In chapter 3, Jonas's father brings home a new child named Gabriel from the Nurturing Center in hopes of increasing the infant's chances of attaining its developmental goals and avoiding release. Jonas's sister, Lily, immediately draws attention to Gabriel's pale eyes, which are unusual like Jonas's eyes. Almost every citizen in the community has dark eyes and cannot see in color. Jonas is initially startled by the appearance of Gabriel's pale eyes and feels like they add depth to the infant's character. Later on, Jonas discovers that he has the Capacity to See Beyond, which is essentially the gift to see in color and explains the function of his pale eyes. In Jonas's community, which is founded on Sameness, the ability to see in color and to hear music is very rare. Jonas's Capacity to See Beyond is one of the requirements necessary to become the community's next Receiver of Memory.