Exposition - In the exposition of The Giver, we were introduced to the main character, Jonas, along with his family unit and close friends. The story introduced us to Jonas's community, and the rules he has to live by. We also learned about the different ceremonies in his community, including the ceremony of release and the ceremony of the twelves.
Rising Action - As the first of many ceremonies swiftly approaches, Jonas's family unit is assigned to take care of the newborn, Gabriel, for a year to prove that Gabriel will be able to stay in their "perfect" community. During the ceremony of the twelves, Jonas was unexpectedly skipped over as each of new twelves were called up on stage to receive their assignment. At the very end of the ceremony, Jonas was called up on stage to be announced as the next receiver of memory.
Climax - The following day, Jonas began the training that is required in order to be the next receiver of memory. During his training, Jonas met the current Receiver of memory who goes by the name "The Giver". Jonas began his training with memories of happiness and love, but soon became dark memories of loneliness and pain.
Falling Action - At this point in the story, Jonas had received a years worth of memories, both good and bad. He had also learned about the many different colors the community was once able to see, and why they gave up that privilege. By now, Jonas had heard multiple references to the past successor and who they were. Jonas soon learned about the past successor, Rosemary, and why she requested for a release. Not only that, but The Giver also showed Jonas was a release really is, leading to them creating a plan so that the community can witness real pain.
Climax - At the end of the story, Jonas followed the plan him and The Giver had made for his escape. During his escape, Jonas brought Gabriel along with him so that Gabriel could avoid the release that was planned for him that day. For Jonas, this journey was a very long and painful trip. He not only had to keep him and Gabriel alive, but stay out of sight from any searchers that came looking for him. On this journey, Jonas saw some of creatures from the memories he received from The Giver. Jonas knew he had reached the end of community when the weather became unlike anything he had experience when in the community.