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Sameness

A colorful bouqet shown in the point of view of a community member

 

Sameness is the name given to the ideology practiced by the leaders of Jonas's Community, as shown in The Giver, in its desire to create a Utopian society. The principle essentially involves a system of covert oppression in which citizens are indoctrinated into believing that they are all the same and, therefore, equal. The purpose is to establish, through conformity, a peaceful and stable civilization that is free from all man's iniquities.