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10/15/2018

"The Giver": read chapters 12, 13, and 14.

In these chapters, we see that Jonas begins to question the 
conventions of his Community. Consider the following excerpt from the book:

“It isn’t fair that nothing has color!”

“Not fair?” The Giver looked at Jonas curiously. “Explain what you mean.”

“Well...” Jonas had to stop to think it through. “If everything’s the same, then there aren’t any choices! I want to wake up in the morning and decide things!”

Discuss (on paper): What does it mean to have choice? In Jonas’ Community, is choice a 
luxury or is it a burden for its members? Explain your thinking, make sure to include details and provide examples.

Could having too many choices ever be a problem? Think about this. Write down your 
initial response to this question. Now, it is always good to have some data and information. Read through this article and see what you can learn about "choice overload". Has your original thinking changed? Explain, providing details, examples, and one citation from the article.

If no one in a society has choices, would it still be an unfair thing, to not have choices?



7th Grade