Dialectical Journal For The Giver

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Jonas experienced a lot of things while training, including war, but also countless pieces of happiness. For example, Jonas wanted to never go back after experiencing horrid things like war, but then also experienced things he had never seen before. Things like, a birthday party, museums, and animals. Jonas did not want wisdom, honor, training or pain. He wanted an ordinary life. But he realized that the choice wasn’t his. The giver repeatedly reminded Jonas that there are many good memories. After that, Jonas received another good memory, family. He learned many new things, both good and bad memories. Another example is that although after receiving the memories Jonas experienced the pain of loss and loneliness, he also experienced the joy of understanding solitude. …show more content…

He was often overwhelmed with the feeling of loss and loneliness. But without the memories, other people like Asher and Fiona couldn’t give back the love Jonas had for them. If memories could be shared and remembered, everyone would have real feelings, whether that’s love or happiness. At this point in the story, Jonas realizes that there were many memories, both good and bad, but in the end, Jonas had gained knowledge, things he had never imagined of. The Giver tells him that “‘There are so many good memories,’ The Giver reminded Jonas. And it was true. By now Jonas had experienced countless bits of happiness, things he had never known of before.” (pg 121). Jonas did not want wisdom, honor, training or pain. He wanted an ordinary life. But he realized that the choice wasn’t his. The giver repeatedly reminded Jonas that there are many good memories. After that, Jonas received another good memory, family. He learned many new things, both good and bad

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