What are Jonas' hobbies in "The Giver"?  

Expert Answers
slchanmo1885 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Jonas enjoys spending time with his friends playing games like the war game or tossing a ball around. However, Jonas doesn't have specific hobbies that he'd rather do more than anything else, and this is one of the reasons why he can't begin to guess where his placement will be at the Ceremony of Twelves. Some kids his age have a penchant for certain activities, like a talent for caring for people or fixing things. However, Jonas is pretty well rounded, very emotionally stable, and enjoys spending time with his friends. He also begins to develop a connection with the newchild Gabe, and it becomes apparent that Jonas is nurturing. However he has no special drive to be a nurturer or to care for the old. He is also very thoughtful and introspective, but he does not seem to have any driving interest in a particular subject or hobby that might lead him to a placement.