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So what does Gabriel symbolize? Well, to Jonas, Gabriel is a pal. Jonas identifies with him. There's that whole light eyes thing (and we have more to say on that. It is no coincidence that Jonas's relationship with Gabriel grows as his relationship with The Giver grows. The Giver teaches Jonas how to love, and Jonas. Jonas, later known as Leader, is the main protagonist in The Giver and a presence of something with a connection to Gabe, revealed to be Gabe's birthmother.
So anyway, that was the relationship part of the book that I was wondering. Another thing that came to me while reading was that there was a loophole somewhere regarding the memories going back to the community when a receiver is released or when he runs away.
In the book it was said that the memories were released when Jonas escaped with Gabriel. Somehow I thought there was something wrong there and I shall try and explain it here.
Memories are not released to the community when they are intentionally passed from giver to receiver - I think we can agree on this. This is why a new receiver is needed so as to continue this giving and receiving before a giver is old and released, so that the community does nt have to bear the burden of memories.
Memories fade from a giver when they are passed to the receiver. Not everyone has the ability to receive, thus a receiver is not selected by the elders or even the giver per se, but his ability is presented and noticed by the giver who will thus pick him.
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Even Lily could not understand the elephant thing. Gabriel has the ability to receive. Jonas was able to calm him down by giving him memories of peace and soothing dreams, and at the same time whenever he does that, some of the memories fade within him Jonas.
At the start of the series, he is selected to become the Receiver of Memory during the Ceremony of Twelve and gains the knowledge of generations 'back and back'.
This causes him to rebel against the Community and eventually escape to Elsewhere with baby Gabriel, restoring their memories and emotions. He later becomes Leader of the Village in Elsewhere and fathers two children with Kira.
Contents History Early Life Jonas, like every child in the Community, was born from a Birthmother and assigned to a mother and a fatherbecoming part of a family unit. He was raised to adhere to the Community's strict rules and customs, which included precision of language, excessive politeness, and never lying amongst other principles governed by the guiding concept of Sameness.
When Jonas was a Seven, his parents were assigned a female named Lily. Growing up, Jonas was, like all children, under observation by the Elders for eventual assignment within the Community. He was a top student and usually behaved well at school, with the exception of a few minor language-related infractions, as well as an incident where he was observed using an apple to play catch with his close friend, Asher, and promptly called out indirectly on the speaker for it.
It was during this time he first summoned the ability to See Beyond, where the apple would 'change' multiple times in mid-air. In reality, he was viewing its true color, red, for moments at a time. The Giver At the start of the book, Jonas described his feelings of apprehension towards his unknown Assignment during his last days as an Eleven within the Community.
He went through typical daily rituals at his dwelling, such as emotional consultation and dream-telling. He was reassured by his parents and resumed his volunteer hours next day at the House of the Old, with close friends Fiona and Asher.
Around this period, Jonas began to experience the Stirrings ; adolescent physical urges that the Community discouraged by issuing mandatory pills that blocked depth of emotion. He is given the pills by his mother and takes them from then on. It was also during this time that his family unit began to participate in the nurturing process of a troubled newchild, Gabriel, nicknamed Gabe, at his father's behest. Jonas noted that he and Gabriel both shared the same, differentiating trait of pale eyes.
This separated him from his peers due to his isolated conditions and mystery surrounding his training, although his family regarded it as a great honor. Part of his training conditions were strict rules of confidentially, exemption from rudeness and dream-telling rituals, withdrawal of training-related medication, and being granted the ability to lie.
Jonas soon began training with the current Receiver in the Annex behind the House of Old after school. He was given memories past generations, both pleasant and painful. Gradually, these included experiences of snow, sunshine, rainbows, and love, as well as war, famine and death. He developed an acquired wisdom, as well as a disdain for his own Community, realizing that no one in his life or family truly feels real emotion.
What is the relationship between Jonas and Gabriel in the Giver
Jonas also grew closer to Gabriel, the newchild with pale eyes, and comforted him at night with his own memories. He also became incredibly curious about Elsewhere, and asked the Receiver, now called the Giver, about life beyond. However, the Giver soon revealed a Community custom, Releaseas a process of euthanasia instead of letting people into Elsewhere, as Jonas previously thought.
Releasing is revealed to be performed on individuals such as twins, criminal offenders, and the Old. The Giver's daughter and previous Receiver, Rosemarywas willfully released after she grew suicidal upon receiving painful memories of of the past.
Jonas was distraught, and both he at the Giver came to the realization that the Community can't continue without their memories. They devise a plan where Jonas will escape to Elsewhere, given food, supplies, and strengthening memories to sustain him, and free the Community from sameness by restoring their memories upon leaving.
Jonas soon realized that the newchild, Gabriel, which has been taken care of by his family unit, was due for release the day of the Ceremony, and decides to take Gabriel with him.
Despite not being able to say goodbye to the Giver, who stays in order to help the Community recover after the escape, Jonas used his father's bike and limited provisions in order to flee to Elsewhere with Gabe.
Throughout the journey, they faced dangers from the cold and lack of food, drinking from streams with Jonas giving most of his provisions to Gabriel. Eventually, they ventured across the forest an arrived at a place deemed to be Elsewhere, and Jonas, on the brink of starvation, managed to escape with Gabe on a sled across the border.