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The Giver By Lois Lowry: Character Analysis

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“He killed it! My father kill it yelled Jonas!”(Lowry 188). This is just one surprise Jonas learns about in his community, when people are realest they are killed. In The Giver, there are many surprise/lies that Jonas discovers. Jonas is a twelve year old charter in the book The Giver by Lois Lowry. Jonas was chosen to be the next Receiver of Memory. The Receiver of Memory is a very significant individual who holds all the memories from the past. As Jonas receives the memories he begins to understand that his community is far from perfect. As the novel progresses, Jonas learns being true to oneself takes courage, and those who don't take risk never grow. Jonas shows the theme being true to oneself takes courage many times throughout the book. For example, when Jonas is talking to the Giver about leaving the community Jonas thinks “It is possible,what we have planned. Barely possible. If I fail; I will be killed”(Lowry 194). Jonas is being true to himself, because he knows if he stays in the community and does not take the risk of leaving he…show more content…
For example, when Jonas was given the Assignment of being the next Receiver of Memory the Chief Elder said “ The training required of you involves pain. Physical pain”( Lowry 78). Jonas could of asked for a repeal, after he got his assignment of the next Receiver of Memory, but he didn't. Instead he took the risk of being in pain, and he grew to know more about his community. Also, the day when he walked into the Annex room, and found The Giver in his chair with his face in his hands in pain Jonas said “I’ll come back tomorrow… unless maybe there something I can do to help”(Lowry 149). Jonas took the risk of feeling horrendous pain, but he learned about war, and how gruesome it is. He learned about another secret his community is keeping from everyone. Thanks to all the risk Jonas took he is now able to grow, and understand the truth about his
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