Having open-heart surgery
A broken leg
Getting into a fight at school
She is afraid of elephants, so she thinks Jonas is just trying to scare her.
Jonas is a pathological liar.
Lily has been raised to think that elephants are imaginary creatures.
Lily is an expert on elephants and knows they would never behave in the way Jonas describes them.
If Jonas left the community, all the valuable time and money spent on his training would be wasted.
If Jonas left the community, all of the Committee of Elders would die of broken hearts because they love him so much.
If Jonas left the community, all the memories he had accumulated would enter the minds of the citizens and create chaos.
If Jonas left, the Giver would be lonely.
He transmits memories of lullabies and soft beds.
He tells him bedtime stories.
He transmits memories of peaceful sails on a lake.
He injects him with a mild sleeping drug.
They think that Jonas will feel smothered by their love.
They secretly hate him.
They think love is an obsolete word with no meaning.
They were not paying attention when he asked if they loved him
They did not let him play.
They are not following the rules governing the play of the game.
He has a better idea for a game and thinks his rank as Receiver should count for something.
He recognizes that their game takes a casual attitude toward tragedy.
War - a battlefield
Loneliness - a child taken from its parents
Death - a ship sinking at sea
Hurt - a car accident
The Release of the Twin
The Ceremony of Twelve
The last holiday
He became sick.
He was happy.
He was given to his new family unit.
Going to another community
Like it was just part of his normal routine
Upset and nervous
Angry and hurtful
The Cheif Elder
The staff enjoys hurting children.
It is inconvenient to have identical people walking around.
They need to practice their releasing techniques.
One twin is always seriously ill at birth.
Memories of cougage and strength
Memories of loving families
Jonas has done poorly in his training as the reciever.
Jonas has broken too many rules.
Jonas' family has disowned him.
Jonas and the Giver want to return the memories to the community.