"Startled by the newchild's eyes ... The light eyes were not only a rarity but gave the one who had them a certain look-what was it? Depth, he decided ; as if one were looking into clear water of river, down to the bottom, where things might lurk which hadn't been discovered yet." This scene is an important part of the book as the newchild, Gabriel reminds Jonas about how he has lighter coloured eyes too and foreshadows about what comes later in the story.
"The apple had changed. Just for an instant. It had changed in mid-air." This is important as it is the first time that Jonas see's colour and is important as it shows he is different to everyone else and that it tells you that in this world they may only be able tosee black and white
Sneaking From Sameness
"I caused you anguish. I accept your apology, Jonas replied shakily. Please come to the stage now." This has great importance as Jonas discovers that he's been selected to be the receiver of memory.
A Long Ride
" I couldn't quite get the word for the whole feeling of it, the feeling that was so strong in the room. Love, the Giver told him." This scene is important as it is a memory that Jonas receives that teaches him about love and feelings. These feelings were the reason that made Jonas realise he did not have these feeling in sameness and his community.
"He knew that he had the remaining hours of the night before they would be aware of his escape. So he rode hard, steadily, willing himself not to tire as the minutes and miles passed." This part of the book is important as he has now realises that living in sameness and without the some feelings is not worth living in.
"Downwards, downwards, faster and faster. Suddenly he was aware with certainty and joy that below, ahead, they were waiting for him; and they were waiting, too, for the baby." This scene symbolises that if you can put your mind too it nothing is unreachable, and in Jonas's case he does reach the unreachable.