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“The Giver Reflects Reality” USA Today OPINION COLUMN


In a USA Today Opinion Column, Arin O. Grossu, reflects on the parallels she sees between The Giver and budding trends in the world today.

“The movie is rife with bioethical implications applicable to our society, from genetic engineering and infanticide to surrogacy and euthanasia.”

“Coming out of his allegorical cave with newfound knowledge of reality, Jonas describes his constructed world as ‘living a life of shadows’ because he recognizes that evil still exists.”

“The value of human life does not derive from being perfect or even useful, but simply from being human.”