“The Giver” Part Five (chapters 16-20)

Create a detailed plot pyramid showing the most important events that have occurred in this novel so far.

Questions:

  1. Jonas has learned a lot of important lessons in this chapters. Write one paragraph about each of the following:
    1. What has Jonas learned about love? (Does it exist in his community? Why or why not? What is love and what memory helps Jonas understand it? Why do you think this memory helped Jonas realize what love is?)
    2. What has Jonas learned about death? (How does Jonas react to members of his community when he realizes what death and release mean? How do others react to Jonas when he tries to explain it? What memory helps Jonas understand death?)
  2. The novel is coming to an end soon. I want you to make predictions about what you think will happen at the end.
    1. What do you think will happen to Jonas? What is he going to do?
    2. What do you think will happen to the Giver?
    3. What do you think will happen to the community?
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