The Giver

The Giver
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  • Jonas Beginnings
  • Reciever Responsibility 
  • Receiver Meets Giver
  • At this point in the story Jonas is a normal child just like all the other people in the community. In this scene Jonas has to share his feelings with his family. the implied meaning is that although he is normal at the moment but it isn't going to be much longer.
  • First Bad Memory 
  • Jonas is assigned to the the new receiver of memories, Jonas is very surprised that he was chosen for such an important job. This is depicted in using the symbolic code of facial expression.The symbolic meaning is that Jonas will need to start growing up.
  • The Great Escape
  • When Jonas meets the Giver he questions him on all the rules that he must follow. Already Jonas seems very comfortable with the Giver. the Implied meaning is that this is only the beginning of their relationship.
  • A New Home?
  • In this scene the Giver gives Jonas his first memory of true anger and sadness. It is of an elephant being killed by poachers. Shown through colour, Jonas sees the elephants blood and associated red with sadness for the first time. The symbolic meaning is that Jonas knows of another world where animals are real.
  • Jonas flees the community with Gabe because they were going to release him and Jonas wanted a better life for both of them. Shown through body language Jonas is exhausted from riding so far away from the community. This symbolizes that Jonas no longer lives within the boundaries of the community.  
  • This scene is at end of the book and Jonas is about to die on the mountain but he can hear music coming from the bottom of mountain. Jonas then thinks this could be the new life him and Gabe have craved so much. But because Jonas is about to die on the mountain, the implied message is that he is just imagining the music as he is dying.
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