Nursing Theories

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The Giver

How powerful is love in any relationship? Without love in a relationship, the relationship is invalid. In the novel “The Giver” written by Lois Lowry, Jonas life was first surrounded by a no love and unemotional society. Throughout the story Jonas gains knowledge of those feelings that were once always secluded.
One of my first examples, Jonas’ parents weren’t in a love filled relationship. In order to receive each other as a spouse, they had to fill out an application. The elders in the community chose them for each other by using their own wisdom of individuals’ compatibility. Needless to say, Jonas’ father and mother didn’t make the decision to be together, they were assigned to each other. They were to always lie to each other due to their assignments. In chapter 20, The Giver explains to Jonas that lying was what his parents were told to do and that it was how life was created for them. Therefore, they could never open up to each other in order to get to know and understand each other’s feelings. The concept of the word “love” was completely unknown in spousal relationships and left them nonplused about it. They never even told each other they loved each other. "You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly." - Sam Keen.
Another one of my examples is Jonas and his father’s relationship also lacked love. In the novel there is no mention of Jonas and his father bonding together. They never truly knew or understood each other well enough to love each other. They cared enough to share a family unit with each other and be amiable but they didn’t love each other. When Jonas decides to escape the community he never once showed altruism toward his father and the rest of his family about leaving them. The only person he was concerned or worried about was…...

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