I would like to apologize to you Jonas because I have given you anguish. Please come to the stage now.
Jonas has not been assigned. Jonas has been selected to be our next reviser of memory! Such a selection is very rare and it is an honor.
"Twenty, he heard her Say clearly. Pierre She skipped me, jinak thought, stunned. Had he heard wrong? No." (Lowary 57).
Jonas has shown all of the qualities that a receiver must have which are intelligence integrity, and soon as you go through your training, courage and eventually wisdom.
There is a fifth qualty wich I do not understand. No one in the commuinty will understand it ither. It is a quality discribed by the giver as "The capacty to see beyond.
Jonas, she said, looking down at him, I apologize to you in particular. I caused you anguish... ...Please come to the stage now." (Lowary60).
Everything has changed again!!!
"reassuringly she placed her arm across his tense shoulders. Jonas has not been assigned, she informed the crowd, and his heart sand. Then she went on. Jonas has been selected... ...In a firm commanding voice she announced, Jonas has been selected to be our next receiver of memory... ...Such a selection is very very rare. (Lowary60)
Jonas, thank you for your childhood!
JONAS! JONAS! JONAS!
"The Chief Elder listed the qualities. Intelligence, she said We are aware that Jonas has been a top student throughout his school days. Integrity, she said next. Jonas has, like all of us committed minor transgressions... Courage, she went on... wisdom. Jonas has not acquired that yet. The acquisition of wisdom will come through his training... Fianally the receiver must have one more quality wich I can only name but can not describe... He calles it the capacity to see beyond." (Lowary62-63).
"But when he looked out across the crowd, the sea of faces, the thing happened again. The thing that had happened with the apple. They changed." (Lowary 63).
"Jonas, she said, speaking not to him alone but to the entire community... we thank you for your childhood... Jonas. It was a whisper at first: hushed, early audible. Jonas. Jonas Then louder, faster JONAS. JONAS. JONAS. With the chant Jonas knew the commuinty was accepting him and his new life." (Lowry 64).