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It's an ambiguous ending. The immediate description is that Jonas has found another pocket of civilization -- and that this one is characterized by joy, music, singing. He and Gabe slide down through the snow to them, in the hopes that they will reach the community on time, be taken in, and nursed back to health. However, in Jonas's weakened state, this ...


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The idea of surveillance by governments and of a privileged caste demanding and receiving privacy isn't unique to Orwell, but that scene certainly does sound as though it's pretty much a “straight lift”. From 1984, Book Two, Chapter Eight: As O’Brien passed the telescreen a thought seemed to strike him. He stopped, turned aside and pressed a switch on ...


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An unknown year in the future. Lois Lowry, the author, was asked this question in an interview with Buzzfeed: Do you ever say what time period The Giver takes place in? LL: No, it's just some time in the indefinite future. It's kind of interesting, I have a grandson who's 13 and he asked me recently how far in the future it was. He speculated it was ...


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Standback's answer already tells you how the ending of The Giver is deliberately ambiguous. In this answer I'd just like to add some some quotes where Lois Lowry directly confirms that she has indeed intended to write an ambiguous ending. The FAQ page of Lois Lowry's homepage used to address this the most clearly, before she revised it between 2006 and ...


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