Jonas is left till last to be called out which is out of order but this is not the way of the community as they were 'ill at ease"p 80. This show at the start his difference to everyone else.
The Great Burden
Why is it out of order?
The Memories Should not be for you and me alone to keep.
I know we must do something about this.
After Jonas starts his new job he receives happy memories and memories.of colour. When he was in class "first the apple... now, today fiona's hair"p118-119. Which again shows his difference.
The Dark Secret
When he receives memories of pain Jonas finds out that the community has never experienced real pain. Pain is the human condition without the good and the bad you cannot be human.
Point of no Return
Jonas get angry as he finds the community overall unfair and too controlling of everyone. He find the burden of all the memories especially the painful ones and that people cannot experience real emotions and colour unfair.
Jonas feels betrayed and dismayed when he finds out what release means as he watches his father kill a twin baby. He notices his father does this without any regret or sadness which convinces him he needs to do something.
"He Killed it! My father killed it!" p188
Jonas and the giver make a plan for Jonas to escape and give all the memories back to everyone as it once was. He feels it is his duty to free his people of this controlled lives. So he brakes the rules and takes Gabriel a baby that will be released with him on his escape to elsewhere. This is the final step as he feels he has completed his mission to free his people.