this scene, where the family first meets baby gabriel, is very important because it sets up the rest of the film and foreshadows the power young gabriel might have. "...and he has funny eyes like yours, Jonas!"
when Jonas receives his assignment, there is a sense of both honour, and confusion in the Jonas. This shows hows important The Receiver of Memory is a very important role. "Jonas has been selected to be our next Receiver of Memory."
Start of Something New
Jonas receives his first memory which is very important in setting up the novel. it foreshadows the final scene of the novel. "Sledge, he knew abruptly. He was sitting on a thing called sledge."
We Made It
when it is known that Gabriel can receive memories, just like Jonas, it suggests how important he is to Jonas and to the novel. "He was not yet qualified to be a Giver himself; nor had Gabriel been selected to be a Receiver."
Jonas escapes the community with Gabriel, suggesting that there could be a chance that the grass is greener on the other side."but it was necessary, because it had the child seat attached to the back. And he had Gabriel too."
The final scene of the novel, where Jonas and Gabriel make it to 'Elsewhere', it shows that they can do anything as long as they have the strength and love for themselves and one another that they used throughout their trip to 'Elsewhere'. "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."