Jonas Flees To Unknown Village
Concealment and Injustice
"Stirrings. He had heard the word before. He remembered that there was a reference to the Stirrings in the Book of Rules, though he didn't remember what it said. And now and then the Speaker mentioned it. ATTENTION. A REMINDER THAT STIRRINGS MUST BE REPORTED IN ORDER FOR TREATMENT TO TAKE PLACE."
Stirrings are dreams that young adolescents have when they are experiencing love or affection towards someone else. In the quote when the speaker says treatment must take place he is talking about the pill that makes you lose the feeling of love. This is one of the ways the government blurs the people's vision of feeling.
The people are also not allowed to pick their own jobs which I think is very unjust because I think that the people should be able to choose what they will be doing for the rest of their lives.
"What's important is the preparation for adult life, and the training you'll receive in your Assignment."
This was a conversation between Jonas and his father when they were discussing Jonas's feelings toward his Assignment ceremony. This quote is basically saying all of your childhood is supposed to go towards your Assignment, which might not even be something you desire.