Throughout the giver, author lois lowry renames many everyday terms. eleven-year-olds are "elevens," babies are "newchildren," stuffed animals are "comfort objects," and families are called "family units." what is the purpose of these alternate labels? what effect do they have on the story?
Renaming everyday items serves two purposes. On the one hand, the author uses these new labels in order to create a feeling of strangeness and alienation. The author wants the reader to feel like the world of the book is very different from ours. However, the words serve a second purpose as well. They allow the reader to feel the numbness and coldness that characterizes this setting.
they author renames all everyday terms because through out the story is all about revealing the different kind of effects/emotions that every single human being hasn't felt. That's why every morning they need to get the shot that the councilor put on them to take away there affection/emotions