What is the theme of gathering blue by Lois Lowry?

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Gathering Blue makes a lot more sense if you've also read The Giver. Both books are about an oppressive government in a dystopian society, although I feel that The Giver explains and shows this more fully.

Gathering Blue's theme, per se, is basically coming of age, and loss. The book's main character, Kira, loses her mother at the beginning of the novel, and over the course of the story, comes of age to become the newest seamstress. While she's stitching, she discovers that there is no blue thread. I think that the theme of 'blue' here, is actually an abstract concept, representing something we've lost and can't quite remember. Which, in turn, I think is a metaphor for freedom and/or childhood.
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What is the sequel to The Giver by Lois Lowry?

Gathering Blue, and the Messenger are "sister" books. Lois Lowrystates in her interviews that they are not technically sequels.They have the same theme about the need for human connection, butthey are NOT sequels. Having read them myself, there areconnections between the pieces, but they are subtle (MORE)

What is the plot of The Giver by Lois Lowry?

There is more than one plot as the book is subtitled by events that lead to his ultimate destination. The book 'The Giver' is about a boy who lives in a small community somewhere, with strict rules about color and emotions, and climate is highly controlled. Unfortunately, this community has on (MORE)

What happened in chapter 7 in the book gathering blue by Lois Lowry?

Kira was just starting to get used to all the new stuff around her and she met this boy named thomas who is a carver and asks him many questions. kira was also given the role of working on the singers robe but she dind't know how to dye it so Jamison was going to send her to annabella's.. Hope this (MORE)

Is Lois Lowry alive?

Yes she is still alive. She was born on March 20, 1937. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Where was Lois Lowry born?

Author Lois Lowry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on March 20, 1937.Lowry wrote an autobiography called 'Looking Back' in 1998.

Is Lois Lowry dead?

No Lois Lowry is not dead and lives in cambridge this second as we speak.

Is Lois Lowry Jewish?

I'm not sure if Lois Lowry is Jewish because she has wrote some books on the holocaust and in "The Giver" Gaberial's number is 36 which is a double hi and hi which is 18 means life. Different Responder: I think Mrs. Lowry is not Jewish because in her book "Number the Stars" she said she used her Je (MORE)

Is Lois lowry a Jew?

Lois Lowry is not Jewish, as a matter a fact she is Christian! :) Thank goodness she is not Muslim, because ALL MUSLIMS SUCK! They believe that ALL CHRISTIANS ANd JEWS should be KILLED! Muslims slaughtered my great uncle at age 16, and both my great grandparents at age 45! I believe all Muslims shou (MORE)

How many kids does Lois Lowry have?

Lois Lowry had four children; two boys (Grey and Benjamin) and twogirls (Alix and Kristin). In 1995, Grey was killed in a fighterplane crash.

What awards have Lois Lowry won?

Lois Lowry has won the Children's Literature Award (for A Summer to Die ), the American Library Association Notable Book Award (for Autumn Street ), the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Golden Kite Award, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Child Study Award (all for Rabble Starkey ), the (MORE)

Why did Lois Lowry and her husband divorce?

She divorced bacause her husband and her had problkems on terms of how to raise their four children. And y the way she married at the age of nine teen. then oved to Tokoyo ,Japan!!!!!!!!!!! i wisk i could be Japanese oh and if you don't believe mt answer look up Lois Lowry at www.Dictionary.com It i (MORE)

What jobs did Lois Lowry have?

Lois Lowry was a photographer as well as a free lance journalist in1972 while living in Portland. After being recognized for hertalent Lois decided to write a children's book. She received herdegree, went to graduate school and began her life as aprofessional writer.

What is the conflict of The Giver by Lois Lowry?

Person-against-self - an internal conflict of feelings. Person-against-person - the typical protagonist vs. antagonist scenario. Person-against-society - the protagonist battles against the larger organizations of society (or a system of beliefs held by society). Person-against-nature - the protag (MORE)

What happens in messenger by Lois Lowry?

Messenger is really good! It is a mixture of the characters in Gathering Blue and the Giver (mainly Matt). I forget what the plot is exactly, but I know that the characters in this book have powers and yeah. Anyways it's really good and I recommend reading it.

What is the theme of The Giver by Lois Lowry?

Not everyone agrees on what the main theme of "The Giver" is, but here are some answers: . The main themes are love, Death, Memory, and individuality. . The theme is: Ignorance is bliss because if you don't know something, it can't hurt you. The community has no emotion or feeling so they don't k (MORE)

Where did Lois Lowry go to college?

She went to Brown University in Rhode Island but then moved had children and then went to school again at University of Southern Maine. And Jessica Schaper(14 is mean and don't talk to her she is currently 14.

What are some books by Lois Lowry?

Numbering of Stars and the Giver are two very well known books written by Lowry. . The Giver is actually part of a trilogy starting with the well known The Giver. Then, its companion, Gathering Blue actually doesn't have to do with anyone from The Giver but it all comes together in the last book, T (MORE)

Why did Lois Lowry write The Giver?

According to Ms. Lowry, she began writing small stories themed on the events she read in the newspaper and saw on television. She realized soon after she started that each event she addressed would make a great larger story, so she incorporated all into the book.

What are some quotations from The Giver by Lois Lowry?

" The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.” . “If you were to be lost in the river, Jonas, your memories would not be lost with you. Memories are forever.” . “We gained control of many things. But we had t (MORE)

How Long Was Lois Lowry An Author?

she still is an author, and she started writing professionally after she went to college to get a degree after she was married w/kids. i don't know when the date was exactly. But she's been in the business for a while, and she's still in it.

What is the setting of The Giver by Lois Lowry?

It has many Like the place where he meets with the giver to get visions or messages transmitted, his village, the place he goes to work in with old men and women well those are the only ones i can think of :-)

Which authors influenced Lois Lowry?

I know that Lois Lowry had many authors she liked but there is one in particular. It is the author Lois Lenski. She said she read it as a kid.

How do you find similes in messenger by Lois Lowry?

Just look through the book for similes and make sure you don't confuse similes and metaphors because all a simile is, is a comparison using like or as. Metaphors do not use this tactic that similes do. If you really are to lazy to look through the book I highly suggest you do not use the internet b (MORE)

What are some acheivments of Lois lowry?

Some of Lois Lowry's achievements is to show the people how we are living today all controlled and to open our eyes in how to live life how she see's is it is in a negative way and we shouldn't do that we liven a world of secrets that no one knows about and that is how live is and well she has won m (MORE)

Why is Lois Lowry so important?

Lois lowry is so important because when you read her books of the holuast and racism and other you lear so much and be come a littel miture