The giver

The giver

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  • Seeing the colour beyond.
  • A receiver is chosen to suffer for all.
  • Jonas Jonas Jonas jonas
  • War is of the past along with the grief that came with it.
  • This scene is important because it's the first time Jonas sees colour before he becomes the receiver. In this scene, Jonas sees the colour of the apple change colour. This is not at all mentioned during the scene but is heavily implied causing the reader to question whether Jona's world is in colour or not."But suddenly Jon had noticed, following the path of the apple through the air with his eyes, that the piece of fruit had - well, this was the part that he couldn't adequately understand - the apple had changed" (pg39)
  • Christmas and love of long ago.
  • This scene is important in Jonas's character development as this where he receives his assignment as the receiver and learns about just how different he is, as well as realise the loneliness that will come with it and accepts feeling accomplished. This is also important as it's the ceremony of twelve where all his friends also receive their assignments. "Alone? Apart? Jonas listened with increasing unease." Therefore the selection must be sound." (pg 83) 
  • Release a joyous occasion or so one thouht
  • this is important as it teaches Jonas of death, pain, hunger and thirst and the grief that comes with it. It teaches him what death looks like and later on prompts his understanding of release and takes away the last bit of childhood he finally relises what the chief elder meant when she said there would pain. "A dull blankness slid across his eyes he was silent...Finaly, when he knew he could bear it no longer and would welcome death himself, he opened his eyes and was once on again on the bed."
  • Riding a sled that was once a mere memory.
  • This scene is important because it's where Jonas learns of the emotion love and that there are other ways of living than just the community and its rules. "I can see why it's your favourite. I couldn't quite get the word for the whole feeling of it, the feeling that was so strong in the room." "love," the giver told him. Jonas repeated it. " Love." It was a word and concept new to him.
  • This scene is important as prompts Jonas to make a plan to change things as he has now seen his father murder a baby, this changes his whole point of view and outlook on release and the community and this also prompts for him to change the plan when he finds out Gabriel will be released."Once again he saw the face of the light-haired, bloodied soldier as life left his eyes. The memory came back. He killed it. My father killed it. (pg 188)
  • This scene is important as it's the resolution of the story and it is left up to the view whether or not Jonas and Gabriel surviuve. It's also important because Jonas is now free of the community and so is Gabriel and can now hear the music. "Places where families created and kept memories, where they celebrated love...For the first time, he heard something he knew to be music. He heard people singing"
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