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What feelings does Jonas experince when he is given the holiday memory in The Giver?

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This emotion is love.  When Jonas experiences the memory of grandparents, he realizes that there is an emotion in the room that he has not experienced before.  He is perplexed.  Jonas has never experienced love, because it does not exist in the community.  This occurs in chapter 16, page 123, when The Giver shares his favorite memory.

When The Giver asks Jonas what he is feeling, Jonas is uncertain:

“Warmth,” Jonas replied, “and happiness.  And—let...

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