Jonas did not want to go back to training with the Giver.He didn't want the pain.He wanted his childhood back.He sat in his dwelling alone, watching through the window, seeing the children at play, citizens bicycling.But the choice was not his, so he went back to training.
The giver felt bad about giving Jonas the memory of war, so he gave a memory of Christmas to Jonas.Jonas felt joy as soon as the memory began.He was in a room full of people, and it was warm.He noticed the children and the parents, but he was confused because he saw two old people snuggled up on a couch together.
Do you love me?
Jonas woke up from the memory and asked "who were the old people".The giver said "they were grandparents"
Thing could be different.
The Giver also told Jonas that Love was in that memory, but Jonas did not know what Love was.The word was new word and concept to him.The Giver gave him a memory of love so he could understand it.
Jonas goes home after training.Eats his dinner, and after dinner he asked his parents "do you love me"? His parents tell him that that's it's inappropriate to use a word like love.They told him to say do you enjoy me instead of do you love me.They then asked him if he understood why.He said yes.That was the first lie to his parents.
Jonas went to his room after the talk with his parents.He was mad because he didn't like that there was no grandparents and love.He looked at Gabriel and said "thing could be different".