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In the Science-Fiction novel The Giver by Lois Lowry the main characters name is Jonas Jonas Lives in a community where people cant remember past history from more than a generation ago the community is perfect and everything is the same Jonas is selected to be different and carry the memories of the past and is told this will affect him As Jonas gets memories he starts debating about changing the Community for the better through the same memories that affected and changes him The memories that Jonas receives deeply affect his perspective on the community and way of thinkingThe Giver transitions Jonas into the position of Receiver by first giving him pleasant memories The first memory that Jonas receives was a memory of sledding He was on a sled on a hill with snow all around him in the cold weather He goes down the hill experiencing the exhilaration of a sled ride He goes fast at the beginning then slows down as he gets to the bottom and finally comes to a stop at the bottom This memory makes Jonas start questioning the elders decisions about climate control and sameness He doesnt understand why he deserves the pleasure of experiencing this when no one else can He starts thinking about the real meaning of life because what harm is there in everyone being able to experience the same things As Jonas continues his training the Giver starts giving him harder memories In one memory he sees an elephant being killed by poachers When another elephant sees his friend dead he releases a gut-wrenching cry and then takes some leaves and branches and covers the elephant that died his friend The killing shows Jonas about violence and what sadness is especially not to judge a book by its cover because even a big rough looking animal can be sad and gentle and even comforting Jonas also learns the concept of greed and that
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