This scene is the area in the novel where Jonas discovers his ability to see hints of colour. This is an important area in the novel because this scene foreshadows Jonas's special role and ability he receives in future as the new receiver of memory. "He couldn't understand...the apple had, changed." P39
This scene is of the ceremony of twelves where Jonas is allocated the role of receiver of memory. This scene highlights how Jonas is different from the other twelves because his important job is allocated so precociously to him. "He has show all the qualities a receiver must have, intelligence...integrity...courage." P84
In this section of the novel, Jonas meets the giver for the first time. This is critical for Jonas's development as a character. Through the givers's "transmissions" he allows Jonas to open his mind to the memories of the past world in which he no longer lives. "Beginning to today, this moment, at least to me, you are now the receiver of memory." P100
We'll be alright Gabe.
In this scene this is where the giver starts transferring his memories to Jonas. It is very important to Jonas's to Jonas's characterization because it gives him the ability to see beyond and understand that the world he lives in isn't so perfect after all. "Why do you and I have to hold these memories?...It gives us wisdom."
This is where Jonas decides to escape the community earlier than the planned escape date in an effort to save Gabe. This is important because it shows how through the memories Jonas has received he has developed feelings and values of love towards Gabe. "That night Jonas was forced to flee." P204
In this final closing scene Jonas is seen riding down a hill in the snow towards a new town outside of his community with Gabe. In this scene much is left up to interpretation because the reader is left unsure if Jonas actually made it to his new home or whether it was just a memory coming back to him as slips out of conscientiousness. "Using his final strength he hurled himself on the sledge." P223