There are a number of things Jonas says which define him. In chapter one for example, he says the following to his friend, Asher, after he had made a mistake causing them to lose a match:
"That's it, Asher! You're released!"
This suggests that Jonas is much like any other child who would sometimes forget the rules. Using the word 'released' in an inappropriate context was sternly frowned upon and Jonas momentarily forgot himself. He was later admonished and felt guilty about what he said and apologized to Asher.
In the same chapter, Jonas states the following about the coming Ceremony of Twelve where he would be assigned:
"I'm feeling apprehensive," he confessed, glad that the appropriate descriptive word had finally come to him...
"I know there's really nothing to worry about," Jonas explained, "and that every adult has been through it. I know you have, Father, and you too, Mother. But it's the Ceremony that I'm apprehensive about. It's almost December."
What he says indicates that Jonas also...
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