' "I have caused you anxiety," she said. "I apologize to my community," ' (Lowry 75).
' "Jonas has been selected" '(Lowry 75).
' "Jonas has been selected to be our next Receiver of Memory" '(Lowry 76).
Chief Elder apologizes for "skipping over" Jonas's name. She has caused the whole crowd to face anxiety.
Right now, in the story, no one knows what "being selected" means. Though, Jonas has been chosen for something important.
The position of, Receiver of Memory was saved and chosen specifically for Jonas. He fit the position perfectly, so the Chief Elder knew it was the ideal assignment for him.
' "Jonas. JONAS. JONAS" '(Lowry 81).
Chief Elder lists all of the qualities that apply to Jonas. These develop the reasons why this assignment fits him perfectly.
Jonas experiences the transformation with the crowd the same way he had previously with the apple. The crowd just changed. Jonas had blinked again, and it was gone.
The whole crowd chants Jonas's name, growing louder and louder as they yell. He has been honored to be the next Receiver of Memory. Although, he does not know what to expect for the years to come, or what the job even really entails.