Jonas has not been assigned, Jonas has been selected. -pg 81
JONAS STARTS HIS INCREDIBLE JOURNEY WITH THE GIVER
Call me the Giver. -pg 114
This scene is significant because it shows the start of a special bond between Gabriel and Jonas. Their similar coloured eyes have proven that they are different from the rest of the community. It conveys that Jonas is unique.
JONAS RECEIVES THE EXCRUCIATING MEMORY OF WARFARE
Overwhelmed by pain, he lay there in the fearsome stench for hours, listened to the men and animals die, and learnt what warfare meant. -pg 154
This scene is important as it symbolizes the start of Jonas's journey and proves his suspicions of being different from the community. He overcomes his nervousness and takes on the qualities of a Receiver: intelligence, integrity, courage, wisdom and the capacity to see beyond. This scene is significant as it represents Jonas becoming the Receiver of Memory.
JONAS OBSERVES THE APPALLING TRUTH ABOUT RELEASE
He killed it! My father killed it! -pg 188
This scene is significant as it gives Jonas a glimpse of what he is going to endure, both painful and happy. it marks the start of Jonas being able to use his gift of 'seeing beyond' and shows the knowledge that Jonas will soon gain. It gives a glimpse into what challenges Jonas will have to face and symbolizes his strong connection with the Giver.
JONAS AND GABRIEL COMMENCE THEIR COURAGEOUS AND HAIR-RAISING ESCAPE FROM THE COMMUNITY
He felt, surprisingly, no fear, nor any regret at leaving the community behind. -pg 205
This scene is important because it gives Jonas a different understanding of life and death, and he truly understands the meaning and feeling of pain and what it is like to suffer. it symbolizes a challenge that Jonas overcomes, and indicates that he is strong enough to deal with these hardships.
This scene is significant as it shows Jonas's realisation of what his community is capable of and the problems that come without having memories. It is symbolic as it changes Jonas's outlook on his community and life in general. He is horrified that his community can destroy life so easily, and he now realizes that he must cherish all human life.
This scene is important as it shows Jonas taking an enormous risk with leaving his community. He overcomes his fears and takes a heroic leap. He takes Gabriel with him, symbolizing their bond. This scene confirms that Jonas is selfless and brave, and is willing to do whatever it takes to make things right.