The Giver

What do you think is the true purpose of the daily telling of dreams?

Chapter 5

Jonas tells his family about his dream about a girl that he likes and him.



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Basically it is a mechanism for parents to spy on their children's inner thoughts. Through this sharing, the Elders (through parents) can control "unorthodox" ideas that their children are entertaining and "treat" them for it. Jones’s mother, for example, discovers that Jonas is having sexual thoughts and needs to take his pills that will suppress them.