The Giver

describe how jonas's parents seem to balance each other in their family unit?


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Both of Jonas's parents are pretty simplistic. Their parenting skills are very scripted. They know exactly what the elders expect and they parent to these criteria. Mother has a little bit more sophistication but she is still confined to a narrow point of view. Both parents play their roles to perpetuate the elder's plan for each child in the community. Tough questions the children ask are met with standard and superficial answers. Both parents work sharing time to spy on their children's inner thoughts.