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How did the new memory make Jonas feel?
For his first experience as the Receiver, Jonas receives a memory of snow. He feels the cold air and the sensation of snow flakes landing on his skin and tongue. Though he is actually lying on a bed with his eyes closed, Jonas experiences the sights and sensations of the memory being transmitted.
Why did Jonas feel it was not fair that his community has no colors?
Jonas and the other community members are unable to see color because the community has eliminated colors in an effort to maintain sameness. Sameness is the community’s name for complete control over everyone’s lives. They want to ensure that everyone in the community shares the same experiences, as much as they can.
What red things has Jonas seen so far in Chapter 12?
That’s what Jonas saw in the apple, in Fiona’s hair, and even in the faces of the crowd at the Ceremony, since flesh has red tones in it. The Giver says that the genetic scientists couldn’t work all the kinks out, which is why people like Jonas sometimes still see it.
What dream did Jonas continue having Chapter 12?
What dream did Jonas continue having? The dream of him seeing red apples. He is riding down a hill on a sled.
What is the first painful memory that Jonas receives?
memory of sunburn
Jonas goes to The Giver and receives his first memory, that of sledding down a hill in the snow. He also receives the memory of sunburn, his first encounter with pain in a memory.
What bothers Jonas about a colorless community?
Since no one in Jonas’s community can see color, minor decisions such as what color to wear each day are taken away. This also limits people’s ability to acquire personal preferences. What bothers Jonas right now is that people are not able to choose because they do not know about colors.
Why it will be difficult for Jonas to have a spouse?
The main reason Jonas cannot have a spouse is that he cannot raise children. He would not be able to love his children, he could not share memories with them, and he would have to have no meaningful contact with them once they aged into adulthood. Since the others have no feelings, this is no problem for them.
Why did Jonas feel uncomfortable?
Why did Jonas feel uncomfortable listening to all the twelves about their first day of training? Their stories were embarrassing. He did not like the other twelves. He was not allowed to discuss his training.
Where has Jonas seen the color red?
The color red is significant in The Giver. The first time Jonas “sees beyond” is when he notices an apple change color. He also sees color in the faces of the crowd during the Ceremony of Twelve, Fiona’s hair and the sled in the memory. In The Giver, red is a symbolic color.