Isolation of negative emotion is portrayed and the significance of it is portrayed to the reader.
"Frightened was the way he had felt a year ago when unidentified aircraft had flown over the community twice. Frightened was the way he had felt when an unidentified aircraft had flown over the community twice"
Jonas sees his father perform a release.
Jonas sees colour in the apple.
"But suddenly Jonas had noticed, following the path of the apple through the air with his eyes, that the piece of fruit had, well this was the part that he couldn't adequately understand, the apple had changed."
This event symbolises Jonas as different from the community.
Jonas is chosen as the receiver.
This event confirms Jonas as different and moves him considerably on his journey.
"Then he heard the gasp-the sudden intake of breath, drawn sharply in astonishment, by each of the seated citizens."
Jonas begins to realise that through the memory's there is more to life then what the community says.
"Sled, he knew abruptly. He was sitting on a thing called a sled."
This reveals the communities dark secrets to Jonas. It is also the cause of him running away with Gabe.
"He killed it! My father killed it! Jonas said to himself, stunned by what he was realising."
After Jonas escapes the community life becomes more irregular and natural. This is the end of his journey into which he escapes into the abyss.
Jonas escapes with Gabe.
"After a life of Sameness and predictability, he was awed by the surprises that lay beyond each curve of the road."