At the age of 12, each citizen is assigned a job. Jonas is assigned to be the Receiver of Memories, who is the sole collector of the community memories, including past memories of joy and also sadness and suffering. Jonas collects these memories from The Giver and in order to keep the sameness of the community, Jonas is not able to share them with anyone. Jonas wants to salvage the relationships he has built with these memories and devises a plan to escape to Elsewhere so that all the memories he has received so far will be released back into the community. The students could create their own Utopian world and incorporate vocabulary.