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Why did Jonas decide to leave? Why did Jonas cry?


In Lois Lowry's, The Giver, Jonas's entire understanding of the world in which he was raised begins to crumble when he witnesses his father kill a baby, who was the smaller and weaker of a pair of identical twins. In Jonas's community, any neurological, physical, or philosophical divergence from the accepted standard of how humans should look, behave, and think is not tolerated. The penalty for this divergence is "release," in which one is executed by the governing council. However, in Jonas's world, the reality of release is kept a secret. Being released is depicted as a pleasant experience rather than the end of one's life. Jonas's world is carefully crafted and unpleasant realities and the oppressive nature of his government and society is kept a secret. When Jonas witnesses his father killing the baby, he understands that his life and the construction of his society is a lie. This realization is greatly disturbing to him. Lowry describes Jonas's feelings of this realization by writing,

Jonas felt a ripping sensation inside himself, the feeling of terrible pain clawing its way forward to emerge in a cry. (151)

Jonas weeps over the death of the baby and the death of his innocence. With the true nature of his life revealed, Jonas decides to leave the community, and in the process, reveal the memories of life outside of the community that he has received while training to be the Giver.

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