The Giver - Study Guide Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 2 we learn that all children age a year in December. The ceremony for One is when the children are named. Children for a family must be applied for. One male, one female is awarded, about five years apart. The babies are raised in a nursery until the naming, when they are given to the parents that will raise them. We learn a little more about the importance of following the "Rules." Some rules are routinely broken. For example, children are not given a bicycle until the ceremony of Nine and are not to ride until then. However, older brothers and sisters often teach the younger to ride before that time.

Father is a Nurturer. His job is to care for the babies until they are brought to the ceremony of one and given a name and parents. Father is concerned about a male...

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