The Importance of Memory. One of the most important themes in The Giver is the significance of memory to human life. Lowry was inspired to write The Giver after a visit to her aging father, who had lost most of his long-term memory
Jonas's new emotional and sensory awareness cause him to rebel against the restrictions his society places on freedom of choice, individuality, emotion, and human experience
When Jonas becomes the new Receiver, he receives memories that change the way he thinks about himself and his community forever
When Jonas realizes that when his father “releases” newchildren he actually kills them, Jonas reaches a point of no return.
The falling action is when Gabe and Jonas escape from the community to find elsewhere
onas and Gabe experience starvation, cold, and fear. However, they have each other, and a bond of love. The story concludes with the two sledding down the hill that Jonas was given a memory of, together.