It hurt a lot," Jonas said, "but I'm glad you gave it to me. It was interesting. And now I understand better. What it meant, that there would be pain."
Jonas Finds out people with blue eyes are diffrent
In this scene Jonas becomes the giver.This one of the most important things that happens to Jonas because only certain people who are "different" can become the giver. Jonas wasn't expecting to be given the assignment of the giver. His blue eyes are symbolic because only people with blue eyes can be givers because they are different to everyone else. The crowed went silent when Jonas's name was skipped.
Jonas learns what being realised is
Bye bye little guy
This scene is when Jonas receives the pain memory of war from the giver. This is an important part of the book because he had never known what pain felt because all the choices were made for him so he could never choice the wrong choice and feel pain. Its also important because this memory can be important when making decisions because nobody else in the community has felt pain.
Jonas runs away with Gabriel
In this scene the giver tells Jonas that people with blue eyes are different and special. Jonas then puts together with the help of the giver that people with blue eyes can be givers. This is significant because one Jonas knows this and he can start to see colour he notices that Gabriel has blue eyes. This means that he is a future giver.
Uses last bit of warm memory on Gabriel
He heard people singing. Behind him, across vast distances of space and time, from the place he had left, he thought he heard music too. But perhaps it was only an echo.
This scene is when Jonas is with the giver and he finds out that being realised is actually murder. He also finds out that this is his dads job and that he does it to babies and old people. He also comes to the realisation that some people voluntarily get "released".
Jonas stared at him. "Release is always like that? For people who break the rules three times? For the Old? Do they kill the Old, too?". pg 20-21
This scene is important because it shows courage from Jonas. He knows that Gabriel is going to get realised and now that he knows that being realised is being killed he is running away with Gabriel to keep him safe. Jonas is breaking the rules of the community which is bad but it shows that he really cares for gabriel.
"Gabriel had not cried during the long frightening journey. Now he did. He cried because he was hungry and cold and terribly weak. Jonas cried too, for the same reason, and another reason as well. He wept because he was afraid now that he could not save Gabriel. He no longer cared about himself."
This scene is important because it shows that jonas will do anything to keep Gabriel alive. Jonas uses the last bit of the happy and warm memory that the giver gives to Gabriel to make sure that he stays alive through the storm. Jonas has hope when he gives Gabriel The memory because Jonas thinks that he has found another community and they will both live.