The Giver Jobs

What are some job descriptions in The Giver?

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In the tightly controlled society of The Giver people are assigned positions that the Chief Elder assigns to them based upon personality traits and talents that they exhibit. Here are some of the positions that are assigned to people at the various Ceremonies:

  • Birthmother - In this position, a young...

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In the tightly controlled society of The Giver people are assigned positions that the Chief Elder assigns to them based upon personality traits and talents that they exhibit. Here are some of the positions that are assigned to people at the various Ceremonies:

  • Birthmother - In this position, a young woman is pampered for three years as she gives birth each year; after than, she will become a Laborer.
  • Engineer - A friend of Jonas's father is an engineer who designed a bridge that crosses a river in the community. So, the engineer creates and designs blueprints and oversees constructions of buildings, etc.
  • Fish Hatchery Attendant - Another of Jonas's friends is given this job.
  • Assistant and Director of Recreation. The job of Assistant goes to Asher, a friend of Jonas with a good sense of fun; he will organize the various activities of the community
  • Rehabilitation Center worker - Benjamin does this job; he has designed some new equipment for the injured.
  • Food Production - This job could be at the school or other institution.
  • Caretaker of the Old - Fiona, a friend of Jonas, is assigned this position as she is good with the older members of the community.
  • Doctor
  • Nurturer - Jonas's father is a nurturer as he cares for the infants. He also releases them if they do not progress.
  • Instructor of the different age groups - Isaac, for example, is given the Sixes
  • Representative of the Department of Justice - This is a position that Jonas's mother has; she is essentially an attorney for the community.
  • Speaker - This person makes the public announcements.
  • Receiver of Memory - This job is given to Jonas, who can "see beyond." Jonas will be the keeper of memories for the community. The previous Receiver of Memory, who has been given memories of war, pain, joy, color, light, and music, all from a time before the community existed departed and these memories are lost. But Jonas will receive many more.
  • Chief Elder - This is the leader of the community.
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