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The Giver begins to share painful memories with Jonas in order to round his experiences and be able to continue to share the memories with him. His painful memories include watching the death of an elephant and the subsequent grief shared by another elephant. Jonas experiences physical pain, breaking his leg sledding. And, ultimately, he experiences the pain of war and death. Jonas believes it is unfair for others not to share his pain and understand the world as it had been. As the Giver points out, no one would want to share the pain with Jonas, even if it were allowed, because people don't like change. And sharing the pain would bring discomfort to their ordinary, perfect world.
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