Date of Award
Honors College Thesis
Jameela Lares, Ph.D.
The Giver has maintained its popularity through its timeless commentary on universal human experiences like identity, maturation, and mortality. In this thesis I have established its universality, especially in how the concept of Elsewhere expresses mortality, maturation, agency, and free will, along with discussing the importance of including the novel in secondary curricula. I have also limited the focus of popularity to its continued use in classrooms despite its controversial nature. I address common reasons for the banning and censorship of the novel and discuss how to include the controversial topics in the classrooms.
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Capers, Kayleigh, "Emerging to Elsewhere: The Giver and The Concept of “Elsewhere” in Secondary Curricula" (2023). Honors Theses. 887.