The Giver

how does lowry present the rules valued in the community? asap please!

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Rules and lack of choice are ways in which the elders can maintain power and control in the community.  A series of conversations between Jonas and The Giver shows that the totalitarian rationale for restricting each person's choice of clothing, job, spouse, and children results from the fear of making wrong choices. People are told what they will do and be throughout childhood and adulthood.