Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Giver: Create A Utopian Society

A Utopian society is a place that is the perfect place to live.  Jonas lived in a ‘perfect’ world where there was no war, pain or fear.  The Community was also a place without color, personal choice or individuality.  Some might argue that The Community was not a Utopian society, but a place of sameness, rules and cruelty, while others might think it was a safe and efficient place to live.  What do you think?  Would you like to live in Jonas’ world or perhaps the world he escaped to with Gabriel?  If you were to create your own Utopian society, what would it look like (use vivid language to describe this place using sights, sounds, feelings, actions)?
 How would it feel to be a part of this society?  What would be the rules/laws of your Utopian society? Where would your utopia be located?   Who would live there?  What would be your population?  Who governs your society?  How does it run?

9 comments:

  1. In my utopian society called Zackland it is located in africa the population is 5,000 males, 5,000 females and 2,500 children. The town is half forest, one eighth industries, one eighth stores, one eighth hospitals and the rest houses. It is always warm and you can smell and eat cocoanuts and fruit.It is 62² miles long it is 31² miles in diameter.It feels like a safe ,fun,romantic, hard working and efficient society. There is no war, no guns except for squirt guns, no drugs, no pain, no death, there is no animals that can kill or hurt and some people are assigned jobs and there is no money or stealing and everyone gets a fair amount of every thing except people. People might think that this is not a utopian society because it is unfair to have no animals that can kill you or take drugs, can’t have guns or war and you do not have any money or you can’t steal any thing. Some people think that this is a good safe, fun, cool and efficient and there is feelings.

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  2. My Utopian society is called Robertland. It is located above Richford Vermont. No one can see it but residents of the town. Everyone Gets an I-pod touch from age 9 to use in school and everywhere else. There is Only 60 people living in the town. There is 20 males, 20 females and 20 kids. Only people I choose can go to live in the city. The only food is sausage, peanuts, grapes, waffles, maple syrup, pizza, chocolate, candy and blue paper. The town is 45² miles. Half of the town is forest and nature, one-fourth is industry and the rest is homes. The center of the town is the store. Everybody has no money so everything is free. The town has workers who put scented air fresheners in every corner of the town so that the town smells good. The mayor of the town(me) gets to decide who comes and goes. You can go out in to the middle of the industrial center and go to the hospital and get a live forever shot. In the corner of the industry center, there is a food factory. In the other corner, there is a shipping warehouse. In the middle of the housing section, there is a zoo with all the animals you can think of. Dividing the community in half, there is a river. It is a safe fun and hard working community to live in.





    The rules For My Utopian Society.
    No fighting or you will go to court.
    There is no drugs or alcohol or tobacco. If you are caught smuggling, you will be given a life sentence.
    Killing will get you killed.
    If you are caught stealing, you will be stolen from.
    If you are caught with a gun, other then to hunt or target practice, your gun rights will be taken away.
    If you do not have your I.D card with you and a fed scans you, you will go to jail.
    If you kill an animal apart from the in season animal, you will get your pet taken away
    Every one will have an I-Pod for there life.
    You cannot have a cell phone in the front seat of your car.
    If your car is not registered, your car will be taken away.

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  3. I would not want to live in Jonas world. I like being able to make my own choices. I would not want one person telling me what to do

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  4. In my utopian society called Zackland it is located in africa the population is 5,000 males, 5,000 females and 2,500 children. The town is half forest, one eighth industries, one eighth stores, one eighth hospitals and the rest houses. It is always warm and you can smell and eat cocoanuts and fruit. It is 62² miles long it is 31² miles in diameter. I would like to live in the world jonas and gabe escaped to. It feels like a safe ,fun,romantic, hard working and efficient society. There is no war, no guns except for squirt guns, no drugs, no pain, no death, there is no animals that can kill or hurt and some people are assigned jobs and there is no money or stealing and everyone gets a fair amount of every thing except people. People might think that this is not a utopian society because it is unfair to have no animals that can kill you or take drugs, can’t have guns or war and you do not have any money or you can’t steal any thing. Some people think that this is a good safe, fun, cool and efficient and there is feelings. There is no drugs or tobacco
    Giver Rules
    You have to go to school
    Every one has eternal life unless they go to jail
    There is no war or guns
    You can eat anything but poutine and any thing that tastes bad
    You have a ID
    If you do not have an ID you can not come to zackland
    At age 18 - 25 you get out of school
    You can never get sick
    If you skip school you get temporally in jail

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  5. My Utopia Society
    I’m going to be writing about my Utopia Society and answering some questions about the giver. Well first I would not want to like in Jonas’ world because I don’t like the rules and stuff. I would want to live in the world he escaped to though with Gabriel. I would want to live in that world because it was normal there was animals and stuff and there was none of that in Jonas’ world.
    My Utopia Society is in the middle of the pacific ocean on an island called candy island. In my Utopia Society there is only 12 rules. The population for females is 2 (Mckenna and I). Then the population for males is 2,000 and there is 0 kids in this town. My Utopia Society is a big city but its all made of candy and sweets. Mostly everyone likes it because if you want you can eat your house and the city is fun and crazy. Then there is some people how don’t like this town because some people don’t like the fact that the town is made of candy and stuff because they don’t like having to eat candy everyday. This Town smells like yummy delicious chocolate everywhere. In houses outside everywhere! Also there is a pool in the middle of the city and it is for everyone and it is filled with smooth Carmel you could dive right in to the Carmel filled pool and eat it and everything its awesome. My Utopia Society would be ran by me and I would make the rules but in my city everyone has freedom. The best part of this city is that if everything around is eatable! As you can see, My Utopia Society would be the most awesomeness place ever! Here are my Rules Below:
    My Utopia Society Rules!

    1: The only drink in this town is root beer.

    2: There is no curfew
    3: Adults can have as many kids as they want. Also boys have to give birth and go through all the pain. So scientists remade boys so they are made to care a baby in there stomach for 9 months.
    4: Also In this town if made of candy. Like the buildings are made of lollipops and chocolate.
    5: You can have a job at the age of 15 (no younger the that).
    6: Everthing is a dollar. (EVERYTHING!)
    7: Everyone has a dog and cat as a pet. (you get to pick what kind of dog and cat you want though).
    8: Your parents can’t boss you around and say you have to go clean your room you have to do this that this that. Kids Get to boss parents around and so parents have to clean your room.
    9: There is no danger in this town it is safe.
    10: The roads are made marshmallows. (NO EATING IT!)
    11: Mckenna and I are the only girls in this town. But there are cute boys ever where.
    12: No one can get sick or anything your always healthy.
    By: Nikita

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  6. A Perfect World
    If I were to live in Jonas’ world or the one he was going to with Gabe i wold live in the one world that him gabe and jonas there going to and him because there would be no school. 1st law NO drinking and driving.
    2.NO texting and driving at the same time
    3.YOU can drive when you are 11
    4IF you rob a bank you will go to jail for 10 years
    5.you have to be 18 or older to drink
    6.THERE is no school
    7.IF u drink and drive you will go to jail for 3 years
    8.IF u run in to a kid you will go to jail for 7 years
    9.IF u hit and run you will go to jail for 45 years
    10.YOU can hunt when you are 2 years old




    In my world there is no school and it is perfect. Ever thing is free. You can ride drit bikes snowmobiles atvs on road. It is awsome in my world you can hunt when you are 2 years old. It is awsome in my world if you like to have fun come to my world.
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  7. I would hate to live in a community like Jonas’ because there is no color, no laughter, no fun, no feelings. No sports, no individuality. No FUN! I would have done what Jonas did and Escaped to the real world. They killed people because the look alike, they have a whole bunch of rules that are totally unfair like when they hit threes with a giant rod if they do anything bad, and they have no feelings, canceling out any possibility of individuality. Everyone dresses, feels and acts the same.I would like to live in the world that Jonas went to with Gabriel.

    Uniquelia

    My utopian society would be in the woods of the mountains, on the edge of a lake. My people would live in fully furnished cabins, with heat, electricity, and beds. There would be bright colors all around with a blue sky and a yellow sun with white clouds floating by. The smell of pine would drift up from the woods creating a beautiful scene. People could go swimming out on the lake..
    The rules for Uniquelia are simple:
    1: No drinking or drugs of any kind
    2: There would be school on only 3 days a week, for 5 hours a day.
    3: Every one has to be inside there house by 11:00 p.m.
    4: The art center in the town is for appropriate use
    5: There will be a lazar boarder to keep people from leaving the town without notification at the front gate.
    6: No swearing, hitting or hurting of any kind
    7: Every one over 10 has to own a cellphone, with enough room for texting, games and phone-calls.
    8: I, Erin M, is the president of Uniquelia, and have every right to throw people in jail, and if I think it should be, I can banish people to ELSEWHERE!!!
    9: Everyone has to have a computer in their house, one for each person to use
    10: Every one is to be kind to the environment as well as the people who inhabit it. No littering or vandalism of any kind to the trees or any nature what so EVER
    As long as all residents and visitors follow these rules I can assure you, you will not be thrown in jail.

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    1. My groups utopian society is called Pacifica (Peaceful in latin). It is a floating mass of land in the southern Pacific Ocean, as it is generalized as an Aquatopia. It has one dome in the center, which is like a meeting place and and a market, that has all of the necessities, like food and other things one would need. Connected to that are eight different districts, each one with a different climate and weather, therefore you will have the experience of every "Biome" per se. More to come!

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  8. stupidly amazing best idea ever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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