The Giver

The evening after Jonas experience a sunburn for the first time, he feels " desperately lonely." Why?

Chapter 14-15

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This is because people in the community had never known pain. The environment was so controlled that people never felt real pain. Jonas felt alone: the only person to feel what pain is.

They have never known pain, he thought. The realization made him feel desperately lonely, and he rubbed his throbbing leg. He eventually slept. Again and again he dreamed of the anguish and the isolation on the forsaken hill. ”