Type a well-developed essay comparing and contrasting Jonas from the beginning of the novel until the end of the story. Be sure to support you essay with evidence from the text, and use comparison organization and appropriate transitions.
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Even from the beginning of the novel, though, Jonas is different from the other people in the community. This does not really change over the course of the novel. It just becomes more pronounced. Even before he is chosen, he is more attuned to emotions than others. Even before he is chosen, he can sometimes see colors. So, for the "compare" part of this paper, you should point out that he is more sensitive than most others in the community from the very beginning.
Jonas begins as an average boy who has completely bought into the system of sameness. His time with the Giver allows him to experience thoughts and visions that others cannot. He slowly sees that things are not always what they seem in the community, and his own humanity finally emerges in the end when he attempts to leave his little world. He has grown and experienced things that few others in the community could ever wish to imagine.
before his assignment he had never told a lie or hide something from his family but after being Receiver of memory, he started to tell lies and hide something because of his jobs' rules. In addition, he gave up taking pills for stirrings however he didn't tell it to parents.
There is a huge difference in Jonas before assignment/memories and after them. Before the memories he is just a part of the community. For example, he takes piils, doesn't lie, shares dreams and corrects Asher's mistakes. He has no questions in his mind. However, after the memories, he starts to feel, see colours. Also, he got wisdom. He starts to think people should see and feel. Therefore, he does things to make people feel. For instance, he warned the children about the effects of war and tries to talk Lily about elephants. But they don't mind him. He understands that he can't change things like that and finally, he leaves the community just to make people feel, see and hear.
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