Asher, "thank you for your childhood". Fiona, thank you for your patients. *skips Jonas*
I can't believe this is happening..., did they skipped me on purpose? Did I do something wrong? Was this an accident?
Refusal of The Call
"The training requires of you involves pain. Physical pain."
N-no! I'm not ready for this assignment, I'm way to young for being the new Receiver of Memory.
The Beginning of The Adventure
Giver, What is Snow? Can you show me now?
Lay down Jonas, its time for me to give you the memory of snow.
In the book, The Giver from Lois Lowery, The first couple chapters begin with Jonas at the 12's Ceremony. When they finished announcing Fiona's and Asher's assignments, the lady skips Jonas for no reason. Jonas wasn't the only one that realized that he was skipped. Fiona, Asher, and some of the people of the community from the audience noticed that Jonas was skipped. Then Jonas comes and asked about why he was skipped. Was it on purpose or an accident. Chapter 6 (Lois Lowery)
The Road of Trials
When Jonas discovers his very important assignment, the community starts to be confused, worried, and excited for Jonas to be the New Receiver of Memory. The people say the assignment requires him to feel physical pain throughout the mission and the story. Jonas asked about the last Receiver to his parents but, they say to not mention the name again. They pretended that they didn't know about Rosemary to Jonas. The next day after school, it was time to begin Jonas's first day of training. Chapter 7-8 (Lois Lowery)
The Experience with Unconditional Love
JONAS! That's a very inappropriate word to use in such language! Please don't use that word again in this house.
When Jonas finally meets The Giver, Jonas starts asking many questions and the giver could answer few of them until, it was time to show Jonas the memory of snow for the first time. When he saw snow for the first time, Jonas had so much fun with the sled until he felt pain when he fell off the sled while sledding down a snowy hill. Jonas explains to The Giver about the pain he felt when he fell during the memory. Chapter 10 (Lois Lowery)
During Jonas's training, The Giver starts to show Jonas the painful memories. Jonas learns and sees The Memory of Blood, War and the vision where men had killed an elephant in the middle of nowhere. Not only he saw the terrifying red blood drawn from the men and the elephant. The color red had a dark, scary, heartbreaking meaning to it. The Giver then said "I'm feeling painful..., please Jonas take some of the pain for me..." Chapter 14-16 (Lois Lowery)
The Giver shown me the memory of blood from a war and an elephant being killed. I experienced physical pain and the feeling such as "sunburn". It was so painful I just couldn't handle the red color of dark blood drawn by the men and the elephant...
The Giver teaches Jonas some words that he hasn't heard of before like the words "red" and the word " love". Love is when you care for someone and have feelings for them. Then when Jonas arrived at home, he asked his parents if they "loved" him. The Giver and Jonas loved each other as well after knowing the word "love" and since Jonas's first day of training. Chapter 17-19 (Lois Lowery)
Mom, Dad? Do.. you "love" me...?
Half way and end of the story, Jonas sees his father killing a newborn child. Jonas didn't felt like going home and then noticed that he will kill Gabe next. Jonas didn't let it happen so he took Gabe, his father's bike, and stole some food from the community. Jonas wanted to start a new life with Gabe and go to "elsewhere''. When he realizes that he is at elsewhere, the feeling is an "echo" or some sort of sound. This proves that Jonas is a hero to his own sibling Gabe.
In the book "The Giver", throughout the story Jonas was proven a "hero" to himself, the giver, and to Gabe. In the first parts of the story, Jonas wasn't ready to become the new Receiver of Memory. Then he discovers new words that he hasn't heard of before, The Giver tells him new words like the color "red", and the word "love". The Giver shows Jonas wonderful and heartbreaking memories that were given to Jonas. He now knows what it feels like to become the new Receiver of Memory when it would be just him and no one else.