Jonas is next in line to become the giver which is the most important job in his community. But after he was given all the memories of emotions he becomes discontent living in his community. he decides to leave his community and release his memories into the world. Quote:Jonas stared at him. "Release is always like that? For people who break the rules three times? For the Old? Do they kill the Old, too?"
Quote:"Like the Matching of Spouses and the Naming and Placement of newchildren, the Assignments were scrupulously thought through by the Committee of Elders. He was certain that his Assignment, whatever it was to be, and Asher's too, would be the right one for them. He only wished that the midday break would conclude, that the audience would reenter the Auditorium, and the suspense would end."
The Elders are the people who run the fictional community. They are the ones that control every aspect of the communities lives from what there careers will be to when they are allowed to get a bicycle. They are the main antagonists of this society.
Jonas's dad is a caretaker. Caretakers are in charge of making sure babies are developing well and if they are not they are in charge of releasing the babies. All though he is not trained to he really cares for the babies and does not like to have to release them which is evident in this quote: "I know, I know. it hurts, little guy. But I have to use a vein, and the veins in your arms are still too teeny-weeny."
The story starts with an 11 year old boy named Jonas who lives in a community with no choice, emotions, and memory.
Jonas was chosen as the receiver which is the most important job in his community and he starts receiving memories of emotion, color, and other feelings