The novel The Giver by Lois Lowry presents a society that could be considered to be ruled by a dictatorship. By dictatorship we mean that one person or a small group of people rule alone. This is also the case in the perfect-looking community in which Jonas lives. 

The entire lives of the citizens is determined by the Committee of Elders. The Chief Elder leads the committee. She was probably elected by the Elders for ten years . There is no mention of a democratic election in the novel. The citizens therefore have no vote or say in who rules them.

The citizens of the community are deliberately kept in ignorance. There are also no books in the community, except for a dictionary, the community guide that describes "every office, factory, building" of the community, the stru...

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