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I think the lack of emotional maturity combined with mass ignorance is at the heart of the criticism. There really isn't much hope in this book because people have become so indoctrinated and socially conditioned. Hope only enters when Jonas and the Giver decide they need to tear their world down. Only through the release of painful memories can this society hope to be anything more than child-like people with no emotional maturity. Jonas is devastated by the image of his father killing the new-child because it is a twin. Jonas and the Giver decide that he should run away so that the memories will be released into the community. They both hope that The Giver can teach the community to regain wisdom and emotion through the memories rather than to force the memories away. Jonas takes the child Gabe and leaves hoping there is somewhere else.