The Nurturing Center
The House of the Old
The Recreation Center
A broken bone
A sharp cut
Sledding down a hill
A worker in the Recreation Department
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