Parents must apply to receive children and will only be given one boy and one girl. Jonas and the infant Gabe enter the cabin. Perhaps the most dangerous is that between Jonas and the Giver—the one relationship built on love. The feeling to him is powerful enough for him to start to see colors around himself and The Giver. Then Jonas wondered how many people he knew that lied.
The memories are from before their community was established, back when there was color and sex and love and music and emotions and hills and snow and sunshine, all of which are notably absent from Jonas's world. As they climb the hill the weather gets colder. When he is far enough away, all the memories will revert back to the Community. His parents reassure him that he will still have fun while Lily interrupts to request her comfort object, which is the stuffed version of an imaginary creature called an elephant. Within the exposition of the plot, the utopian characteristics of Jonas's society are at first unmistakable. Jonas is concerned also for his friend,Asher.
When he arrives home, he asks his parents what happened to the receiver that they attempted to train ten years ago. His other job is to use all this acquired knowledge to advise the Council of Elders on the administration of the Community. The Giver tells him that as a Receiver he can participate or view anything. They were been called by numbers and when Jonas number was not mentioned he became worried. It's basically like getting voted off the island.
Soon they are tracked by planes, but Jonas uses memories of cold to lower their body temp and confuse the heat sensors on the planes. His parents were allowed to have only two children, a boy and a girl. Meet Jonas, an eleven-year-old boy who lives in a rigidly controlled society some time in the future. Jonas At the beginning of the novel, Jonas is a young boy who is nervous about the Ceremony of Twelve, when he will receive the Assignment, or job, that he will spend the rest of his life doing. Describe the relationship between Jonas and his family, his friends Asher and Fiona, and the Giver.
After the War, her father was stationed in Japan, where she attended the Tokyo American School at Meguro. Jonas should have been called next, but somehow they skipped him and went to Pierre, number twenty. The very first memory he receives is that of sledding down a hill in the snow. Finally, at the end of the event his number was called. New children spend their first year in the Nurturing Center. The Giver explains that the community is founded on the principle of Sameness, which requires the stability of a world without deep emotion or memory.
Lilly adores the baby and wants him to sleep in her room. When he asks the Giver about it, he is told he is seeing the color red. The Chief Elder contacts Jonas at home to ask him about the training he's received. After South Carolina, they settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where their next two children were born, a son and daughter. The Receivers have been collecting these memories for generations, and now they are all his.
Jonas's parents also remind him that after the Ceremony of Twelve, he will work mostly with his Assignment group in training, so he may make new friends while drifting apart from friends such as Asher, although Jonas resists this latter idea. But the Chief Elder skips Jonas's name. Jonas is nervous about the Ceremony of Twelve to be held on his twelfth birthday, since he looks different than the other people in his society and has special powers that let him change things when he looks at them. For Jonas, the Capacity to See Beyond means that he can see in color, while everyone else sees in black and white. Then they are given hard labor until they are old enough for the House of the Old.
Jonas watches his father weigh the babies, give the lightest one an injection that kills it, then throw it in the garbage chute, waving goodbye. Only the very young and the very old are allowed to be viewed with no clothes on. No one has managed to revise the rule, however, since putting anything through a committee takes years, and it is not important enough to bring before The Receiver. Everything serves a purely practical purpose—to serve the common good of the community and minimize conflict. At the age eight ceremony, Lily will lose her comfort object, which is a stuffed elephant, which they believe is an imaginary animal. When Jonas learns that Gabriel is to be released the next day, he rushes forward with the plan: he takes Gabriel, crosses the river, and flees the community by bicycle. The Giver resembles by Aldous Huxley, a satirical novel also about a society in which the citizens have given up their freedom for the guarantee of happiness.
The world Jonas lives in is free from hatred, war, ear and pain and is a Utopian society where everyone is polite, choice is eliminated, and everyone looks and acts like one another. Jonas works with an old man to receive the community's memories. Upon recalling this event, Jonas confirms that his current feelings do not represent fear. Oh, and also they'll be free, because they'll understand what it means to have choices. As Jonas leaves the ceremony in chapter nine, he immediately notices people treating him differently. While asking questions about release, Jonas learns from The Giver that ten years earlier, his previous trainee later revealed to be his daughter couldn't bear the pain of being The Receiver and asked for release. Jonas is proud, but also afraid since they warned him training for his position would cause pain, something no one ever feels.
All of this worries him, especially the idea of the pain without relief of medication. Jonas lives with his parents and one sister. Lois Lowry was born Lois Ann Hammersburg, the second of three children. The first, we already know, is for punishment. Jonas's father admitted that he recently broke a rule by looking up the name of a baby who isn't doing well in the Nurturing Center. They have fun and laugh, and when Jonas goes over to help Fiona up, a voice tells them they cannot touch people outside their family unit.