It was during the ceremony where he saw an old man, the current Receiver, who will then be the Giver.
They both have light eyes which are rarely found in their community.
A person can be released from the community if he is really old, a sick infant or those persons who break the rules.
Jonas discovers after a year of training that people being released were actually being given lethal injection.
The same is true with Gabriel, a sick baby being taken cared by Jonas’ family who also has light eyes.
He will be released from the community if he doesn’t get better within a year or two.
According to him it’s funny at how Jonas felt simple things like seeing and feeling snow and feeling the warmth of the sun turn incredible for him.
He also wanders what love is when given the memory of love by the Giver who told him that it’s his favorite emotion.
Reading it was a waste of time and it hardly made sense. Moreover, plans to eradicate emotional distresses are underway.
Although there were a few interesting lines it’s not worth to finish reading it. Jonas is honored to inherit the position of the receiver of memory” (the custodian of past memories).