Exempted from Rudeness Do not discuss your training with anyone Prohibited from dream-telling Do not apply for medication You are not permitted to apply for release You may lie
Jonas' assignment is The Receiver. He is confused and doesn't understand what the job means.
Here are your rules for your training. You must follow them.
The Giver's home is different from the rest of the community because it is locked, has more luxurious furniture, and more books. The books are the most important, and give the Receiver more knowledge.
I can see...color!
The memories the giver transmits the first day are sledding (snow, cold, runners), sunshine (bright, warm), sunburn (pain). These memories get transferred to Jonas and causes the Giver to forget them.
The community not allowed to make decisions because they are not as intellectual has the hierarchy. Only certain people are chosen to learn knowledge.
Seeing beyond means Jonas is seeing things from the future and can see what will happen. He can see things that normal people can't, in this case color.