What are differences between Receiver's house and others in the community? What 3 memories did Jonas receive in chapter 11 that he has never experienced?

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The Receiver's house is unlike all of the others in The Giver. (Jonas actually becomes referred to as The Receiver, while the older man tells Jonas to address him as The Giver.) It is the only house in the community that is stocked with a large number of books, and it is the only home that has an on/off switch to the community speaker. It is "spacious" and "comfortably furnished," with much more beautiful furniture and a draped bed.

In Chapter 11, Jonas for the first time experiences coldness, a rounded slope of a hill, and later, heat and sunshine.

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One difference is that the Giver's house is furnished more luxuriously than the other homes of the community. The other homes have furniture that is strictly utilitarian, with no decorative elements. In the Giver's home,

The fabrics on the upholstered chairs and sofa were slightly thicker and more luxurious, the table legs ....were slender and curved, with a small carved decoration at the foot (74).  

The most important difference is that the Giver's home has walls covered with books.  In the other homes of the community, there were reference books and the book of the rules of the community, in other words, only books that had some practical use, nothing like novels or poetry. 

What purpose did these differences serve for the Giver? Did the community simply want him to be more comfortable and be able to pass his time reading, or was there some more important reason for this difference? 

The three memories Jonas receives in Chapter 11 are sledding in the snow, sunshine, and sunburn.  Notice that the Giver begins with two pleasant memories and then a more painful one.  Why did he choose to present these memories in this order? 

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