How did Jonas decide he felt? What was causing this feeling? Jonas felt apprehensive because the Ceremony of Twelve is coming up in December. ... They share feelings that they felt today. Read more
Jonas realizes that in his society, one doesn't even know what happens to one's parents, or when they are released. He likes the feeling of this memory, and the Giver tells him that this feeling is love.
Feelings 1: Jonas feels frightened when he encounters an unfamiliar scene in which an aircraft is flying over the community. Feelings 2: Trying to precisely describe his feelings, Jonas decides that "frightened" is too strong a word. He decides that he is "apprehensive" about the upcoming December Ceremony.
At the conclusion of the December Ceremony, Jonas immediately feels "separate, different." People move aside for him to pass, and his peers are unsure of how to act toward him. Even his best friend, Asher, appears uncomfortable in Jonas' presence. His peers' reactions cause Jonas to feel very much alone and isolated.
He realizes he does have it after all. The Chief Elder thanks him for his childhood, and the crowd accepts him as the new Receiver by chanting his name louder and louder. Jonas feels gratitude, pride, and fear at the same time.
Jonas is overcome by pain and horror when he realizes what release really is. He starts crying and refuses to go home to his family, knowing that his father lied to him about what would happen to the newchild. He cannot believe that his friend Fiona efficiently kills the Old when they are released.
Jonas was selected to become the new Receiver of Memory for the Community. It was unusual because the Community only had one Receiver, and he chose his successor. Receiver was the most important job in the Community.
Why did Jonas become upset when number twenty is called? He became upset because they skipped him. ... Jonas' number was never called.
Jonas is both physically different, in that his eyes are a very unusual color, and mentally different—he sees the world in a different way, as illustrated by his ability to see the apple change.
As for not being able to apply for release, Jonas is certain that he will never apply for one, but he is bothered by the rule that allows him to lie. From childhood, he has been taught to use language precisely and to never lie.
Jonas realizes that he now experiences a new depth of feeling. He understands that the feelings his family and friends call anger and sadness and happiness are nothing like the feelings of rage and despair and joy he knows through his memories.
Jonas stops taking the pills just so he can experience the sensation of wanting something, not because he has hopes to start a sexual relationship with another person. He wants to feel capable of making choices, and he wants to want things—nothing will change if he does not want it to very badly.
What is the first lie Jonas tells his parents? Jonas said that he understood to not use the word love.
Jonas is apprehensive because he is about to turn twelve. Or at least it is about to be the Ceremony of Twelves for all the kids who are about his age. At this ceremony, all of the kids who are 12 are going to be told what their job will be for the rest of their lives.
How did Jonas react to the children's wargame? The way to the children's game was he was upset and bothered that his friends were playing war. He asked them to stop because he had just had the memory of war, and he knew the agony of war. His friends can understand any of that.
At the beginning of the novel, Jonas recalls the feeling of fear he experienced when a jet accidentally flew over the community and the Speaker made an announcement to leave their bicycles and report back to their dwellings immediately. Initially, Jonas was fascinated by seeing the unusual plane fly over the community.
Why can't Jonas congratulate the boy (Benjamin) on their accomplishments? If Jonas congratulates Benjamin, he might force him to brag.
Jonas is characterized in ways that are similar to his community in that he generally agrees with and goes along the rituals and rules of the community. For example, although he is nervous about the Ceremony of Twelve, he does not question whether this is the right way for people to be given their careers.
For example, Jonas never praises his groupmate Benjamin's accomplishments at the Rehabilitation Center, because doing so would draw attention to Benjamin's unique talents, and set him apart from the rest of their group.
Why had Asher been punished for confusing the words "snack and "smack"? Precision of language was the most important task of small children. What does this punishment reveal about the community? You get your life Assignment, it's the last ceremony, and you are now considered an adult.
Why is Lily anxious to turn 10? She can cut her hair and will not have to wear ribbons. The wind whistled as Jonas sped by on his bike.
In Lowry's original story, Fiona is assigned to be a Caretaker of the Old. That means the young Twelve is tasked with caring for the elderly of her society, with bathing them and helping make them as comfortable as possible just before they are euthanized, or "released."
Jonas is conflicted when he receives his adult assignment. The Giver was a job nobody knew a lot about, and definitely not something that young people knew much about. The fact that he got singled out for this very job is also awkward in a society that thrives on every person being the same.
Until Jonas received his assignment, he had a normal parent / son relationship. He believed everything they told him out of both deference to their authority, and trust in the community's values and norms.
As Jonas gets closer and closer to the top of the hill, he realizes that he's completely freezing, exhausted, and going numb. And yet, he feels happy. Joyous even. He's flooded with memories of Fiona, Asher, his family, and The Giver.