Why does Jonas’s family share their feelings at dinner each evening?

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At the beginning of the story, Jonas contemplates what word to use during the sharing of feelings ritual that will appropriately describe his feelings regarding the upcoming December ceremony, where he will receive his Assignment in front of the community. The sharing of feelings is a required ritual that citizens participate in during every evening meal. During the ritual, each family member shares their feelings while the other members listen and give them advice. The...

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