Jonas is in a community where everything is the same. He then starts seeing things before th ceremony of 12. During the ceremony, the Cheif Elder skips over him, not assigning his job. Jonas then gets called up at the very end to find out he has been chosen as the Receiver of Memory. The Giver gives him all these memories and jonas thinks its not fair that all of these memories are not with the people. Jonas runs off taking his baby brother with him, since he is about to get killed.