How does Jonas see love in the Christmas memory?

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What chapter are you on?  Basically, Jonas does not experience love in his everyday life.  His parents do not understand the concept of love.  They do not love him, and they do not love each other.  Jonas is confused when he realizes what love is through the memory.

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He sees love through the family.  He sees them giving each other gifts and he sees the adults smiling as the kids open them.  He sees the kids crying out in delight and the people hugging each other.  He sees the small child sit in the old person's lap.

All of this stuff is love and it never happens in Jonas's society.

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