The Giver (Movie Review)
The basic idea, behind The Giver was (to me at least) was the notion that, Society thinks that to be able to make good/calculated/fruitful/perfect decisions, one must be detached from ones emotions and feelings and just carry on with the job/rule. It’s also challenges the thought that “emotional people are unstable people who will let you down and are unrealiable”! This goes especially for mothers and females in general, which society, stereotypes mothers/women that we are emotional creatures who are bound to make bad decisions and be soft on others. To have emotion is to have a fault.
The Giver teaches us that an Utopian Society such as that, were there is no emotional attachment to anyone, thing or memory, works perfectly as all matters are precisely thought through. Were there is no violence and war. It is a good idea but, then we see the downfall of this that, a lack of emotion forces one to accomplish a given task without any thought to it. There is no happeniess received for finishing something, or even an urge in one to fix something or accomplish a goal. It is just something that has to be done. That’s it. An emotionless state of life.
Well what I got out of the movie is that, a decision or choice one makes will have emotional elements to it, and that’s not a bad thing.
To make a choice/decision with an emotional element or bias towards it, may be a fault, and have tragic consequence but to make a choice without any emotions is like living like a robot! Without a mind of its own. A programmed structure who has no will power and in essence, a slave to the rule.