Jonas was very happy and excited for the ceremony of 12 but when it came the time to receive his assignment he felt terror and humiliation. "His mind shut out other emotions; the anticipation, excitement, pride and even happy kindship with his friends he only felt humiliation and terror," the author stated (Lowry 59).
Chief Elder said I'm sorry for all the anxiety she caused within Jonas and the community. " I have caused you anxiety," she said "I apologize to my community " Chief Elder Stated (Lowry 54) "We Accept your apology," stated the audience, (Lowry 60).
"Jonas has been selected to be our next Reciever of Memory, " Chief Elder Stated (Lowry 60). Jonas has been selected as the Reciever of Memory because the committee came to a conclusion that Jonas is the best fit for the assignment due to the way Jonas has handled life challenges and the overall way he sees things like the thing that The Chief Elder was talking about at the Ceremony of 12 that Jonas could see but couldn't understand.
"We Failed in our last selection, " Chief Elder said solemnly. It was ten years ago when Jonas was just a toddler I will not dwell on the experience because it causes us all discomfort," Chief Elder stated (Lowry 61).
"Jonas," She said, speaking not to him alone but to the entire community of which he was a part of," You will be trained to be our next Reciever of Memory we thank you for your childhood," Chief Elder Stated (Lowry 64)
"Jonas, Jonas, Jonas with the chant, Joans knew the community was accepting him and his new role, giving him life the way they had given it to the new child Caleb," The audience stated (Lowry 64 )