Character Sketch ff Jonas From the book The Giver

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As Jonas woke up on an important day of his life, he rubbed his paled eyes and washed himself. He was extremely nervous about this December, when the annual Ceremony will be held and Assignments will be given to all the people in his year group. He told his parents last night that he was frightened, but he then decided that the word “apprehensive” is a better to describe how he feels about the upcoming December Ceremony. He will be turning from an Eleven to a Twelve and will get the Assignment that is perfect of him decided by the Elders. Jonas really trusts the Elders because they always pick the perfect Assignments for the Twelves and they rarely make mistakes. Jonas had no idea what Assignment that would be perfect for him and was anxious to find out.

He walked down stairs and saw his mother helping his little sister with her ribbons.

His little sister, Lily, was very talkative. To Jonas, Lily’s feelings are always straightforward, fairly simple, and usually easy to resolve. This year Lily is going to be an Eight and Jonas is very proud of her.

When Jonas finished eating with lovely family, he remembers to take his pill. He had started talking the pills when he got a vivid dream one day. It was about his friend Fiona. Although Jonas felt the dream was really powerful, Jonas couldn’t understand it.

Fiona is also a Twelve and the always went to the House of Old together for volunteers. Jonas liked her because she is a sensitive and gentle girl. The dream was about Jonas wanting Fiona to go into the tub in the House of Old with him, but she never did. The wanting made Jonas angry and also confused. His parents told...