Jonas’s Adversity• Jonas was a 12 year old boy, in the Giver, who had many problems.• His sister would tease about his differences.• He was not able to tell the community about certain things. He has a father who kills babies as a job.• “Oh, look! Lily squealed in delight. Isnt he cute? Look at how tiny he is! And he has funny eyes like yours, Jonas!”
Jonas’s Perseverance• Jonas perseveres by embracing the differences, learning about the real world (animals, climates etc.), and releasing bad feelings on the community.
Zebra’s Adversity• Zebra is a young boy.• Zebra loves to run and one day, while running down a steep hill he got hit by a dark figure.• “Then,a year ago, racing down Franklin Avenue, he had given himself a push and had begun to turn into an eagle,when a huge rushing shadow appeared in his line of vision and crashed into him and plunged him into darkness from which he emerged very, very slowly……”
Zebra’s Perseverance• Zebra persevered through friends, family, and patience.• “Wait, what am I seeing here? Are you able to move those fingers? I think so. The doctors said there was some improvement.”
Jimmy Valentine’s Adversity• Jimmy Valentine was a thief just getting out of jail, pardoned by a government official, and trying to get on a good successful life.• “Now, Valentine, said the warden, you’ll go out un the morning. Brace up and make a man yourself. You’re not a bad fellow at heart. Stop cracking safes, and live straight.”
Jimmy Valentine’s Perseverance• While in a new town, Jimmy Valentine saw a beautiful woman named Annabel Adams.• “A young lady crossed the street. Passed him at the corner, and entered a door over which the sign The Elmore Bank. Jimmy Valentine looked into her eyes, forgot what he was, and became another man”