In the Giver, everything was in black in white. There was no color. That help sets a different mood in the book. Color helps give emotion and feeling and also a sense of clarity.
Everyone in the Giver has never seen a sight of color. They don’t even have a clue what it is. They don’t know what love, warmth, or feelings are. Taking out color, drains the energy from the picture. It makes nothing seem interesting anymore; it all seems the same. Boring and plain. Without color there’s no more emotion or feeling.
I think Lois Lowry did this to show us how different the world could be without color. It helps us be more grateful that our world has color. Everyday we don’t realize how much difference there is without color. Everything in the Giver is very similar or the same. The sky is always the same, the rules, etc. Color gives us freedom and choices. One of the themes in The Giver is to be grateful of our freedom and color. We should be glad that we live in a world where color is free. I can’t imagine a world without color. And I’m quite glad that I don’t live in one.
A world without color would be emotionless and boring. Color makes things have light, emotion, and it helps us understand things more clearly.