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The Giver Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 5 Summary

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Chapter 5 Summary

It's a new morning, and the family is sharing the dream ritual. They share their dreams and discuss the feelings that may have produced those images. Jonas rarely shares, but last night his dream was vivid, leaving rather odd feelings. He dreamed of wanting to bathe with a female his age, but she would not... Upon father's questioning, Jonas says, "The wanting, I knew that she wouldn't…But I wanted it so terribly." Mother and Father react a little oddly to this dream. Father takes the sister, Lily, to school, and Mother tells Jonas she will write an apology to his instructor so that Jonas would not need to publicly apologize to the class for his lateness.

Jonas learns that his dream is part of "Stirring," and he will need to start taking a morning pill to control it. The stirring normally starts...

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