The Giver

why does jonas share his feelings

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Jonas feels worried enough that he does not particularly wish to share his feelings, but he knows that to hide them is against the rules. Consequently, when it is his turn to speak, he explains that he feels apprehensive about the approaching Ceremony of Twelve.

The citizens of Jonas' community have been raised from early childhood to learn such virtues as sharing and interpreting their feelings with their families each evening and using precise language