In The Giver, what four qualities does the Chief Elder say the Receiver of Memory must have?
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The Receiver of Memory must have the qualities of intelligence, integrity, courage, and the Capacity to See Beyond.
Jonas has all of these qualities. He has shown his intelligence by being "a top student throughout his school days", and has exhibited integrity by forthrightly presenting himself for chastisement when he has committed a transgression. The Elders feel he has the courage to endure the pain he will encounter in his training, and the current Receiver testifies that Jonas has the hard-to-define gift, the Capacity to See Beyond (Chapter 8).
Jonas has the capacity to see beyond
1. Courage: Jonas has the courage to undergo the rigorous training required of the receiver.
2. Intelligence: Jonas has been a top student throughout his school days.
3. Integrity: Jonas would always present himself promptly for chastisement when he has committed a transgression.
capacity to see beyond
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