The Giver: He used to be the Receiver who holds all the memories of the past and the future, pain and sorrow, and happiness in the world and is able to pass them on to another. He is very loving and understanding, and doesn't like all the secrets of the town. He is very straight forward. Father of Rosemary.A kind man who has years and years of knowledge and when the community is uncertain about a specific occurrence turns to the Giver for information. Knows all the secrets of the community.The person who has taken Jonas to be his successor. He gives Jonas memories of the past (even the horrible memories).
“Our people made that choice, the choice to go to Sameness. Before my time, before the previous time, back and back and back. We relinquished color when we relinquished sunshine, and did away with difference. We gained control of many things. But we had to let go of others.”
“I began to hear something truly remarkable, and it's called music. I'll give you some before I go.”
“Memories are forever.”
“They Know Nothing”
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