If one considers the novel's climax to be the moment when Jonas witnesses his father lethally inject an infant and realizes that the term "release" is simply a euphemism for killing an individual, the following is a list of significant events that make up the rising action of the story:
1. Jonas's father brings a newchild named Gabriel home and Jonas notices that the infant has pale eyes like his, which is unique in Jonas's uniform community.
2. Jonas has a sexually arousing dream and his mother gives him pills to suppress the "Stirrings."
3. Jonas is named the community's next Receiver of Memory during the Ceremony of Twelve, which is a revered, enigmatic position in his community.
4. The Giver transmits the first memory of a sled ride down a snowy hill to Jonas on their first day of training.
5. After training with the Giver, Jonas accidentally transmits the peaceful memory of a sailboat to Gabriel, which calms him down and puts him to sleep.
6. The Giver transmits the traumatic memory of war to...
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