Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Chapter 19 - A Release

In Chapter 19 we get to know some information about the process of a release, because Jonas’ father has to release the lighter twin.
The release takes place in a small windowless room, empty except for a bed, a table with some equipment on it. A scale and a cupboard.
It’s just an ordinary room without windows.  Jonas’ father weighed the twins and rewrapped the bigger one and gave it to his Assistant, who left the door with it.
Jonas’ father  took out a syringe and a small bottle and began to fill the syringe with the liquid from the small bottle.
Finally his father injected the liquid in a vein in his head, because the veins in the arms of the newchild are too tiny and the father dropped the syringe into a waste receptacle.
Then he cleaned it up and made him comfy. The newchild was no longer crying, it moved his arms and legs in a jerking motion and then he went limp, his head fell to the side and his eyes were half open, but he was still.
His father was putting the things away and put the motionless twin in a small carton and threw it in a small door in the wall.
That was it and how we know, the father killed the newchild, so If someone ask to for release, he or she will be killed by a syringe with a mysterious liquid.


  1. I like your post! I think you discribe the release very well and summarize the process. Do you think the father hasn´t feel charity or something like pain?

  2. I don't know wether he feels pain or charity, because the citizens in the community don't have feelings, but I think a normal person must have felt something during the release, because you don't just kill someone and feel nothing.