"'Jonas'...'I apologize to you in particular. I caused you anguish.'"
*claps from the audience*
On the left is Jonas' reaction to not being assigned and on the right is his reaction to being selected.
Right after the last assignment, all of the members in the audience start to whisper about her skipping number 19. They all sat their confused, the Chief Elder never made mistakes. Jonas just wanted to crawl into a whole and stay there.
The Chief Elder reassures everyone that she has not made a mistake. She calls Jonas up to apologize and explain why she had done that.
"'Jonas has not been assigned' she informed the crowd, and his heart sank. Then she went on. 'Jonas has been selected'"(Lowry 60).
Jonas has to get all of his training done by the present receiver, alone. He can't help but feel sad and confused, at the same time(on the left). His heart is breaking(on the right) as he figures out that he will barely see his friends. His parents did say that he would see them as much with all of the work they have to do, but he will spend more time than not alone.
Jonas is shocked to find that other people believe in the qualities he has. The qualities are the following: intelligence, integrity, courage, wisdom, and one more.
"'...the current receiver has told us that Jonas already has this quality. He calls it the Capacity to See Beyond'"(Lowry 63).
This visual shows how Jonas is literally looking right over the box, as the metaphor, "look outside the box"