What do we learn in chapter 12 about the why the rules are in place?
The society has imposed Sameness and Climate Control to reduce inconvenience and free their citizens from pain. It has therefore created the rules to ensure that everybody is the same and individual differences are not encouraged.
The Giver says that he has honor, but is not powerful. What's the difference? Can you think of someone who is honorable, but not powerful? Can you think of something who is powerful, but not honorable? Why might the Giver have honor without power?
Various responses are possible. Students might discuss the difference between respected and valued versus having the...
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