"The audience was clearly ill at ease. They applauded at the final Assignment; but the applause was a piecemeal, no longer a crescendo of untied enthusiasm"(Lowry 59).
'We failed in our last selection", the Chief Elder said solemnly. "It was ten years ago, when Jonas was just a toddler. I will not dwell on the experience because it casues us teerible discomfort"(Lowry 61).
In "The Giver", the very first important event that happens is when the audience starts awkwardly clapping. Since the Chief Elder forgot to say Jonas' Assignment, the crowd was confused and muddled. The audience applauded.
After the Chief Elder had announced that she felt she made a mistake at not announcing Jonas' Assignment, Jonas was called up to the stage, and his Assignment was revealed, with Jonas feeling confused and happy at the same time. Jonas' Assignment had been the Receiver of Memory.
In this part, Jonas had seen The Giver. The Giver had watched Jonas' every move since he walked on the stage. The Chief Elder told the audience that it was not easy to find being a Receiver of Memory.
After that, the Chief Elder tells at first, to the audience the qualities of being a Receiver of Memory. Intelligence, Integrity, Courage, and Wisdom. That these are what makes up a Receiver of Memory.
The next event that takes place is when the Chief Elder tells that audience a special quality that you must contain in being the Receiver of Memory. The Chief Elder says that having "The Capacity to See Beyond" is a special quality that only The Giver and Jonas know and have.
The Last event is everybody cheering for Jonas. Jonas Is proud but kind of confused on what his assignment means.