Dienstag, 12. April 2011

post-reading activities

I decided to make a post-titeling the first. Easy going isn't it!

Okay I thought about a couple of  "new" titles for the book

This idea has to handle with Supernatural one of my favorite series ever (I first thought about the name and then started to think where I know it from).

(okay I wanted to put in a video here but I can't find the right one with blogger so just a link)

But here's another video (also another song but when you exactly concentrate on what Sam and Dean are talking about there are relations to the context of the book)

I thought this would work very well as a title because as you know Jonas rides along the road to nowhere at the end and the road seems endless. And it's my favorite opportunity.

I also thought about "And annualy greets the December" -as a approval to " Und täglich grüßt das Murmeltier"-as a possible title but I think "Decembers" suit better. The book begins with the December in which Jonas is going to be given his assignment and the book ends with a december where Jonas just in the night before the "ceremony-day" disappears together with the newchild which actually should been released the next day. So Decembers play a big role.

      3.Who's got what it takes to be
Okay I know this is also a title of one of the songs from the movie "Camp Rock" but it fits you need to admit me in this point I mean ask the Google translater for a translation of " who's got what it takes to be" into German and he will answer "wer hat was es zu sein braucht" and that sounds really philosophical.

So this are my three oportunities for a different titel for the book "The Giver". I hope you enjoyed the entire blog-thing as much as I did. I mean it was hard to get into it and for some it was sometimes hard to take their thoughts into the right words but at the end -this is the point where your head should shake in a sign that you want to admit- it was a cool time we spend simultaneously in front of the screen and our nose sunk into the book.

After they left the community

(Rewriting of the days after)
Jonas can hear Gabe crying in his seat behind him but he can't hear the voice anymore. Till he left his community he heared the loudspeakers ringing alarm THE NEW RECIEVER RUN AWAY. The awareness of Gabe sitting right behind him kept him away from insanity. Of course he'd never been so far away but he feels such a pain in his heart. A part of him aware of being nearly alone now another part preparing for tomorrows ceremony. He hesistated just for a second that peddaled faster than befor. No, he can't go back now. It's decided. No way back. His legs ached but he just pedaled on. He loses alignment. There was just one road to nowhere. He doesn't evem know how to survive the next week. Gabe struggled. Jonas don't know what he should do next.

The days past eventless. At night he was pedaling. At day they were sleeping. Jonas was aware of the crying in his back and that was the only thing which induces him to go one.

After a couple of days Jonas could see a building  at the horizon. He pedaled faster. There wasn't enough water for them two since the last night so Jonas had to halve his part so that Gabe have his whole dose. When he reached the house he dismounts from his bike took Gabe and moved to the door. Going wasn't as easy as riding his legs felt like jelly. When he reached the door he could here a sound coming from inside. Music. He could remember the word. The Giver once used it. For the first time after he left the community he felt heartsick because he left the Giver -his friend.
Jonas knocked on the door and the music stopped abrupt. Then silence. After a while the door opened just a little. In the gap between door and doorframe he could see a face directly looking at him. Then the door opened. There was a young woman standing in the frame and frightened looking behind him. Then she tokked his arms and pull him into the house. Gabe smiled. Jonas was wondered who this woman might be. She must have been at his age but she seemed much older. "Who are you?" Jonas asked with confusion. "Doesn't matter.""Oh of course it matters. Who are you?" The woman turned to him looking at Gabriel. "I'm the one who will never be the same." Oh that was exactly what Jonas needed. Enigmas. "Just tell me who you are." Jonas wasn't angry at this person her face was too lovely to be angry about her. "Rosemary"
His hearbeat got stuck. What did she just say. Rosemary really. That can't be. He looked into her eyes and saw the same paleness that he saw when he had looked into a mirror or into the Givers face. He exactly weight out the coincidence. Could this really be. No it can't because Rosemary -meaning the Givers daughter- had been released. He stared at her. She killed herself. That was what the giver had told him. "Where are you from? What's your history?".
"I don't even know you why should I tell this to you?" Jonas flipped forward and grabbed her shoulders. He transmittered her his memories of the last year. She ripped her eyes. "No this can't be."

The last three weeks pasted such eventful. Rosemary felt in love with Jonas.
After he told her the entire truth and told her about the past ten years (just the facts he could remember at) she asked him to stay with him forever. She also told him about her truth and mentioned her "Immortality". One evening as they sat at the fire in the livingroom she told him why she is still as young as he is. "After a year I noticed that I don't age any more. It's complicated but after a time it's simple to understand." There are so many new things for Jonas that he thought he could handle that too. During the first week she told him everything about her survival out in the nowhere. She showed him the colourful landscape, the fields, the flowers and much more. They both take care of Gabe and did a kind of adoption. She continued. "We're in nowhere. So many rules don't suit this place. But our age changes." "But...-" "Shhhhhh just listen. I'm not a Twelve anymore because this system doesn't suit this place. But I didn't age neither. I'm a full adult and you're too. We reach the adult-status and stop aging. It's our own system." Jonas felt a tear on his cheek. From here to infinty with his love Rosemary and his "son" Gabriel. "From here to infinity" she wispered and Jonas saw a single tear rolling down her cheek.

chapter 20

In chapter 20 Jonas and the Giver pointed out a way for Jonas to escape.
What I will focuse on is the last paragraph the part where the Giver tells the real truth about Rosemary.
At the point where Jonas pleased the Giver to come with him the Giver denies. He said he's going to stay with his daughter. Jonas is a bit amazed because he just knew that the Giver has a spouse but not a daughter. When the Giver said that his daughters name was Rosemary he looked happy and for Jonas it seems that the Giver looks truly happy for the first time that he knew him. What must the Giver had felt when he lost his daughter and it was kind of his fault? He has been the one who gave her this memories who has been the trigger for her apartness and for her release. He lost a daughter ba giving her her will -her will to learn more. But she wanted to know more because she was going to be the new Receiver. And how could it be that his own daughter fits the qualities for the selection. I thik he doesn't thought so. Maybe his behaviour -his cautious- rubbed off on his daughter. Or was she drilled to be the new Receiver? I didn't think so because he know of the mental pain. He does not want the same pain for his daughter that he made through. And after what I've read only ones with pale eyes can get Receivers. So why was Rosemary given to the Giver and his spouse? They don't know about the pain of course that must have been the fact. maybe they thought that the pale eyes are an advantage for Rosemary to be given to this family unit.
As a conclusion it must have been a hard time for the Giver to see what his daughter mades through and how she disappeared. It must have been very complicated for him and his spouse and espacially for him because he know what his dauhters reason was and because he "gave" her this reason.

Chapter 19

In the beginning of chapter 19 Jonas told the Giver that his father is releasing a twin that morning. Then Jonas said that he would like to watch the release of the twin but he also thinks that the release is already finished and he thinks that he isn't able to watch it neither. The Giver reminds him of his training instructions. There is one instruction which said that Jonas is allowed to ask anyone anything. But Jonas thinks that this situation doesn't fit into the instuction. The Giver told him that one time he'll have the access to everything. If he wants to watch a release he have simply to ask. The Giver ordered to see the release of the twin. A screen turned on and the release of the morning. Jonas and the Giver watch the release of the morning. A screen turned on and they start to watch the release. The release remebers the Giver of the release of Rosemary so he's quite. Jonas kept on watching the screen and sees how his father injected a liquid in to the forehead of the baby-boy. The little boy doesn't move any longer and Jonas feel a familar expression but he can't remember where it is from. Then he remember it. It was the same expression he feel when he saw the light-haired bloodied soldier. He know that his father had killed the newborn. He saw his  father picking up a carton anf´d lifted the little body into the carton and closed the lid tightly. Jonas then feel a terrible pain clawing its way forward to emerge a cry.

Montag, 11. April 2011

chapter 18

sectionalized reading
p.108/ll. 16 : -Jonas asked the Giver if he ever thought about release
                     -their talking about their inability to "apply" for release
                      (not permitted to)
p.111/ll. 2:-Jonas asked the Giver about the failure ten years ago
                 -the Giver told him about Rosemary the prior twelve that 
                  have been selected to be the new Receiver
                   -After her fifth week Rosemary wanted some more 
                    difficult memories 
                   -the Giver transmitted lonlyness and loss to her
                   -after the lonlyness the Giver wants to enliven her
                   -but she can't handle the pain and stranger memories
                   -so she asked for release and never came back
p.112/ll.18:-Jonas asked the Giver what would happen if he had an 
                  -Jonas thinks about the memories. When he gets lost are 
                   the memories lost too?
                  -the Giver told him that when he lost the memories came 
                    back to the people because memories are forever
                  -if Jonas get lost the community would have to handle
                   with the memories he collected till then

So it was very hard for Rosemary to handle the hard stuff will Jonas be able to handle it ? What did you think of it!

This Couldn't be the real world ...

Hi folks I know I already posted this video in previour times but here it is once again and now I'll post the whole lyrics to better get into this song.

I woke up on this side
I thought it was a dream
At first we learned to walk
Then learned to scream

You can’t understand
When you’re fed from a tv screen
You can’t see the things that I can see
But I forget that you thank god and pray
Some things just never stay
And we all just slip away

This cant be the real world now
I don’t believe it
When I can’t see the truth
Welcome to the real world now
When all our carried in now only to poison you
Am I
The only one who thinks it’s tragic?
This cant be the real world now
No oh uh no oh

I look for some hope in every face that has a vacant stare
The shadows come but no one seems to care
The darkness floods every light that promised change
She passed sound asleep when the blood is stain the blood is pain
Somewhere I know that im not all alone
This bated breath I hold
My lungs want to explode

This cant be the real world now
I don’t believe it
When I cant see the truth
Welcome to the real world now
When all our carried in now only to poison you
Am I
The only one who thinks its tragic
Cuz I know
This cant be the real world now
No oh uh no oh
This cant be the real world now
No oh uh no oh

Just as soon as we see every floor in every mean we'll understand
Before the first time
Child to a man says only real words that he can
Its too late to smell the roses
When all emotions set aside
In a whisper say goodbye

This cant be the real world now
I don’t believe it
When I can’t see the truth
Welcome to the real world now
When all our carried in now only to poison you
Am I
The only one who thinks its tragic
Cuz I know
This cant be the real world now
No oh uh no oh
This cant be the real world now
No oh uh no oh
This cant be the real world
This cant be the real world
This cant be the real world now
No oh uh no oh

Jonas and all the others in the communty get a free day what is actually very rare so Jonas look for his friend Asher when he fins him Asher ans some other children were playing a "war-game". Jonas -now knowing about war and pain- finds it cruel and don't play with them he just stood there. When Asher asked Jonas what went wrong Jonas said them to never play this game again. Asher got angry because Jonas was so bossy he shouts but apologizes soon...

I think this song fits into the situation because Jonas don't understand why they play such a cruel game.The phrase "this can't be the real world now" catches Jonas' feelings.


In chapter 17 Jonas was talking a lot about love.Were do these feelings come out of a sudden? Because he got the memories of love or because he's not any longer taking the pill? Do he just apperceive this feelings because he knows the memories and don't take the pill any longer? Both or just one of the two?