Jonas is the boy child in his family unit. He has a younger sister and a mother and father (Overview: The Giver). At dinnertime, the family units sit at the table and have a time where they share their feelings that they felt during the day. Usually, as children, Jonas and his sister, Lily, have a small argument as to who would share first that night at dinner; but this time Jonas wanted to wait (Overview: The Giver). He was not sure of how he was feeling. Lily went first and told how she was angry with some kids that came to visit that day and how they were not following any of the rules (Lowry 5). Their father went next and told his family unit about a child at the nurturing center he works at (Overview: The Giver). Their mother took the next turn and told them about a repeated offender and how seeing him a second time made her angry, guilty, and even worried for him because there are not third transgressions (Overview: The Giver). Jonas went last, but he did not want to share his feelings that night. It was against the rules not to do so, so he had to. Jonas told his family about his apprehensiveness with the upcoming ceremony of twelve (Lowry 9). After Jonas confessed his feelings,...
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