"I wasn't frightened, I was eager. No, Apprehensive, that is what I am."
Conflict: Jonas is skipped in the ceremony of 12 then is assigned at the end to be the new Receiver of Memory
She skipped me?!
Rising Action: Jonas meets the old Receiver of Memories
"It's like going downhill through deep snow on a sled. At first it's exhilarating: the speed; the sharp, clear air; but then the snow accumulates, builds up on the runners, and you slow, you have to push hard to keep going and-"
Climax: Jonas sees his father "release" the twin. This was a point of no return.
"Jonas felt a ripping sensation inside himself, the terrible pain clawing its way forward to emerge in a cry "
Falling Action: The giver makes a plan to have Jonas runaway from the community and leave the memories for the people.
"After we eat, we'll make a plan."
Resolution: Gabe & Jonas make it to elsewhere! Down the hill. He could see lights shining through windows, red, blue, and yellow, that twinkled from trees. Where families created & kept memories, where they celebrated love.
"Behind him, across vast distances of space and time, from the place he had left, he thought he had heard music too. But perhaps it was only an echo."