How does The Giver feel after he transmits the first memory to Jonas in The Giver?

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In chapter 11, the Giver transmits the first memory to Jonas during their training session, and Jonas experiences what it is like to sled ride down a snowy hill on a cold winter night. After Jonas experiences the thrill of sled riding for the first time, he tentatively opens his eyes and tells the Giver that he is surprised. The Giver then wipes his forehead and tells Jonas that even transmitting that small memory of sled riding was exhausting. Despite feeling tired, the Giver also admits that he feels lighter. The Giver proceeds to explain to Jonas that transmitting memories lightens a "little weight" off his old body. The Giver carries the weight of the world's memories, which is an extremely painful and difficult task. Each memory that he transmits to Jonas gives him a sense of relief and lightens his emotional burden. The Giver elaborates on why he was exhausted after transferring the sled riding memory to Jonas and tells him that the memory was distant. The Giver then mentions that it is difficult to retrieve memories from many years in the past. Apparently, the process of retrieving distant memories and transferring them to the community's Receiver is extremely exhausting for the Giver.

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The Giver feels lighter after giving his memory to Jonas.  He says, "'even transmitting that tiny memory to you - I think it lightened me a little,'" (p. 82).  The memory of the snow is now in Jonas's possession, and the Giver no longer has that memory.  As he describes it, the transmission of the memory has given him "'a little weight off this old body'" (p. 82).

This is the process of the memory transmission:  The Giver will provide the memories for Jonas, and once Jonas has them he will begin to feel the weight of them while the Giver will feel lighter for the loss of them.

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