Thursday, December 15, 2016

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The ending of  The Giver is left open for the reader to decide what has happened to Jonas and Gabe. The author Lois Lowry was quoted in an interview about the true ending as, "There isn't one. There is a right one for each of us, and it depends on our own beliefs, our own hopes." Now that you have read the end of the book, what do you think happened to the two boys?

93 comments:

  1. (I honestly didn't like the ending.. at all.)
    I think when they finished going down the hill they froze to death.

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  2. I think at the end of the book both Gabriel and Jonas die. I think this because at the end of the book Jonas says he can see red and green lights. I think that the lights are just in his mind and he is slowly dying in the cold.

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  3. I think that Jonas and Gabe came upon a city or a state. With restaurants, and a lot of colors. I think that maybe Jonas and Gabe reached the city or state when they were trying to escape from their community.

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  4. I think the boys found a family and a home. They are loved and taken care of by there family. Everything turns out fine and they now live a happy and loving life.

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  5. The first time I read The Giver, at the end I thought that Gabe and Jonas started living in the house that they hear people singing from.

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  6. When they started hearing the music, they headed into a city with a cheerful community that welcomed them. They were in a church and they were celebrating Christmas there. They stayed there over night and they got asked to stay with someone and they basically were adopted. They then got a bunch of Christmas presents the next day and Jonas was happy.

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  7. I think the boys will survive in a new community. They might die, or they might live. I think that they will find a new place, but it might not last very long, as they are not from that community, and they didn't ever belong there.

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  8. I think the two boys went back to the community, not knowing, and seeing that the giver had changed everything about it

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  9. I think what happen is that Jonas and Gabe go to the light which is a light to a house(which is what I think) and then they hear the beautiful music. I also think that the people that live at the house and invite Jonas and Gade inside. I also think it is christmas because of the lights and the music I think it is christmas. I also think that the people that own the house take Jonas and Gade in and raises them.

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  10. I feel that Jonas and Gabriel found what was lurking in the distance, the house which in a memory contained a family enjoying Christmas,maybe a house filled with rebels,people who escaped from other communities, maybe people who never went to a community in a first place. I feel that Jonas and Gabriel reached there detestation and are living in a place far from the community only hoping one day things will return the way they used to. with all communities.

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  11. I think Jonas will make it to another community then he will want to go back to the old community and the community that jonas was in will be different.

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  12. I believe that the two boys found "Elsewhere" which would be modern countries that are open and diverse, sort of like the United States, or other large countries like Russia, or perhaps China.

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  13. After reading the end of the book I think that Jonas and Gabriel will take a sled to the bottom of the hill and once they reach the bottom the memories will release to everyone. Jonas and Gabriel will not die, but they can not return to the town. As they move forward they will encounter many of Jonas's memories. He will see Christmas and the music he heard will be carolers singing to a family. Jonas and Gabriel will find love in another family. They will live on a happy life full of memories.

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  14. I think that Jonas and Gabe are going to get out of the community, and they are going to continue to travel and look for other people. I predict that they will find some sort of civilization other than a community, and Jonas and Gabe will continue their life there.

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  15. I think that Jonas and Gabe didn't find elsewhere. Instead they got lost and Jonas raised Gabe as his own in the forest.

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  16. At the end of the book, it stops at a scene where Jonas and Gabe find a cabin. I believe that the boys went inside and stayed at the cabin until they were able to heal from the long journey, and so they can rest and get fed. But they don't stay for long because he promised the Giver he would return, so they come back to the community and it is in disarray as people try to cope with all the emotions they're given and the elders are hopelessly trying to calm everyone down. So they end up finding the giver and working to help everyone in the community cope with all the new emotions.

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  17. What I think happens is that Jonas and Gabe live in that community for a little while. But since it is a nearby community the original community comes to find them. Then they are on the run from community to community until they escape. they then live in peace for many years to come.

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  18. I believe that the two boys made it to elsewhere, and are trying to convince somebody to come back with them that don't have to follow the same rules as their community. If they bring him back, then the community would really see what being a person with feelings and preferences is like. If they can't convince anybody to come back with them, I think they are staying with a family together and trying to learn the ways without the memories. They are children, and they should be able to act like it.

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  19. At the end of the book, Jonas hears music. Jonas actually hears music from behind him and in front of him. What I think happened is that he and Gabe died. They are now actually in elsewhere; also known as heaven or hell. I guess that depends on how they lived their lives. My prediction is that Jonas went to heaven though, because many people see heaven as a beautiful place full of love and music and other things like that. If this is the real "ending" of this book, the sequel would definitely be interesting!

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  20. I believe that at the end of The Giver, Jonas and Gabriel unfortunately die of hypothermia. The book said that he was either almost out or completely out of warm memories by the time they reached the hill. Also he kept falling in the snow and Gabriel was shivering violently from the cold. When they reached the top of the hill, the book said that all he could see was the road and that was it, just the road going on for miles. I think that it's unlikely that they could have survived such harsh conditions like that without proper equipment, which they didn't have. Unfortunately to me I don't think they survived and they passed away on the hill.

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  21. I think that they boys make it to a different community. I think Jonas starts a new life in a different community. I think Jonas will find a women that he actually does love, not just assigned. I also think he will raise Gabriel with her.

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  22. I would like to think that the two boys were saved of hypothermia and starvation by the people in the house celebrating Christmas. They were taken in that night and celebrated with them. Treated as the family's own after Jonas tells their harrowing story. After the years, they begin to refer to Jonas and Gabriel as their sons. And soon, Jonas grows old enough to move out of the house. He lives and works in the country that he found the family in and soon, his memories of the Community fade significantly. He only likes to remember his family now. But sometimes, when he's least expecting it, the memories that the Giver gave to him come back slightly. Gabriel soon grows old enough to move out of the house too, never even remembering the Community, as he was so young when he was there. I think that the family who took them in keep the Community secret from him until he is old enough to understand.

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  23. Jonas's communities and the few other communities were created so they would survive, even if the rest of the human race was wiped out. But slowly, the communities were corrupted by the Council of Elders. So, when Jonas and Gabe escape from their community and travel far into the wilderness, they find the rest of the world. These people are normal, like us, except for advancements in technology. Jonas and Gabe then have to live in an emotional world, where everyone has love, hate, sadness, and joy.

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  24. I think that Jonas died. I'm not so sure about Gabe, but i'm sure he died to. I mostly think this because he experienced the telltale flash of memories and you see your life go by, and you see the light, and you just fade away.

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  25. I think they were taken in by a family in the town that they found. They were probably also brought up like normal kids there and sent to school. I think they would be brought up like normal kids after they got there. The communities might also be investigated afterwards.

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  26. I would like to think that Jonas and Gabriel walked toward the light and music of the house they came across. I think with the lack of details given that they could have also died. I want to believe the first possibility, but they went into the light. I wish Lois Lowry would have given the book a more complete ending.

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  27. I think that the two boys were taken in be some people in the "community" where they were headed. They may have finally been able to experience things that they never would have if they stayed where they came from. Jonas and Gabe may finally get a real family that cares and loves them.

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  28. I know this probably doesn't happen, but if you think about it this could happen. I think the two boys faint from the cold because they are numb and their bodies start to shut down. Nobody knows the two are out there so they end up dying because the cold snow.

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  29. When I first read the book (a couple of years ago), I thought that the boys ended up finding an orphanage. I'm not quite sure why. It might have been the fact that I had watched the movie before reading the book. Now that I have reread the book, I think that the boys are about to pass out from exhaustion. When people run on very little energy, hallucinations can occur. I think that the singing mentioned in the end of the book is a sign that Jonas is hallucinating and is about to pass out from exhaustion.

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  30. In my mind, I am HOPING that Jonas and Gabe found another group of people, people different from the ones living in the community. But in my mind, I feel that both Jonas and Gabe end up dying. It's a pretty dark thought, but it's just the impression I get... I mean, at the end of the book, Lois Lowry talks like it's the end, as in the end of their lives. That's what I got from the ending.

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  31. I think that Jonas and Gabriel found a place to call home. When the book ends I think that they were rescued by a family and they were able to live with them for a while. Then Gabriel and Jonas traveled the world for a few years visiting other towns and telling them about their community. Lastly, Jonas and Gabriel settled down in a town and lived happily ever after.

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  32. What I think happen to the two boys, is they did get to elsewhere and everyone did get the memories. I believed that the Giver however was not able to handle all the people who got memories and he ended up getting in trouble by the committee of elders. Then for the punishment the Giver was to get sent to elsewhere where he found Jonas who ended up dying from extreme conditions.

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  33. I think the two boys ended their sled ride in a neighborhood like we have today. A few people from the neighborhood came out of their houses to see what was going on. They gave Jonas a house and some food to get off his feet. One man explained how everything worked in their world to Jonas, who only had wisps of a memory of the place. Jonas eventually got a job and raised Gabriel until he got married(as he could feel love). Gabriel had gone to school in the new place until he was old enough to start a family of his own. Both Jonas and Gabriel lived happily in this new life where they were free to make their own decisions until they passed away of old age(not release). The old community had to deal with the memories when Jonas left, and they started to make more and more choices until they were just like the rest of the world.

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  34. I think that Gabe and Jonas have become so cold that they are on the edge of death. I believe that when Jonas said he was on the sled again that he was just dreaming and that he is about to pass away. I think that the boys had just become so cold and weak that they began to imagine things. And that is the reason Jonas saw the sled and lights.

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  35. At the end of the book, I believe that Jonas and Gabriel find a home in an outlying community in the place they call elsewhere because they had to given people a choice when the community started to stay or not. They would then stay there for a while or until Gabe got older and then try to go home to see his family and friends. After this, I believe that he will go back to their community from which he had raised Gabe because he might have a wife and Gabe's friends and life would be there. Although he might invite his family or the Giver to come back with him if they would want to. He would probably visit off and on, but I don't think that the village would ever be his home and there would be too many bad memories for him to bare. So, I think he would move on with his life and start over.

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  36. Now that I have finished the book I think that the two boys have found their "Elsewhere". I think that they have found a house with people, music, and Christmas in the air. I think that when they approach the house the people will be there to take them in and help them get warm. Through the giving of Christmas the family in the house will be happy to care for them and Jonas and Gabriel will be able to live their lives right.

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  37. I think that Gabriel and Jonas found another community, which is more accepting. I believe that since they traveled so far from their community, they will find a group of people, possible even a civilization, much like the times now. I think that the community they find will have seasons, animals, and emotions. I believe that Gabriel and Jonas will stay there for awhile. When Gabriel is older, they could return to the community to see what became of it, and to see if everyone can experience emotions and color. Overall, I think that Jonas and Gabriel will be happy in their new civilization.

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  38. I think that the two boys are going to go up to that house and ask if they will take them in. Jonas will tell the people his awful story and they will feel bad and take him in. Jonas and Gabe will live like these people are their real family and will learn all about this new world and live like them.Even though Gabe and Jonas were technically never brothers they are going to "be brothers" as they live their new lives.

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  39. I believe that Jonas and Gabe will be taken in by one of the citizens of Elsewhere. There will be warmth and food waiting for them inside of the home, but this wouldn't be a random home, it would be their home with real relatives and memories. I think that all of Jonas's memories were actually his, but if he tried to describe anything to the Elsewhere people they wouldn't believe him. Everything would be perfect, but not the kind that was experienced before, it would be humanly perfect.

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  40. Since Jonas and Gabe were cold and hungry I think they died and went to heaven. They could not have survived out there alone without food and without a heat source. Gabe was weak as it was before since he was still a baby. Jonas described that they were starving and that he barely was able to catch food.

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  41. I'm going to be as subtle as I can. I think they died, I am not good at being subtle.Think about it for a second though. They were starving, cold, alone, and what are the odds that there is the exact same sled on the exact same hill, after it had only been snowing for five minutes? I don't think that's a coincidence I think they died.

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  42. I honestly think that at the end of 'The Giver', Jonas goes insane. They haven't been eating for a long time, and they're stuck in the snow for long time. Those aren't conditions that human beings can survive through unprepared.
    Jonas started hearing music from nowhere. How would that happen? It wouldn't. There's also a very low change that Gabe lived through the cold and starvation, so I honestly think that Jonas is just going insane.

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  43. I think that after they got to the bottom of the hill there was a house that was decorated and it was the house from the Givers favorite memory about Christmas.

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  44. I think the boys came back to the community. When they came back to the community everyone praised them. Jonas and Gabe became the new leaders of the community. Together all the receivers worked together and the community was just like America.

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  45. Jonas and Gabriel went to "Elsewhere". I think they will find the different colors and the different people. They would then meet the different people and the people would soon take care of them by taking them to a shelter that has a fireplace. The person would give them food and coffee too.

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  46. I think that, at the end of the book The Giver, the two boys reach the town they discovered. Gabriel and Jonas are taken in by a newlywed couple, but Jonas does not make it. He dies of hypothermia and starvation, but Gabe is saved. The young boy grows up with the couple who saved him, referring to them as his mother and father. He grows up hearing the story of his heroic brother Jonas, who brought Gabe to the couple and saved him.

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  47. I think that Gabe and Jonas end up finding a world outside of the communities, I think this because once they found a bird, it meant to me that Gabe and Jonas found more than a bird, they found freedom and life.

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  48. Really anything could've happened to the tow boys, they could have been lost and had to take refuge in the house, maybe the door was locked. People could come out of the house and greet the two boys who just appeared. I personally believe they went to the house, and they were greeted by the people in the house where they explained that they were from the community, were adopted and lived happily ever after.

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  49. I think logically they would, sadly, both die eventually. Jonas is very young, plus he is also watching over Gabriel too which must be difficult. They don’t exactly know where they are going, and have limited to no resources. That is what I think, but I’m guessing that doesn’t happen because most authors don’t have the main characters die.

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  50. I believe that at the end of the story Jonas and Gabriel get to their destination. I think that Jonas is a fighter and will survive through their hard times and reach the community they are searching for. He is motivated to keep going by his hopes and dreams of finding a place that does not deprive people of love, joy, hope etc. He also hopes to find a community that accepts all people and there diversity.

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  51. I think at the end of the book Jonas is having either a hallucination or dream. My theory is that Jonas, due to the hard journey, is deathly ill. He wants a moment of comfort so the memory comes to his mind, only he believes it is real. The reason I believe this is because Jonas has had this memory come to him in a dream before, and he can call memories back to him. Jonas, can also play the memories differently when he calls them back, like when he looked to find the sleds color, so he just imagined it with Gabe there too.

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  52. I think that the boys made it to a place that sameness is very little. They could have made it to a real elsewhere and not have to be released. Jonas said he thought he heard laughing and music but it could have just been the memories getting stronger. I think that he won't have to think hard for the memories to come and that he could pass them onto Gabe so he can understand.

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  53. I sadly think that Jonas and Gabe passed away. I think that their Elsewhere is heaven. I believe this because at the end of the book Jonas and Gabe were starving and freezing. Then when they went down the hill they lost conciseness and had a sense of warmth and joy. I think this is telling us that they went to a better place, Elsewhere.

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  54. The book describes windows with different colored lights shining through them so I think they found a house. The book also says he hears singing so I think that whoever is in their is celebrating Christmas. Before he found the house he found the sled so I figured that he would find other people in that area. I'm not really sure why the people inside are celebrating Christmas but I think that the house is where Jonas and Gabriel go to be safe. I think they are finally in a safe place.

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  55. I think that when the two boys got to the bottom of the hill they came across "Elsewhere." The people of Elsewhere all greeted him and somehow knew that they were coming because of some sort of highly advanced technology. The memories were all released to the community but the Giver helped them through it and they learned that their way wasn't right and that things could change. The two boys continued to live there happily.

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  56. I feel that Jonas did not escape the community.I say this because in my opinion I think Jonas is just dreaming about hearing the Christmas music and sledding because he can dream about those memories and so I think that he's just dreaming that Gab and him escaped and he is really still in the givers office mourning Gabs release.

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  57. At the end of the book, The Giver, they leave the ending unknown because Lois Lowry quotes, “It depends on your own beliefs, or own hopes.” What I think what happened to Jonas and Gabe is that they find another community. When they are sledding down the snow hill, Jonas thinks he hear music or an echo. This might be him hearing things in his head or might even be real people who find them and help them. If it was just him hearing things, I then think the book is giving a clue that they will suffer of hunger or freeze to death. My hopes are though that they find a community that helps build their strengths again and become friends with the new people.

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  58. I think that Gabe and Jonas are in a present day town like Bedford. It is where all the people who have ran from communities live now. They have real lives and get to experience normal things ! I think Fiona will run away once she sees it's possible because Jonas did it, and will find him and they will fall in love & live happily ever after at "elsewhere".

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  59. I think that they continued the journey. They pushed and survived the cold winter. They then find the real world. They find out that their old community is separated from the rest of the world. They can now be free and live a normal, happy, decision making, colorful life. His community then receives his memories of the trip. They all would rater live in the real world so the whole community is shut down and everyone forgets everything that happened. Everyone can now live a happy and free life. The boys find their family again and now they can officially adopt Gabriel because there are no more rules to say that you can only have two children.

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  60. Jonas took Gabe and left to go to elsewhere. I think that they died from starvation and dehydration and other causes.

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  61. I think the two boys went out into a whole different world where it had all the things missing in the town like colors. Also they started a new community with real feelings.

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  62. I think at the end of the book "The Giver" Gabe and Jonas Where starting to get close to a Human community. That is not Have Sameness and can think for them self's.

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  63. I think the two boys eventually ended up finding Elsewhere. After the ending of the book I believe that they kept on fighting and trudging on and found Elsewhere. After they found Elsewhere I believe they ended up living a happy life with many choices, the ability to see color, hear music, and to make many important decisions. I think the ending of The Giver was very happy for Jonas and Gabe.

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  64. I think the two boys ended up finding what they call Elsewhere. I think Elsewhere is a place like we live in today. I think they found a place with trees, hills, animals, weather, color and many other things. I think the place that they found was like some of the memories Jonas was given from the giver.

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  65. I think the boys found a wonderful family. I think they found our world. They could be happy and live with the family they had found. They could have everything Jonas ever wanted. Gabe could have a life as a kid. He could live out is wonderful life. Jonas can find love and happiness. He could raise Gabe as his brother. I think they would go on to have the life Jonas always dreamed about for himself, and now Gabe can experience the wonderful joys of life Jonas can.

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  66. What I think happened to the two boys is that they died and that was their way to heaven.

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  67. I think that the boys got to find and live they wanted to live.

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  68. I think that Jonas and Gabe passed, I say this because they were starving and freezing at the end of the book. Their elsewhere may be Heaven.

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  69. I believe they find the Cabin of the good memory of love and live there for the rest of their life. I think Jonas then let Gabe experience the life of a normal human.

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  70. I think that they found a good family and are living fine and Jonas lets Gabe live a normal life and learn all the good things about freedom of everything.

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  71. I think that Jonas and Gabe end up dying because they were freezing and hungry. Plus he started hearing music out of no where and seeing colors.

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  72. I believe that Jonas was trap in a memory, kinda. I think when they fell down the hill they died there and as Jonas went down he wanted to believe that their was still hope. So his mind made him think their was a house at the end of the hill, making him think that he and Gabe are safe when really they died from the cold weather and lack of food.

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  73. I think that Jonas and Gabe found a family to stay with in the cold weather.

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  74. I honestly think that Jonas and Gabe found somewhere to stay, I don't think that they died because there are other books about them. That's why I think they found a family to stay with and somewhere safe to stay.

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    1. You need to remember that this book was written before the others, so you shouldn't take that into account when figuring out what message the author was trying to convey.

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  75. In my opinion I think the two boys Jonas and Gabe ended up living. I think where they ended up was their place of "elsewhere". I feel when they saw that house that was down the hill there that's where they'd be staying with the family that's there. In my mind I feel as if they will be living a new life now and a very different one from their old community. I do not think they died because Jonas is a strong person. This is my opinion on this.

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  76. I think that unfortunately, Jonas and Gabe end up not surviving. Jonas did all he could to keep Gabe alive, which meant his chance of surviving was even lower. Because of starvation and the weather, Jonas and Gabe would die before reaching elsewhere.

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  77. Aubree Ellis 3rd hour

    I think Jonas and Gabe didn't end up making it back to the community. They had been hiking for a few days and needed more fuel such as food, water, and shelter. As you could see when they fell asleep before they found the sled, both Gabe and Jonas had black spots on their bodies. I am assuming that it is frost bite. If that is the case, they probably didn't make it much longer. Weather they made it to a safe home or not, they did something good for the whole community.

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  78. Now that I have read the end of the book, I believe the two boys ended up in a new world and lived. The end of the book made it sound like they were right back where they started, back in their community, but I think that it is another community that shares music, love, family and all of the things the other society did not have. Maybe the two societies are somehow connected because the book said that “they were waiting for him”,Gabriel, and only the old community knew about Gabriel,but somehow I think the two boys ended up in a whole new Society.

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  79. I think sadly,Gabe and Jonas don't make it back to the community. They were low on food and water, and needed more. They had been traveling for a few days. They both had what looked like frost bite. If frost bite is what they have, I don't foresee them making it much farther.

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  80. I believe that Jonas and Gabriel survived. As I have not read the other books, I am unsure of their exact well-being. In my opinion, I think that the two boys reached "Elsewhere", also known as the cabin in the woods where the sled was located.

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  81. I believe that Jonas found what they call "Elsewhere" and lived a life happily ever after with Gabe. I think Lois Lowry intends that the story will have a happy ending after all the pain Jonas has gone through. All in all, Jonas and Gabe live happily ever after.

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  82. I believe that Jonas was trap in a memory, kinda. I think when they fell down the hill they died there and as Jonas went down he wanted to believe that their was still hope. So his mind made him think their was a house at the end of the hill, making him think that he and Gabe are safe when really they died from the cold weather and lack of food.

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  83. I believe that Gabe and Jonas don't make it back to the community. After crossing the boundary of memories I believe that the boys were to low on food and water to make it much longer than a day or two without shelter.

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  84. I think that Jonas and Gabe will find a whole other civilization and that Jonas and Gabe will go to that civilization.

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  85. I believe that Gabe and Jonas did not survive. They had enough food but it was the lack of water that had killed them. I believe that his last memory was of the music that the giver truly loved and treasured.

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  86. I don't think Jonas and Gabriel made it back to the community, I do however, think they survived. Jonas knows enough that he could start up his own community. Or he could have found a community closer to where he was and stay there.

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  87. I think that Jonas and Gabriel did not make it. I think that Jonas is caught up in memories of happy times,and the cabin he is seeing is the way of saying that they found there happiness but would not make it. As if that was the thing he thought of.

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  88. I think that the ending gave you an idea of a death metaphor for both Gabe and Jonas. Jonas said he felt hope and music, which could possibly mean he was going to heaven with Gabe after they died of starvation and cold.

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  89. I believe that Jonas and Gabriel had survived. At the end of the book Jonas had heard music from many people which may mean that there may be the memory of Christmas and love becoming a reality.

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  90. i believe that gabe and Jonas did cross the boundary and then return and then Jonas would help the giver help the people with there confusion.

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  91. To me the ending is a metaphor, it seems to me that it represents Jonas's and Gabriel's death. It seems that he is in the memories of good times, he is happy. This is his and Gabriel's heaven is a way. As sad as it may seem, to me that is what the ending of the book is. Although I have many different opinions on it, that is the one that stood out to me the most.

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  92. I think the ending symbolizes Jonas and Gabriel's death. I thought that because it seemed a little weird that they all live in the community and all of a sudden there's a sled and a house from the memory The Giver gave Jonas. Plus the way Lowis Lowery described it, it seemed like they were sledding into "Heaven" or "Elsewhere". I mean the boys were sledding down the hill and all of a sudden they heard music. Sadly, that is what I think happened to Jonas and Gabe.

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