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The Giver Book Series

In the novel The Giver why did the Receiver of Memory appear a little sad at the end if the first day of training with Jonas?


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December 20, 2008 5:15PM

As the Receiver, he was the repository of all memories for the Community. When he became the Giver and Jonas was training to become the new Receiver, the older Receiver was giving away part of himself in the form of the memories. These became lost to him forever, as he explains later in the story.