"' Well... ' Jonas had to stop and think it through. 'If everything's the same, then there aren't any choices! I want to wake up in the morning and decide things! A blue tunic, or a red one'"(Lowry 97).
Do you love me?
That word has no meaning.
" He was not aware of giving the memory; but suddenly he realized that it was becoming dimmer, that it was sliding through his hand into the being of the newchild"(Lowry 116).
PEW, PEW, PEW.
Don't play this please!
"The Giver looked away, as if he could not bear to see what he had done to Jonas. 'Forgive me,' he said"(Lowry 120).
When she was gone, the memories came back to the people.
"'Do you love me?'... 'Your father means that you used a very generalized word, so meaning less that it's become almost obsolete'"(Lowry 127).
In his mind, Jonas saw again the face of the boy who had lain dying on a field and begged him for water. He had a sudden choking feeling, as if it were difficult to breathe"(Lowry 134).
"'I think I mentioned to you once,' The Giver reminded him, 'That when she was gone, the memories came back to the people. If you were to be lost in the river, Jonas, your memories would not be lost with you. Memories are forever'"(Lowry 144).