" 'That you all concerned. That you feel I have made a mistake' "(Lowry 74).
"Jonas has been selected to be our next Receiver of Memory"(Lowry 76)
" 'We have not been hasty this time' she continued. 'We could not afford another failure' "(Lowry 77).
When everyone that was turning 12 got their assignment, but Jonas did not everyone feels that the Chief Elder had made a mistake but she said that she did not make a mistake. When Jonas heard that he was feeling really weak and can't move a single muscle.
"He is to be alone, apart"(Lowry 77).
But then the Chief Elder called Jonas to come onto the stage and the Chief Elder told the audience that Jonas has not been assigned but he was selected to be their next Receiver of memory. Now Jonas was even more confused he had no idea what she was talking about and did not know what to do.
Latter on the Chief Elder said that last time they had failed their last selection and this time they can't fail anymore they don't have the time for another failer. So she said that Jonas was the right one and the best one.
Jonas! Jonas! Jonas!
When the Chief Elder mentioned that the Receiver would be alone and apart from their friends and would be alone in training and would not have the chance or time to talk to friends. That idea had made him secard and made him not like the job.
Then the Chief Elder was describing the different traits that the Reciever must have and she said that Jonas has all of the traits that a Reciever must have in order to become the Reciever. But Jonas had no idea what the elder was talking about he thinks that he has none of the traits that the elder was describing.
The Chief Elder had left Jonas on the stage by himself and he was feeling nervous that he was on the stage by himself because he had never been in front of a large amount of people before. Then everyone starts to cheer his name. Jonas thinks that they are converting him as the Receiver of Memory.