One of Jonas’s character traits is curiosity, which at times useful and at times a bother. An example of curiosity from the text is one of Jonas’s flashbacks, when an airplane had flown over his community, Jonas thinks “At first, he had been only fascinated. He had never seen an aircraft so close, for it was against the rules for Pilots to fly over the community” (1). This shows that Jonas is curious because he wants to know about the aircraft and what it’s purpose was. An additional example of Jonas’s curiosity is when he receives the first memory from the Giver, a foreign memory of sleds and hills. Jonas asks, “‘Why don’t we have snow, and sleds, and hills?’” (83). This proves Jonas’s curiosity because he wants to know; he likes knowing things. Through the painful discoveries from his own curiosity, Jonas uses his most oblivious yet necessary character trait: bravery.
...under the strain of loss and pain, of losing his daughter, was unable to help his community in dealing with all the memories. However during the time when Jonas was training with him, they both come to the conclusion that the disadvantages outweighed the advantages of their elders choosing to go to sameness. The day that Jonas learns what release is he refuses to go back home. The Giver reminds him that things were once different, long, long, ago. The Giver himself had been hopeless over the possibility of change, yet being with Jonas for almost a year had caused him to reached the decision that things must somehow change. And Jonas several hours ago inadvertent had shown him a way how. My point is that The Giver several times states that there is still hope for change in the community, and in the end Jonas escaping was a symbol of hope just like Noah’s dove.
The unanswered questions that Jonas asks himself show the changes that are is going through as he gains courage. These questions emphasize the internal and external conflicts that Jonas experieences. For example, Jonas is from his friends because he can't discuss his training as the new Receiver in the same way that his peers talk about their job training. Jonas wonders to himself "How could you describe a sled without deiscribing a hill and snow; and how could you describe a hill and snow to someone who had never felt anything, magical cold?" By using qestions, Lowry reveals Jonas' thoughts about how dumb it would be for him to try to explain his recent experiences to his friends, who could not understand them because all that his friends know is Sameness. Jonas, however, knows that life can and should include much more than
The book “ The Giver “ is about a boy named Jonas and The Giver. It was located in The Giver Community. It is in the future and the community is controlling. He becomes the Receiver Of Memory.
Jonas is made to bear the truths of the world alone and is troubled by what he should do with it. Jonas at first doesn't want the memories because after receiving several of them, all that Jonas has known is being questioned and his world turned upside down. 'He is angry and afraid after receiving his first set of memories. Angry because of what has been kept from him and afraid because now he doesn't know what to do. Jonas is uncertain whether the world he learns of is best for his community and if people can be trusted to make decisions on their own. In a conversation to "The Giver" (person passing down the memories) about whether or not it is safe to allow people to make their own choices, Jonas say, "What if they are allowed to choose their own mate? And chose wrong? . . .
You look a little ‘beat up’”. Jonas responded by giving him a fretful but assertive look. “I’m not your enemy here, I’m trying to save you. After you were retrieved, the Elders talked to the Giver and I and we came up with a compromise. The Elders wanted to chastise you by giving a death penalty but the Giver and I wanted you to do something more about this community.” Jonas looked up at his “father”, wondering what he meant by “something more”. “We want you to help the giver change certain aspects of the community. We want you to help the community feel things like they did before.” explained Jonas’s father. Jonas couldn’t help but smile at the thought of what he was going to do to help his community. “Jonas are you willing to help us change our community?” questioned his
At the beginning of the book, Jonas is just a regular Eleven in his community. He follows all rules, does what he is told and expected of him, he tries using the most precise words to convey his feelings and does not question anything. Secondly, when Jonas receives his rules, he then realizes that he is different from the rest of his classmates. His rules are very short compared to other and include strange ones like the ability to lie and restrictions on medication and dream-telling. Then, Jonas’s training changes his perspective on his community since he begins to receive memories from the past and other places in the world, Jonas ’s alienation from his community intensifies as he begins to questions his values from when he was younger. Afterward, Jonas starts to learn the reality of the world without Sameness and learns the truth about pain, love, sorrow, and joy. Jonas is confused and dissatisfied with the community’s lack of choices and color. Soon, Jonas starts to understand that his community harbors dark secrets when he realizes that release means to be murdered by lethal injection. Later, after this realization, he decides to leave the community and give the memories back to the people, he also takes Gabe with him after he finds out Gabe is going to be released the next morning.
In the book “The Giver” Jonas is a character of many great traits, but one of his traits that stands out throughout the book is his bravery. He shows bravery when he takes on the challenge of being the next receiver of Memory which takes physical and mental pain. He shows how brave he is when he runs away from his community with Gabriel on his father’s bike, as well as when he faces his father everyday after knowing what his father does to “release ” people.
At the December ceremony, Jonas is selected to become the new receiver of memory the most honored position in the community .As he receives the Giver's memories and wisdom, he learns the truth about the community that it is hypocrisy. Jonas' character changes and becomes complex .He experiences an inner conflict because he misses his old life , his childhood and his innocence, but he cannot return to his former way of life because he has learned too much about joy, color, and love. Jones knows that his life can never be ordinary again.
Although he did not understand the role as a receiver, he knew it was an important job that require a relentless amount courage. Without a Receiver, when the giver dies, the memories will be released throughout the society and cause a great amount of chaos for the people. Therefore, this sacrifice prevents the community from being interrupted and disturbed from their regular life. They are able to live their life without any pain, while Jonas keeps the agony to himself. His job as a receiver also helps to remove torment for the Giver because the Giver could transmit some of the aching memories to Jonas. As the novel progress, the responsibilities Jonas has to deal with increases. In order to keep the community under control, he has to live up his role as a receiver. He grows distant from his family and friends, but because of Jonas, the people don’t have to face
Human's are not perfect, but in Jonas's community you can say that they are because nothing goes wrong, you can even say it's a normal community even though normal isn't very descriptive. Jonas has changed through The Giver by Lois Lowery in multiple ways, but now he has a better understanding of them and why things are the way they are. He knows that his community isn't like the past because he was chosen to be the receiver which he had no idea what he would have to do, but over time the Giver gets him through everything. He gets memories about the past and he isn't allowed to tell anyone about them because the community doesn't want the people knowing about what the past was like. Jonas will be getting memories that will include pain, which
So Jonas, being a teenager, naturally rebellious and thinking he knows best; decides to share all his memories with his society. All the memories, good and bad. Like in our modern day society teenagers also are rebellious and think they know what’s best for everyone. So Jonas decided to leave into elsewhere. By doing that it would automatically send all the memories of grief, love, and war. Sometimes it’s good when teenagers do what they think is right but sometimes it can have consequences.
In conclusion, the setting, plot, and conflict of The Giver support the overall theme that learning from others’ mistakes from the past helps people improve in the future. Altogether, the setting, plot, and conflict show how Jonas learns the value of the experiences from the memories. Jonas also learns about the negative effects of all the emotions they do not feel such as losing a loved one. Even though he knows that the feelings can be painful at times, he understands that feeling them is more important than not having them at
In the novel, “The Giver” by Lois Lowry, Jonas is the protagonist living in the community. He is an Eleven, and is about to receive his permanent assignment. Until the Chief Elder skips him and leaves him dumbfounded. After everyone is done, he is called up to the stage. Jonas is the new Receiver of memory and has to hold the memories that the Community can’t. He starts to see colors and the truth behind the closed doors that no one can see. I believe that through the novel Jonas’ courage became stronger, and it develops him as a character.