Jonas has been skipped! At first, he thought it was a mistake or that the chief elder forgot about him, but she went on with a pause, and with no apology.
Number 18...........Number 20
The chief elder then apologised for the confusion and anxiety she caused Jonas and the crowd. She said, "I have caused you anxiety, I apologise to my community"(Lowry 59).
I apologise to my community.
The chief elder then said something that surprised everyone in the audience. "Jonas has not been assigned, he has been selected"(Lowry 60).
"...He has been selected."
Jonas has been selected to be our new Receiver of Memory. His training will require great pain, but he will need to be brave. The Committee of elders and I trust that we made the right choice.
What have I gotten myself into?!
You will experience pain like nothing you have ever felt before.
Jonas holds all of the traits necessary to be a Reciever.They are, integrity, intelligence, courage, and wisdom. Jonas does not yet posess wisdom, which is why he must go through extensive training to acquire it.
Jonas then walked off of the stage nervously. His peers chanted his name, first quietly, but getting louder and louder.