Oh! It looks like I skipped someone..... "I am deeply sorry for the discomfort that I have caused you." "Jonas has been selected to be our next Receiver of Memory."
WHAT! I am chosen to be the receiver of memory, I can't believe it. I don't even know what job it is.
The Qualities needed to be a Receiver
There are responsibilities that you have to obey to be a receiver
The Chief Elder was reading the jobs that were assigned to the students and every student was called, except Jonas. The Chief Elder skipped Jonas because he was chosen as the main person in the community. But, the shocking part was that he didn´t know what job he was assigned and why he got skipped.
Seeing the audience differently
Why do I see colors?
When The Chief was done reading all the assignments, she realized that she has skipped Jonas. And it was because he was assigned the most important job in the community. She skipped him because he was not assigned but chosen as the Receiver of memory. As said in the text, "Jonas has been selected"....."Jonas has been selected to be our next Receiver of Memory"..."Such as selection is very, very rare"(Lowry 60).
Ability to see beyond
You got an awesome Job, Jonas. Congratulations
To be the receiver of the memory you have to be good in all the choices in order to be the receiver and succeed in your job. The qualities include intelligence, integrity, courage, wisdom, and ability to see beyond. "But the Receiver-in-training cannot be observed, cannot be modified. That is stated quite clearly in the rules. He is to be alone, apart, while he is prepared by the current Receiver of the job which is the most honored in our community"(Lowry 61).
Jonas, Jonas, Jonas
"Jonas, Jonas, Jonas"
As he was leaving, he sees the audience differently because he is the special one and has the ability to see colors. As the Chief Elder was done with all the responsibilities that he has to achieve in his job, he was seeing colors throughout the audience.
When everyone was done with their assignments. Fiona and Asher came up to Jonas and congratulate him with his new role. But Jonas still had many questions in his mind about his new job that hew as selected for. Some questions were what happens if he does not succeed at his job? What happened to the girl who was the receiver before him? All these questions were jumping into Jonas's mind.
I don't know what to do now?
Jonas, Jonas, Jonas as the audience repeated to congratulate and accept Jonas and his new role in the community. As everyone was happy, Jonas was too from the outside, but nervous form the inside. It has been a great and surprising journey for Jonas to experience all these moments in his life.