The giver

The giver
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  • Alone in his sleeping room, prepared for bed, Jonas opened his folder at last.
  • Jonas Receiver of Memory 3. From this moment you are exempted from from rules governing rudeness. You may ask any questions of any citizens and you will recieve answers 4. Do not discuss our training with any other members of the community including parents and elders 5. From this moment you are 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
  • "The exemption from rudeness startled him, reading it again however he realized that it didn't compel him to be rude;it simply allowed him the option."
  • "He was so completely, so thoroughly accustomed to courtesy within the community that the thought of asking another citizen an intimate question, of calling someones's attention to an area of awkwardness, was unnerving."
  • "What is it", Jonas his father asked?
  • Father? Mother? Jonas asked tentatively, I have a question I want to ask you
  • "Do you love me?"
  • "You father means that you used a very generalized word, so meaningless that it's become become almost obsolete"
  • "Jonas you of all people, precision or language, please!"
  • "Yes, thank you do"
  • Do you understand why it's inappropriate to use a word like 'Love'?
  • It was Jonas's first lie to his parents.
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