The Giver - Study Guide Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13 Summary

Weeks went by and Jonas learned the names of all the colors which he'd begun to see. Jonas asked the Giver why color had been taken away from the community. It had been a decision the elders made before the first receiver, to remove colors from the community. This made life easier with fewer choices to make. One morning after that, Jonas tried an experiment to give his friend Asher an awareness of red. He asked Asher to look at some flowers while he touched him. All that came out of it was that Asher became uneasy around Jonas that week. That day the Giver gave Jonas a memory of an Elephant laying on the ground without its tusks, its mate grieving over the corpse. That night Jonas tried to share the elephant memory to his sister and Father. But neither one got anything out of it...

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