Jonas is one of the main character in “The Giver." Three words describe his character: intelligent, determined and passionate. These traits are rare in the community that he lives, they make him perfect for the role of Receiver. Jonas’s ability to see color for short flashes of time set him apart from his peers, and he is mildly concerned with these differences in the beginning of the book. He also wishes that he could feel closer to other people, and he cares about his friends and family – a concept that is foreign to many in his society. The Giver is the ultimate teacher. He is patient, calm and wise, and he is able to deal with the strong feelings of others. He is very strong emotionally, evidenced by his ability to absorb all of the community’s memories and emotions and go on living. Because he is so nurturing, he feels ready to help the entire community absorb the memories when Jonas escapes to Elsewhere. Jonas is a dynamic character because overtime his way of thinking changes. Mostly after he is chosen to be the next Giver.
Melody participates in the qualifying exam to be part of the trivia competition and once again surprises everyone when she makes the team. Melody then helps the team win the qualifying competition to win a trip to Washington, D.C. for the national competition. However, on the day the group is to fly to Washington, Melody learns her flight has been canceled due to weather, but the rest of the team has made an earlier flight without her. She is devastated and filled with anger "How could they do this to me? Why didn’t they call me? Why didn’t they tell me about breakfast?"Her team got the early flight because they went to breakfast and didn't invite her. This scene takes place at the airport. This scene is important because she feels bad about her disability, they didn't invite her because she would "slow" her team down. This scene creates conflict. Why would Sharon draper put this scene in the book? Why couldn't she end this scene with a happy ever after for the sick kid?