What do the Giver, Jonas, the elders and Jonas's parents think about "release"?

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Jonas's opinion about release changes drastically when he encounters the ideas of death and suffering through his training.  His parents and the elders consider release a part of life, and they see nothing morally repulsive about it because it is just the way things are in the community.

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Release is the rather euphemistic phrase that the community give to when a person leaves the community and passes on. However, in spite of the way that it is sugar coated in this fashion, the real meaning of the word becomes clear to Jonas when he watches his father releasing a twin baby. Jonas discovers that a "release" is actually another name for murder by injection.

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