The Giver - Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 15 Summary

One day when Jonas walked into the Annex he knew this would be a day he would be sent away. Instead the Giver looked at Jonas and pleaded him to take some of the pain away. Jonas agreed with fervor and lay down on the couch. The Giver gave Jonas a long hard memory of war. Pain, death and destruction were everywhere. He watched a boy his age die right next to him. Finally, when he was begging for death himself, he woke up with a start. The Giver jerked his hands off Jonas and sobbed "forgive me." Jonas was still in shock to speak.

Chapter 15 Analysis

Jonas gets his first taste of how ugly war and death can be. The question still begs, "Is it better for one person to suffer intensely; or to spread the misery through the community, coloring the culture...

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