"Jonas has not been assigned," she informed the crowd, and his heart sank . Then she went on ."Jonas has been selected." pg 81
He was not aware of giving the memory: but suddenly he realised that it was becoming dimmer. pg150
Game of War
When he spoke , a new spurt of blood drenched the coarse cloth across his chest and sleeve. pg 153
Jonas is attending the ceremony of 12, this ceremony determines what assignment they will has in the community. Instead of being assigned an assignment Jonas is selected to be the towns Receiver of Memory.
Memory to Gabe
" Don't play it any more," pg170
Baby Gabe is experiencing troubles trying to sleep. Jonas then tries to give memories of a blue boat floating in the ocean to Gabe in order to calm him to sleep. By doing this Jonas is being disobiedient to the rules of his community, taking a big step in becoming an individual.
Truth of Release
Jonas recognised the gestures and posture and expression. They were familiar. He had seen them before. But he couldn't remember where. pg 188
Jonas is experiencing the war memory that the receiver has been suffering from this gives Jonas a taste to past on what actual pain and suffering is to watch people die before you and to be in pain this in turn changes the way he views the world.
A New Beggining
Jonas experiences anger towards a group of kids playing a game. These kids do not know though that this game comes from the bases on what happens in war. When Jonas witnesses the children playing the game he realises what it is and where it comes from and it outraged about how disrespectful it is to those that fought and expreienced true pain
Jonas discovers the truth about "release". He discovers this by watching his father inject a needle into a babies head to "release" it There for killing the baby. This rattles Jonas to the core and causes him to plan an escape.
Jonas is disobeys the original escape plan, instead he takes Gabe with him so he does not suffer the memories that will come to the community once he leaves. this journey takes them to a place of happiness called elsewhere.
Behind him, across vast distances of space and time, from the place he had left, he thought he heard music too. But perhaps it was only an echo pg 224