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Did Lois Lowry name Jonas, the protagonist of the Giver, after the biblical prophet Jonah? Both of them are at one point reluctant to follow their calling that they didn't choose, so there is some similarity. But I haven't seen this confirmed or denied in an interview.

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  • This one, right?
    – Rand al'Thor
    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:11
  • @Randal'Thor yes, that prophet
    – b_jonas
    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:20
  • For that matter, there's also the incident with the Apple, which might be a Biblical reference too. Sep 21, 2020 at 13:26

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