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Jonas then tells her to stop taking the injection and the next day, he kisses her, an antiquated action that is unknown to the community and which Jonas gained through memory.
Jonas also shares his memories with the baby, Gabriel, who was brought home by his father, to their house. He develops a close relationship with him after discovering that he shares the same mark on his wrist Jonas does, the mark of a potential Receiver of Memory. Jonas decides that everyone should have the memories of the past and eventually, the Giver and Jonas decide that the only way to help the community is to go past the border of what they call "Elsewhere" and beyond the community.
That would release the memories back into the community. Jonas sneaks out at curfew and decides to get Gabe at the Nurturing Center, who is to be "released" for his general weakness. Asher, his other longtime friend beside Fiona, tries to stop him before he leaves the neighborhood, but Jonas quickly punches him.
Asher lies on the ground, stunned, and Jonas rides his bike to the Giver's dwelling. Jonas tells the Giver, and the Giver, reluctant to let Jonas leave first, lets him leave after giving him memories of courage. He rushes to the Nurturing Center. He tells Fiona of his plan and wants to take her with him, but she refuses and instead helps him retrieve Gabe. Before he leaves, she kisses him then aids in his escape. Guards are sent to contain Jonas, who they say has become "dangerous," but Jonas gets one of their motorcycles and drives off the cliff near the Giver's dwelling into Elsewhere.
Asher is assigned by the Chief Elder to use a drone to find Jonas and "lose" kill him, but when he finds Jonas stumbling through the desert, he instead captures Jonas with the drone. After Jonas implores Asher to think that if he ever cared for Jonas and would let him go, Asher sets him free by dropping him into a river. All emotions have been evolved out of humanity in order for it to overcome the flaws that get in the way of a smooth utopia, and from a totalitarian standpoint it works.
As Jonas and the Giver show the Community, emotions are what make life worth it and are part of what make us special. Jonas promises that he'd return to the Community and Fiona.
A recurring symbol of life outside the Community is a tree glimpsed through the Giver's window. Jonas follows this to Elsewhere, which, while barren in places, flourishes much more than the areas within the Communities. Living Is More Than Surviving: Jonas eventually concludes that the emotions brought about by the memories may be linked to humanity's flaws, but having them is far more fulfilling than a completely sterile existence in the ruthlessly efficient Community.Ordinary Human-OneRepublic (Official Lyrics) [HQ]
The first part of the film is Deliberately Monochrome. When Jonas is given the memory of color red tones begin to show as his first color was red.
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By the time he regains more memories the film is in full color. When he leaves the Community it is once again shot in black and white until Jonas manages to return the memories, at which point it's shot in color again. Unlike in the book, the film actually shows what happens when Jonas manages to return the memories to the Community-overcome by the implications of their actions, several of the characters start crying out in shock. This includes Jonas's father who realizes that he had been committing institutionalized murder with each Release all along.
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Never Trust a Trailer: The film's trailers made it look like a brainless action movie among of the likes of The Hunger Games and Divergent. It's actually much closer to the book's story. The film skips almost all of the set-up chapters of the book to focus more on Jonas' relationship with the Giver.
Several jobs, details, and titles are also shuffled around Fiona was a Caretaker of the Old in the book, but a Nurturer in the film, for instance. Hearing beyond is also introduced much earlier, and Jonas is able to listen to music before leaving.
Promoted to Love Interest: In the book, Fiona is a good friend of Jonas's whom he eventually drifts apart from, although he's definitely interested in her. In the film he manages to convince her to stop taking the injections and she realizes she loves him as well.
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She eventually aids in his escape and he promises her he'd come back for her. As in the book, Fiona's red hair is this at first, standing out in a black-and-white society to Jonas, one of two people who can see color. Once the Giver starts playing the piano, that tune dominates the score.
The trailer spoils basically every last surprise in the book. People don't see colors any more?
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The mandatory shots dull emotions? The Community is just a big dystopia? Basically the only thing not spoiled is Jonas' relationship with Gabe. Two Guys and a Girl: Jonas, Asher, and Fiona's dynamic is like this before things go down. The disruption of their friendship brought about by their conflicting responsibilities is even lampshaded by Fiona, when she snidely throws a "Friends forever, right? Eventually, Asher aids in his escape as well.