He has been selected as the next Reciever of Memories.
Jonas Receiver of Memory 1. Go immediately at the end of the school hours each day to the Annex entrance behind the House of Old and present yourself to the attendant. 2. Go immediately to your dwelling at the conclusion of Training Hours each day. 3. From this moment you are exempted from rules governing rudeness. You may ask any question of any citizen and you will receive answers. 4. Do not discuss your training with any other member of the community, including parents and Elders. 5. From this moment your prohibited from dream-telling. 6. Except for illness or injury unrelated to your training, do not apply for any medication. 7. You are not permitted to apply for release. 8. You may lie.
Jonas was an ordinary boy in his society, living his life like every other Eleven. This is the ordinary world because this is his life before everything.
Crossing the Threshold
At the ceremony of Twelve, Jonas is skipped and is called at the end, announcing that he has been selected as the next Receiver. This is the Call to Adventure because this is when he is introduced to his new task.
Jonas gets his list of instructions and rules that he has to follow and keep, he doesn't like how he can lie, that he has to be more independent, and separate from the others. This is refusal because it shows how he refuses towards his task and how he hesitates.
Jonas goes to the Anne for the first time and meets the Giver, he was nervous at first but then he sees the good in his task, he receives the memory of snow, sunshine, and sunburn. This is Crossing the Threshold because Jonas crosses the line between the norm and his task.
Jonas has begun to see the unfairness of this community and now he is curious about release so the the Giver shows Jonas a video of his dad releasing one of the twins from the morning. Jonas is shocked and he realizes all the issues with this society. He can't believe that his dad killed a baby. This is the Approach because this is Jonas approaching his final struggle and he approaches the big climax.
After he watches the video of the release he makes a plan with the Giver to release the memories to the community. This results in him going to Elsewhere. He steals his dad's bike, the community's food, and he takes Gabriel with him. He takes Gabriel with him because he was going to be released. He finally reached Elsewhere after an extremely hard and painful journey. He saw the sled he saw in his memory of the snow and he sees the warm love-filled houses that he saw in his dream of Christmas, family, and love. This is Reward because he accomplishes his task and is able to be free from his dystopian community.