The Giver - Study Guide Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

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Jonas asked the Giver about release the next day. The Giver replied that sometimes he wished he could apply for release but couldn't until Jonas was trained. That rule had not been in effect until the failure ten years ago with the female receiver. She couldn't handle the emotional pain the Giver had to transfer. He had loved her and tried to give her happy memories, but like Jonas, she knew her duty was to handle all the memories good and bad. She couldn't handle the painful memories and asked for release. All her memories came back to the people. Most were happy, but the sad ones upset the community. After, that the council added the no release rule to the list for Jonas.

Jonas mentioned that if he died, would all his memories would come floating back to the people. Would they have to remember things...

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