chief elder announced the life assignments to the other people but jonas was tuck there without claiming a job in the community and jonas starts to think that he wasn't selected for a life assignment
what will happen when all that pain surges through my body. Would I die or suffer a great magnitude of unbearable pain
Chief elder announces jonas is the new receiver of memory and jonas is confused because he has never heard of this life assignment in his life
Chief elder gives a speech on what attributes or qualities will be needed to become the next receiver of memory and a quote to explain the qualities are ¨ We have observed him meticulously. There were no dreams of uncertainty. He has shown all of the qualities that a receiver must have¨ (Lowry 78). This shows that throughout the time of jonas living they have been keeping an eye on him because they felt that he was to become the next receiver of memory.
Jonas starts to worry about the fact that his new job or life assignment is going to involve pain but his fear sparked when chief elder stated that when becoming the next receiver of memory you will face immense pain one quote that can support my reasoning is " Nut you will be faced, now, she explained gently, with pain of a magnitude that none of us here can comprehend because it is beyond our experience" (Lowry 79). This shows that pain that is so dreadful that everyone in that community has never faced that type of pain.
Jonas had the same thing again that happened with the apple and Fiona's hair. He saw something change but not really but he saw something the caught his attention and it happened with the faces of the people in the crowd.
The crowd start to chant Jonas's name and they all accept Jonas for his childhood and his good deeds he did in the past the same way they did for Caleb the newborn child but he still cant get the pain out of his mind .