Hero's Journey in the Giver

Hero's Journey in the Giver

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  • The Call to Adventure:
  • "Jonas has been selected as the new Receiver of Memory." (Lowry 76)
  • What!? 
  • Refusal of the Call:
  • ¨No, I don´t. I cant.¨(Lowry 80)
  • Woah!!
  • The Beginning of the Adventure:
  • ¨I know. Welcome, Receiver of Memory... Beginning today, this moment, at least to me, you are the Receiver.¨ (Lowry 94 and 95)
  • "Close your eyes. Relax. This will not be painful... I'm going to transmit the memory of snow." (Lowry 100)
  • "In a firm, commanding voice she announced, Jonas has been selected to be our next Receiver of Memory." (Lowry 76) This is the event when Jonas becomes the new Receiver of Memory. This job has great honor and Jonas doesn't know if he is ready for this big role. He is also very surprised that he has been chosen as this job.
  • Road of Trials:
  • Woah! This is so weird. Now I'm so cold! I'm shivering. 
  • "Now was the moment he would have to confess, to say, No, I don't. I can't. " (Lowry 80)  This is the point where Jonas is very scared for his new role. He doesn't feel like he will be able to be the new Receiver of Memory. He also isn't ready for this big and honored role. His job takes long hours and will take lots of hard work.
  • The Experience with Unconditional Love:
  • "Gabe is going to be release tomorrow morning." (Lowry 206)
  • No! Gabe can't be released!
  • " Jonas hurried through the door, and found himself in a comfortably furnished area. " (Lowry 96) This is the beginning of adventure when Jonas meets the Giver for the first time. Jonas is very nervous to meet the Giver, because when he entered the building everything was locked. Also, as Jonas´s first time to a new place, the building was very intimidating when Jonas went to meet the Giver.
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  • "Then he shivered. He realized that the touch of the hands felt suddenly cold. At the same instant, breathing in, he felt the air change." (Lowry 101) This is the point in the book when Jonas starts getting his first memories from the Giver. His very first memory, it consist of snow and cold weather. This is such a new experience for Jonas and he doesnt know what to think.
  • "When will he be released? First thing tomorrow morning." (Lowry 206 and 207) This is when Jonas's dad informs the family that Gabe is going to be released tomorrow morning. In Jonas's society release means death. Jonas loves Gabe so much, and so he want to try to find a way where he can save Gabe from being released.
  • By: Lauren Gamble and 2nd Half by Liberty Simpson
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