Why did Jonas decide to leave?Why did Jonas cry?
Jonas chose to leave the community. He cried when he saw his father murder the smaller of the identical twins. This was the first time he realized how far his Community has gone in pursuit of Sameness. It is a climactic moment, because once Jonas finds out that release is death he can never look at his community the same way again. He decides to leave so that all of the memories will return to the community, and they will have to face reality. He also leaves because he knows Gabriel could be released, and he wants to save Gabriel’s life.