would be excluded from the community. Another possibility is that she could have been killed because she did something bad. Or maybe she is living somewhere with her family and friends and the community has agreed that she isn't allowed to show herself the community. It could also be possible that the community has changed her face so no one could recognize her. But why sould the community exclude her from the community? It could be possible that they don't want the next Receiver to learn from the female Receiver bad things. Than there wouldn't be any next Receiver of Memorys.

Dienstag, 5. April 2011

I found this picture in google and it shows Jonas (chapter 7) and how the other children are watching at him very surprised at the ceremony of twelves when he was skipped. So I decided to write him a letter.

Dear Jonas,
I red your story when you were at the ceremony oft he twelve’s and I was (as you can probably think) also very surprised that the Chief Elder skipped you, so I decided to write you a letter to tell you what I think about it. I tried to find reasons why she skipped you, but the only reason I could find was that you had no special hobbies and you did different things, so I thought that it was hard or maybe impossible for the Chief Elder to find the right Assignment for you, but I think that it was wrong from the Chief Elder to skip you and ignore you. I can imagine how you felt like at the ceremony, when it is very quiet, when all people in a room look at you, and I think that you were probably scared. I would be glad if you could write me back, and please write me also what you were thinking and feeling at that time, if it doesn’t matter for you. And please tell me how you could handle it.
I’m waiting for your letter.
Yours, Wahid

Donnerstag, 24. März 2011

ideas, comments and questions while reading (chapter 3,4 and 5)

Why has jonas (and Gabriel) pale eyes?
è Maybe he is something special, or his birthmother was from another community
I think that it is good that no one cares about the appereance of  the others, everyone is equal
è That explains why there aren’t mirrors
I would like to know why he is the only one in the community who has got pale eyes. Is it a symbol? What does it stand for?
Does every child have got a comfort object? Is it a rule?
Why is it so bad to be a birthmother?
Why are the newborn children separated from their mothers? The mothers love their children, or maybe not? Have they got any feelings?
è  Maybe it is a rule
Why did the apple change? How did it change? What does it look like now?
What are volunteer-hours? What are they for?
è They are for the Assignments
What will Jonas’s Assignment be? What does he like?
Why isn’t it allowed to see naked humans?
Roberto was released -> so where is he now? What is he doing now?
Did Roberto has got a family? If yes, why don’t they know what happened to him?
Why do they always thank to each other when they speak about their feelings?
In this chapter (chapter 5) you can see that Jonas is in the puberty, he is interested in girls…
è It has to be very hard to speak about such feelings with other people and in front of your sister
They have to use the pills to suppress their feelings for other people (something like Anti- Viagra?)? -> So the people in this community aren’t so free as we thought

summary of chapter 1

The first chapter begins with Jonas, a boy who is frightened because an aircraft flies over his community to bring “food” and the community ordered the citizens to go in immediately. After that you get to know that the pilot flied the wrong way and that he is going to be released.
Jonas is at dinner with his family and they have got the ritual that everyone has to speak about his/her feelings that he had at that day. So Lily, Jonas little sister begins and talks about her feelings which she had at that day when she was playing with the sevens.  She sais that she is angry because they played against the rules and her parents explain her that it had a reason why they broke the rules. So Lily stops being angry. After Lily her father is the next one, he tells about his day at work (he is a Nurturer), that there is a newborn child which is not healthy and he wants to bring at home to take care of it, but it is not possible because it is against the rules because they would have too many children (only two are possible). The next person is the mother who speaks about her feeling. She says that she has to work against a person who keeps breaking the rules. And if he breaks one more rule, he will be released. After that it is Jonas turn. He likes to hide his feelings but it is not possible because it is against the rules. So he starts to talk about how he is apprehensive about the ceremony of twelve which is going to be in December. Then Jonas’s parents send Lilly away so that they can speak in private with Jonas.

Donnerstag, 3. März 2011


okay........I hope that the book will be interesting and funny. I never heard of that book and only with the title "The Giver" I can't imagine what the story in this book is about and what is going to happen.
The cover of the book is very boring and there are only two people so this cover doesn't tell me anything about the story, too. My first impression of this book is not so good (only the cover) because I think that it is going to be boring, but as I know my english teacher she is going to make it very funny!
Tomorrow I will sum up the content of the first two chapters and now I will start reading. I hope it makes fun!