The Giver Summary

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It's a summary about the novel titled "The Giver." It is by Lois Lowry.

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  • Jonas lived in a strict community.  Every citizen was taught to behave.  If they didn't, it was a sign of "failure" or disappointment.  After three disapproved actions, the citizen was "released." In this community, there was no color.  There was also no weather or sunlight.
  • After Jonas became a 12, he recieved his assignment.  He got "Reciever of Memories," which was a rare selection.  Jonas had all of the following traits.  He had intelligence, integrity, and courage.  Most importantly, he has a quality, which is to See Beyond.
  • "Jonas has been selected to be our next Receiver of Memory."
  • The memories that Jonas received helped Jonas gather color and pain, which is what everybody in the community couldn't see or feel.  However, he also got memories that also demonstrated feelings like love.  Jonas wanted these traits to be included into the community, but it wasn't "safe."
  • Look, Mom!  It's a car!
  • This is love, but why can't we have this in our community?  
  • Jonas witnessed his father kill a twin, which is what "releasing" meant.  Because of this, Jonas lost trust in his father.  He got tired of all the rules in the community, and wanted them to change.
  • My day went great!  How about you guys?
  • I can't trust him anymore...
  • The Giver and Jonas   made a plan for Jonas to escape.  This was to help all the received memories to be  released back to the citizens.    
  • You will need to escape your dwelling at night, when no one is watching.  Go by the river, and get out of the community.
  • Despite  the hardships and events Jonas went through, Jonas saw many things he'd never seen before.  There were animals and colors that were never in the community.  This was the path to elsewhere, where  a new life was waiting ahead.
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