From the book The Giver, what are Jonas's feelings and actions?

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mrshh eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Jonas experiences different feelings throughout the book.  In the beginning, he is apprehensive about the upcoming Ceremony of Twelve.  When the actual ceremony happens and Jonas finds out that he will be the next Giver, he is frightened and confused.  He does not know what will happen in this job.  He only knows that it is important.  Jonas feels a close bond with The Giver.  They share experiences, such as memories of joy, love, and pain.  At first, the pain Jonas feels is minor.  He experiences pain from falling off a sled and getting injured.  Soon he feels agony because of memories of war and hunger.  In the end, Jonas feels conviction.  He realizes that he needs to rescue Gabriel from Release.  He escapes from the Community and he has feelings of fear.  At the end of the book, he has feelings of relief as he sees a comforting scene like his memories.

Jonas's actions at the beginning of the book are whatever is acceptable in the community.  He is careful about his words and actions.  He is kind to his family.  When he becomes the Receiver and has less restrictions, he experiences some level of freedom.  He rides his bike through the community while everyone is at work and school.  He is extra attentive to baby Gabriel.  In the end, Jonas leaves with Gabriel on his bike.  He is cautious so that the search parties will not find them.

penislicker | Student

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