The Giver

In the Chief Elder’s speech to the new twelves at the Ceremony of Twelve, she says, “Today, we honor your differences.” Is this surprising? Why or why not?

In the Chief Elder’s speech to the new twelves at the Ceremony of Twelve, she says, “Today, we honor your differences.” Is this surprising? Why or why not?

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This is somewhat ironic considering the "sameness" of the community as a whole. The Elder is merely relating minor differences in personality of the kids. The Elders actually demand conformity for these kids and only give the illusion of diversity through the ceremony.