Every character in this novel portrayed a different picture with different characteristics. The following slides display qualities about the main characters as I portrayed them through the readings. The quotes were chosen to represent the individuals in the novel.
Jonas Main Character (Protagonist) Chosen as “The Receiver of Memory” Honest Risk Taker Trust Worthy Establishes “Love” Emotionally Strong “Any change, even a chance for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts” Arnold Bennett
The Giver Caring Sufferer Intellectual Helpful Shows belief in others Strong willpower Understanding “Wisdom begins in wonder” Socrates
Jonas’ Mother Smart Caring Sympathetic Responsible Understanding “Every individual has a place to fill in the world, and it is important in some respect, whether he chooses to be so or not.” Nathaniel Hawthorne
Jonas’ Father Quiet Nurturer Emotional Caring Considerate to others “To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.” Pearl S. Buck
Lily Out-going Energetic Talkative Impatient Loud “There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.” Walt Streightiff
No memory… Where would we be? How would we live? Jonas’ community lived this way through life, but how would we react to this today. (Just a little something to think about)