The Giver - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19 Summary

Jonas mentioned to the Giver that his Father was releasing one of the twins today. He wished he could watch. The Giver asked his secretary to play back the video from that morning. Jonas saw his Father weighing both babies. The bigger one went off to a nurse to be taken care of. The other was laid on a table while Father got out a syringe out from the cupboard and filled it with a liquid that had been prepared earlier. He injected it into the twin and stood there while the child spacemen and became still. Jonas recognized the expression from a memory and realized his Father had killed the baby. He was horrified.

The Giver commented about the previous receiver's release. She asked to inject herself.

Chapter 19 Analysis

Every child comes to a time when they realize that parents have not always been honest. Subjects...

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