The Giver

chapter 13

how does jonas feel abot not having choices

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Jonas begins to see colors everywhere, albeit only fleetingly, and he decries the lack of color, wishing for the ability to choose what clothing he wears rather than having multiples of the same. He brings up the example of Gabriel, who would be able to choose objects if they were different rather than the same. Playing devil's advocate, The Giver points out the danger of wrong choices, and Jonas agrees that people cannot be allowed to make wrong choices in things such as jobs and mates, but he remains frustrated. He has tried to make friends such as Asher see color, but they remain satisfied with their lives without the vibrancy of color, which makes Jonas irrationally angry.