(AGG) Jonas had once accepted his society at one point until he was driven over the edge and realized how inhuman his society actually was. (BS-1) Jonas thought release was a happy ceremony because of what his dad had told him. (BS-2) Jonas realized that his father had been lying to him about release this entire time. (BS-3) Jonas eventually leaves his society because of the lack of connections as well as relationships throughout the community. (TS) Having no connections is what causes somebody to reject their own society.
(MIP-1) Jonas used to accept his society before he started to realize what was really going on and how messed up his society truly is. (SIP-A) Jonas once thought that release was a happy ceremony and that his dad only tells the truth to him. (STEWE-1) Jonas thought that his dad would never lie to him so he tried to relate things that his dad had told him to the video of release even though every thing he was told about release was really one big lie. "now he cleans him up and makes him comfy" (Lowry 150). (STEWE-2) This is another example of Jonas trying to relate what he was told to the video. "I suppose it 's just a newborn" (Lowry 148). (SIP-B) Jonas thought he was actually happy and had connections at one point in his life . (STEWE-1) His family shared what they thought were feeling to connect with one another every night. “who wants to be first tonight for feelings” (Lowry 5).(STEWE-2) Jonas was very happy and excited and scared to become a 12
Jonas is the protagonist of the novel and a third-person narrator tells the entire story from Jonas perception of things. He is intelligent, curious, caring, and his thought process is very mature for being 11-13 years old. A good quote portraying both his matureness and his intellect is “If everything's the same, then there aren't any choices! I want to wake up in the morning and decide things”(97). This is also one of the first signs that he is displeased with the community. Another quote showing his courage and curiosity is "It hurt a lot," Jonas said, "but I'm glad you gave it to me. It was interesting. And now I understand better. What it meant, that there would be
Jonas’ community appears to be a utopia, but, in reality, it is a dystopia. The people seem perfectly content to live in an isolated wreck—in a government run by a select few—in which a group of Elders enforces the rules. In Jonas’ community, there is no poverty, starvation, unemployment, lack of housing, or discrimination; everything is perfectly planned to eliminate any problems. However, as the book progresses and Jonas gains insight into what the people have willingly given up—their freedoms and individualities—for the so-called common good of the community, it becomes more and more obvious that the community is a horrible place in which to live. You as a reader can relate to the disbelief and horror that Jonas feels when he realizes
Imagine living your life with no feelings, no choices, and no individuality; that is what it is like living in Jonas’ community. Visualize being only one of a few that knows what the world used to be like with joy, excitement, sadness, and fear; but you cannot change anything. All you can do is receive more memories of freedom, love, war, and happiness. Would that not haunt you? You can just watch the people of the community and know moat of humanity has been stropped of them like a band aid on a cut after it has healed, and only a scar is left; but the skin will never be the same.
Jonas accepting his society because he's unaware of emotions of the other people in his community. Jonas follows the rule of having the share your feelings everyday. Not telling
In my opinion, Jonas left the community because of the memories and the reality presented to him by The Giver. After realizing the truth, he wanted to alter the perspectives of the citizens in the community by releasing his memories, he believed that the way people lived without any knowledge of the world surrounding them was wrong, and wished to live a more meaningful life when he left.
Jonas starts out with a very low understanding of what it means to be mature. He has no knowledge of pain, love, or any other emotion. He proves this by acting like a normal child. He plays with his friends after volunteer hours. He attends school on a regular basis. Jonas is a stickler for the rules. He has been told that it is wrong to not follow rules and that there
One reason why Jonas hates this community is because of the rules. If you make one small mistake, you can get in serious trouble, also known as being released (killed). “ When an unidentified aircraft had overflown the community twice….Needless to say, he will be released.” (pg. 13) This suggests that the rules in the society can have a major impact on someone if they make just a slight error. The fact that the person did not follow the directions well enough and got killed is appalling. These unpleasant and ridiculous rules support a dystopian novel because they show how unpleasant living in this community can be.
Promptly afterwards, Jonas seems “stunned at what he was realizing. He continued to stare at the screen numbly” (Lowry 188). Lowry compares Jonas’s innocence when he is first unable to comprehend the actions of his father, to his growing maturity, after he
Jonas is not able to share the memories with any friends or unit family members and he has to deal with the fact that his friends and his family unit always ask him and he has t lie to them tellings them that they just walk all the time and he learns new
Throughout the book jonas becomes more and more angry and against the rules of the community. “I want to wake up in the morning and decide things!” jonas was furious because the other people of the community were not given any power. The people couldn't even see color and were blinded by
Jonas decided that only members of the Nazi Party had political rights and could run for office, which would keep the right people in control. The Jewish people could never be a part of the Nazi Party and these two leaders would see to their demise. Jonas believed that the Jews were not on the same level, economically, physically or mentally, as he was.
In the narrative it says,” ‘ I liked the feeling of love he confessed.’ “ (Lowry, ) Throughout the hardcover Jonas confessed to many thing one of whivh being love. This proves he is honest because he is willing not to push his feelings aside, and be truthfull. Lowry also write, “ ‘ I did dream last night.’ Jonas told the.” (Lowry, ) In the novel he is confessing to having a dream. This exibits the character trait, genuine because it would have been extremly easy to lie, and keep his dream to himself. Jonas reveals the character trait of honesty.
Jonas does not know any better, so he blindly follows the rules. Every night at the dinner table his family shares their feelings, and every morning shares his dreams. Before leaving the house for school he takes his medicine or daily injection. Jonas plays with his friends, and goes to school when told. Jonas is obediant and does what he is told.