Tuesday, April 5, 2011

My Homework on chapters 18 and 19:

In chapter 18 the Giver tells Jonas what happened to the Receiver-in-training before him, she was a girl named Rosemary, the Giver loved her just as much as he loves Jonas,but she couldn't handle the memories so she applied for release, that's why Jonas can't apply for release. Like that the community had to deal with all the memories she had received by themselves. In chapter 19 watches the release of the twin and learns the meaning behind the release => death....

I like those two chapters a lot you can relate with the feelings of the Giver and Jonas really well. The Giver's feeling of loss and pain, because of the release of Rosemary and Jonas who is totally shocked, because his father lied to him and killed the little newborn child so easily he is shocked by the indifference of the community, that they do as they are told and don't question their actions.

I found a quote that fits really well with this context in my opinion:

I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.  
-Leo Buscaglia

Like that the Giver always remebered Rosemary although the rest of the community choose to forget her, because he loved her.... I really like that quote, because it's so true...

My feelings while reading:

When Jonas father got the syringe and put it to the little ones head I was like he isn't doing what I think he's doing...

but he did it, he killed the poor kid and I was all like....


Well, that's it for today ^^

cr: don't own any of the images just had them saved on my computer


  1. Ann-Kathrin,

    another post you put a lot of effort into. I especially like the little gifs which depict you feelings whilst reading. It's cool that you found a qoute that goes well with these chapters. I especially like that you explain the connection between the qoute and the chapter's content.

    PS: I can't figure out the meaning of the first picture. Whose face is depicted there in which situation?

  2. The first picture is supposed to portray my shocked face when I read the part where Jonas father gives the child the deathly injection^^

  3. hey I like the gifs also because you've chosen SUPERNATURAL -gifs but they also fit with the emotions.