Why did Jonas leave the town in The Giver?

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Throughout Jonas's training sessions with the Giver, he becomes increasingly jaded about the community's way of life and questions the founding concept of Sameness. Jonas desires to live in a world full of colors and individual choices, where people have control over their own lives and interact with their natural, unpredictable environment. He also questions the family structure in his community and desires to experience true love like people in the past. In addition to his negative feelings regarding Sameness, Jonas is appalled and horrified after he discovers the true meaning of the term release. In Chapter 19 , the Giver shows Jonas footage of his father lethally injecting a newborn child during a release and Jonas refuses to return home. Jonas and the Giver formulate a plan for him to escape the community, which goes awry after he learns that Gabriel will be released the next day. Jonas ends up escaping his community to save Gabriel's life and steals his father's bike and food...

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