Where does Jonas show courage and integrity?

Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

Jonas shows courage in a lot of ways in this book. For example:

  • He shows courage when he starts to learn about pain in the memories he is given.  He has to keep going back for more even when some of them (like the war) are very painful.
  • He shows...

See
This Answer Now

Start your 48-hour free trial to unlock this answer and thousands more. Enjoy eNotes ad-free and cancel anytime.

Get 48 Hours Free Access

Jonas shows courage in a lot of ways in this book. For example:

  • He shows courage when he starts to learn about pain in the memories he is given.  He has to keep going back for more even when some of them (like the war) are very painful.
  • He shows it even more when he decides to take Gabe and leave the community.  He surely knows that he will die if he is caught, but he does it anyway.

To me, this is also his biggest show of integrity.  He believes that what his society is doing is not right.  So he decides that he is not going to just allow it to keep happening, even though that would be the easiest thing to do.  I think this shows integrity.

Approved by eNotes Editorial Team