How do Jonas's characteristics change throughout the story The Giver?

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Jonas learns that his community's standards do not give citizens the perfect life they imagine. While everyone is spared from pain, physical and otherwise, Jonas comes to understand that they sacrifice a great deal for that relative comfort. They don't have a true sense of family, completely cut off from not only their biological parents but also from any sense of ancestry. They spend a great deal of time and effort teaching children to use appropriate language, as evidenced by Asher's reprimands when he is young, but Jonas comes to understand that they have no real understanding of many of the words they use, believing many animals to be as fictional as...

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The giver's,actually whole community's,memories change the Jonas.Lowry does it by using the happiness,pain,love,colors etc. especially emotions and feelings.This is important because main idea in the book is this changing.You need to read the book and find this emotions and nee to contrast after and before the treatment of "receiver".

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