Chapters of The Giver pdf
Chapter 1: The protagonist, Jonas, starts his day by sharing his dreams and discussing them with his family. He shares his concern about being anxious due to his upcoming Ceremony of Twelve.
Chapter 2: At the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas is selected as the Receiver of Memory, a prestigious and mysterious position. He is confused about his new role, as it is unprecedented.
Chapter 3: Jonas meets the current Receiver, who is now referred to as the Giver. He starts his training and learns about the past and the memories he will receive.
Chapter 4: Jonas receives his first memory from the Giver, a joyful experience of sledding down a snowy hill. He realizes that nobody else in the community has knowledge or access to these memories.
Chapter 5: As Jonas continues receiving memories, he experiences pain and discomfort for the first time. He questions why the community chose to eliminate these emotions.
Chapter 6: Jonas receives a painful memory of sunburn. He starts questioning the concept of Sameness and its impact on the lives of the people in his community.
Chapter 7: Jonas receives a memory of a rainbow, and he is awestruck by its beauty. He discusses with the Giver why colors were eradicated from the community.
Chapter 8: Jonas receives a memory of a thrilling ride on a sled, and he wants to share his newfound experiences with his friends. However, he realizes that his friends lack the ability to understand him.
Chapter 9: Jonas receives a memory of war, pain, and death. He finds it difficult to comprehend why such suffering exists in the world.
Chapter 10: Jonas learns about the concept of release when a baby in his community is scheduled for it. Realizing that release means euthanasia, Jonas is horrified by the action.
Chapter 11: Jonas discovers that his father, who works at the Nurturing Center, performs the release procedure on infants. He feels betrayed and begins to doubt the righteousness of his community.
Chapter 12: Jonas learns about an event called the Ceremony of Release, where his father euthanizes an old woman. He becomes determined to leave the community and take action to change their ways.
Chapter 13: Jonas suggests to the Giver that they should share the memories with the entire community so that they can regain their emotions and free themselves from Sameness.
Chapter 14: The Giver explains the risks of sharing the memories too quickly, as it may shock and overwhelm the people. They must come up with a plan that will allow the community to gradually accept the memories.
Chapter 15: Jonas learns about the true nature of release. Instead of the benign process he believed it to be, it is revealed that release is actually lethal injection.
Chapter 16: Jonas decides to escape from the community, taking his younger sister Gabriel with him, as he fears Gabriel is in danger of being released.
Chapter 17: Jonas begins his escape in the middle of the night, using memories provided by the Giver to numb the pain and cold. He sets off on a perilous journey towards a place called Elsewhere.
Chapter 18: Jonas and Gabriel face numerous challenges during their escape, including hunger, fatigue, and extreme weather conditions. Their lives are on the line as they struggle to survive.
Chapter 19: Jonas and Gabriel reach their breaking point as the cold and exhaustion overwhelm them. They are on the brink of death when they see a sled at the top of a hill, reminding Jonas of his favorite memory.
Chapter 20: Using the memory of the sled, Jonas and Gabriel find strength to make one final push towards Elsewhere. They reach a village and hear music, giving them hope that they have finally found a safe haven.
Chapter 21: The ending is left open to interpretation. It is unclear whether Jonas and Gabriel successfully find a new community or whether they die in the snow. However, there is a sense of hope and possibility in their journey.
The Giver summary