"I know,[...] 'that you are all concerned. That you feel I have made a mistake" (60).
"Jonas has been selected to be our next Receiver of Memory" (60).
The Chief Elder skipped Jonas and noticed the crowd's reaction. She knew she had not made a mistake but the audience didn't.
The Chief Elder was excited and tense when announcing Jonas' new assignment which was Receiver of Memory. Jonas was too nervous to speak but he could sense the discomfort in the audience. One audience member even ran away.
"You will be trained to be our next Receiver of Memory. We thank you for your childhood"(64).
Jonas was listening to the Chief Elder speak about the Receiver-in-training and their isolation. Jonas felt so confused and nervous because he didn't know what would further come.
JONAS! JONAS! JONAS!
These are the qualities of being a Receiver:Integrity: the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. Intelligence: the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. Courage: the ability to do something that frightens one.Wisdom: the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise.
The Chief Elder is announcing officially that Jonas is gonna train to be the Receiver of Memory. He was filled with gratitude and pride but he was also very nervous because he didn't know what he was going to become.
At first the audience whispered his name, now they it was progressively getting louder and louder. Jonas knew they were accepting him and his new role.