What is Jonas prohibited from doing in Lois Lowry's The Giver? Why?

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In Chapter 9, Jonas discovers the rules he must follow while he is a Receiver-in-training. He becomes visibly dismayed when he realizes he will be prohibited from enjoying certain privileges he has always relished.

Accordingly, he is prohibited from sharing the secrets or events of his training with other members of the community, his parents, or any of the Elders. While in training, Jonas is prohibited from mingling with members of the community. According to the Chief Elder, no one can observe or...

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