Gabriel is introduced to his new home, sharing common characteristics with Jonas.
Look, he has funny eyes like your's Jonas!
Jonas receives his destiny at the ceremony of 12...
Jonas has not been assigned a job, he has been selected.
Jonas receives his first memories and experiences overwhelming emotions he has never encountered before.
Gabriel is introduced to his new Family. His sister expresses that he has pale eyes like Jonas, indicating their sameness with each other and difference from the rest of the family.
Jonas was eager to find out if his 'family' was capable of love.
Mother, Father...Do you love me?
Jonas, of all people, precision of language, please!
Jonas is selected to be the communities new 'giver'. He was enlisted due to his integrity, intelligence and courage. All of these aspects of his personality will be put to the test once he begins his training.
Jonas experiences release and it wasn't until this moment, that Jonas had felt real pain
Jonas receives his first memory's, good and bad. He experiences death and happiness, leaving him with a very different view of the world. "forgive me" the Giver said to Jonas as he awoke from death.
Jonas leaves his constricted world with Gabe in search of a 'real' life
Jonas is brave enough to ask a very serious question through his humiliation and embarrassment. His father replies with a chuckle, the exact opposite reaction Jonas was expecting. It was said that Jonas used a very generalised word, but in his mind, he had never used such a meaningful word in his life.
Your father means that you used a very generalised word, so meaningless it almost becomes obsolete
Jonas is stunned, horrified, confused. Words can not describe his feelings when he experiences release conducted by his father, a concept he once thought was something that involved getting a new life. Jonas knew it was time to leave...
A year had almost passed since Jonas received his first memory from the giver. Gabriel had grown and so had his desire to leave this community. Tonight he would leave, taking Gabe and to find a new life with love, warmth, music and words to express...