Thursday, March 31, 2011

Differences between the English Book Cover and the German Book Cover 
 The cover of the english disbursement from the book 'The Giver'. This Version is more difficult to interpret, because it's not clear which person the old man and the young boy symbolize. I think the old man is Jonas as the old 'Receiver of Memories'. Like in the book explained with a beard and with light eyes. Like Jonas does. The young boy is Jonas before his assignment and before he knew that he is the chosen one. Both of them distend their hands in front of the other. Their position looks like a defending. Both characters can not work together. In the past they were One, but now they are splitted. These are extremes and they push off. The light which comes from the righthigh angle shines on both characters. At least i think this cover is at the first view not easy to understand. For understanding and interpreting this cover you have to read the book, because this two persons don't say something about the book's action.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Differences between the English Book Cover and the German Book Cover
This cover belongs to the german version of the book 'The Giver
In the background you can see Jonas - The Receiver of Memories - in grey, black und white. Beside him there are mountains in blue, white and black. Behind it you see the red shining sun. In the middle of the picture are Jonas' eyes. The eyes are like cut from newspaper and pasted into the drawn picture. The rest of Jonas' face is very vacant. No emotions, no feelings, no mimic. All colours around the eyes are very cold and procure loneliness, coldness and helplessness. The eyes symbolize the warm, emotional and friendly person. You can see the glint in Jonas' eyes. The colorless face in the front is what all people of the community see when they look at the 'Receiver of Memories'. Nobody sees the person behind. jonas is imprisoned in his own body. He can not act like he wants. - Later on this day i will post the analysis of the cover from the english version of this book.


Thursday, March 24, 2011

characterization of some characters

- Jonas' best friend
- sometimes he is scatterbrained
- hasty und fun-loving boy
- speaks very fast and forgets words
- is assigned to the position of Assistent Director of Recreation

- another friend of Jonas
- red haired, only Jonas can see it
- patient and has good manners
- caretaker in the house of the old
- is part of Jonas erotic dream

I read more than till chapter 12, that's why i have more informations about this characters here.

Another A.C.R.O.S.T.I.C.

Completely spacy because
of his loneliness.
makes the force
mature and fearless?
under Jonas' face
nothing is like
it was
the past is forgotten
yet he remembers.

I think i made some gramma mistakes. If something is wrong, please help me ;)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Information about the 'community' (till chapter 7)

All people of the town are member of the 'community'. Everyone has to obey a lot of rules.
One of the most important rules is that you are not allowed to lie. Besides the using of precise language is necessary. At the dinner you have to speak about four feelings or problems of the day and at the lunch in the morning you should share your dream with the other team members. You also have to treat all people similar and respectful and you are not allowed to fight with somebody. The Apologize for bad things is naturally. Parents can only raise one boy and one girl, but it's a 'No-Go' to look at each other nude. All children have to respect the elders till they are gripped in the squad of the most mature people of the community - the elders. The last rule is that you get a life assignment at ceremony of twelve.
When everybody follows these rules and cares about his or her life the relation in the community is assured and acceptable.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


The guardian of memories
has the control of the community and
executes the dark past.

Gives cover, 
is standing above the subspecies.
viewing all and nothing beyond.
everybodys broadcast.
realizes that he has a hangover..

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Summary of the first chapter

The first chapter stars with a monologue by the main protagonist Jonas. He wants to discribes his feelings but he doesn't know how. He thinks at first that he is frightened, but later he identifies his feelings as apprehensive. At the light evening meal the family cultivate theif ritual to speak about feelings and emotions at this day. His 7 years old sister begins to speak about a problem with guests in the childcare center. After her statement the parents explain her the situation of integration into new and unknown groups. Lily appreciates it. Then it is father's turn and mother's turn. They have similar problems at their work. At least Jonas speaks about his apprehensive feelings because of the Ceremony of Twelve. The reaction: His parents want to talk more privatly with him about this happening..

Now i read the chapters 3-5 ;)

Friday, March 4, 2011


I'm very sorry about my undone homework in this blog..
Someone in this class told me that we have to post or make a task in this lesson.
I will change in the future .. I promised !

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Pre-Reading Activity

In my first post here on i will sum up the content of the first chapter.
I post it later, because now i visit the gym. ;)