Chapter 8-The Giver

Chapter 8-The Giver

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  • I accept your apology
  • I have caused you anxiety. I apologize to my community. Jonas, I apologize to you in particular. I caused you anguish.
  • We accept your apology (crowd)
  • Jonas was skipped over at the ceremonies and never received his assignment. Jonas pondered on the thought of being skipped and  just like Jonas, the audience was confused and clueless why this had happened too. It must have meant something bad because the Chief Elder rarely makes mistakes. Fearful and humiliated, Jonas and the audience patiently waits for the reasoning.  
  • The Chief Elder apologize for causing the whole community anxiety. In unison, the community accepted her apology.  Then, Chief Elder turned towards Jonas and personally apologized to him in front of the community. Jonas then accepted her apology and felt embarrassed. 
  • jonas. jonas. JONAS.  JONAS! (crowd)
  • Jonas has not been assigned. He and the community find out he has been selected. Selected as the Receiver of Memory. Jonas and the community were confused again. Being selected is very rare, especially since the last Receiver of Memory was a failure. Jonas does not understand and doesn't know how to react. 
  •  Chief Elder goes on about how honoring it is to be selected and how she believes this selection will not be a failure. The are 5 different traits she describes Jonas, as she is making her speech. The 5 traits are intelligence, integrity, courage, wisdom, and capacity to see beyond. In Jonas' head he is feeling mixed up and even worse, feels nothing but fear! 
  • Jonas is now very honored in his community, friend group, and family unit. At the end of Chief Elder's speech for Jonas, the crowd chants Jonas' name. Starting barley in a whisper, then louder and faster.
  • Chief Elder is done with Jonas' speech and the community has stopped chanting, so Jonas is walking off the stage back to his seat. He has many thoughts in his head that aren't good. They are all thoughts full of fear. He fears what will happen to him and what will become of him. 
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