"I have caused you anxiety, I apologize to my community." - Chief Elder
what does that mean?
"Jonas please come to the stage now. Jonas has not been assniged but selected"- Chief Elder
Jonas is sitting at the ceremony of twelve dazed. Disappointed, embarrassed and ashamed, these are all the feelings that are going through Jonas's head. He had been skipped, as they were calling peoples numbers signaling for them to come up to the stage jonas was skipped, he did not get an assignment.
What does that mean for me?
"Jonas, you have been selected to be the new Receiver of Memory"- Chief Elder
As soon as the Chief elder has finished giving out all of the assignments , she realizes, she's made a mistake. She had skipped Jonas and was apologizing to the community for giving them anxiety. About the Chief Elder making a mistake, about someone they cared for not getting an assignment.
"The selection must be sound. It must be a unanimous choice of the committee."- Chief Elder
After all the confusion and her apology she called Jonas to the stage. She announces,Jonas has not been assigned. He has been selected. Jonas was confused, how would this affect him? What does this mean? Why me? The Chief Elder continues , Jonas still trying to process what just happened.
"Jonas has the capacity to see beyond."- Chief Elder.
Finally the Chief Elder announces that Jonas was selected to be the the receiver of memory. Jonas has no idea what this means for him. The Chief elder goes on about how rare being selected for the receiver of memory is. She also briefly mentions that the last selection had been a failure, she couldn't handle it.
Jonas still confused, listened to her . The Elder went on about the selection of the Receiver of Memory and how intense it is. Not one person on the selection committee could have a doubt. If someone had a doubtful dream about the possible receiver they would be set aside and they would not get selected.
Lastly, the Chief Elder informs the community about all of the qualities Jonas portrays that made him the Receiver of Memory. He shows Courage , Intelligence, integrity, wisdom and the ability to see beyond. Jonas shows inintelligence , he has been one of the top students of his class for many years. He has shown integrity, he has had minor transgressions and has stepped forward for his chastisement. Jonas has portrayed all of these traits one way or another and this has made him the receiver of memory.