Tris is the main character and narrator of the story. She is a strong-willed sixteen year old who despises being seen as an incapable person. She is born into the Abnegation faction, but she eventually transfers into the Dauntless faction. During initiation, Tris learns she is not selfish and that there are people she would die for. She has to be cautious about what she does and hide the fact that she is divergent.