The Giver Narrative Essay

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Imagine living in a community where one person is chosen to hold all of the world´s memories. Being alone, afraid and separate. Jonas has been through all of these emotions as the Receiver. Jonas's assignment to be the Receiver of Memory is a punishment. Jonas has to receive painful and harsh memories from the Giver, that no one else has to have. Jonas feels different from his friends, and realizes that he is not the same as everyone else. Jonas is learning more things about what the world is really like, and is realizing that his training will be more painful than what he thought.

Jonas has to receive painful and harsh memories from the Giver, that no one else has to have. ¨Then, the first wave of pain. He gasped. It was as if a hatchet
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My father killed it! Jonas said to himself, stunned at what he was realizing. He continued to stare at the screen numbly.¨ Jonas just watched his father kill a baby boy. Two babies, twins, were born and one was bigger than the other. The smaller one had to be released because there can’t be two identical people in the community. Jonas was horrified at what he was seeing and he was very upset. He then slept at the Annex because he was scared.Also on page 141, it explains, ¨But you will be faced, now,¨ she explained gently, ¨with pain of a magnitude that none of us here can comprehend.” The Chief Elder told Jonas that his training as the Receiver of Memory will be very hard and painful.He doesn’t understand this now, but will soon discover what the “pain” is. Jonas was selected to be the Receiver, not assigned.¨Jonas, you and I are the only ones who have feelings. We've been sharing them now now for almost a year.¨ says page 144. The Giver and Jonas have been sharing memories for almost a year now. The Giver is helping him through a painful time, but that doesn't really solve the problem of Jonas getting painful memories. Jonas is finally starting to realize what the community is really
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