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!