"She skipped me, Jonas thought, stunned. Had he heard wrong? No. There was a sudden hush in the crowd, and he knew the entire community realised that the Chief Elder had moved from Eighteen to Twenty, leaving a gap" during the ceremony of Twelves Jonas had been skipped because he was selected for the role of receiver of Memories.
Don't WARy be happy
" The boy stared at himWater, he begged again. When he spoke, a new spurt of blood drenched the coarse cloth across his chest and sleeve" Jonas has received the memory of war and violence which had made him understand that life wasn't as peaceful as it is in the community.
Learning The Lies
"Then today, just now, outside, it happened with my friend Fiona. She herself didn't change, exactly. But something about her changed for a second. Her hair looked different..." Jonas starts to see the colour red in thinks like skin, an apple and Fiona's hair but only little glimpses.
The Great Escape
"You ruined it ,Asher said in an irritated voice. Don't play it anymore, Jonas pleaded...Jonas sighed. It was no use. Of course Asher couldn't understand." After having the memory of war, Jonas realises that a game he has been playing since he was young, had been a game of war, but no one understands him when he tells them they should stop.
After being lied to about the ceremony Jonas watches it for the first time with the Giver. His father was doing the ceremony, where he injected a syringe into a baby twin and put the lifeless body in a garbage cupboard."He killed it! My father killed it! Jonas said to himself, stunned at what he was realising . He continued to stare at the the screen numbly." Jonas couldn't believe what he had seen and refused to return home and see his lying parents.
"Yet he felt it: felt that Elsewhere was not far away. But he had little hope left that he would be able to reach it." Jonas took Gabe and stole his fathers bike and escaped from the community to find a better place for them to live- elsewhere.