The Giver Punishment Analysis

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In the novel The Giver , by Lois Lowry,Jonas is selected to be the new receiver in his community. This position is a punishment. Jonas lives in a world where there is no emotions and jonas has to receive memories both good and bad. The main reasons why Jonas is receiving a punishment will be shown before he was receiver, while he was receiver, and after he was the receiver. Before Jonas became the receiver the previous receiver killed herself. Her name was Rosemary and she couldn't take all the pain and suffering so she got released. This shows that this it is a burden because it might cause Jonas to do the same thing. Also, at the ceremony of 12 the chief elder tells Jonas that it is a hard process
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