Divergent Anti Hero Essay

1437 WordsMar 10, 20156 Pages
Amanda Schnur ENG3U1 Ms. Kidd y-03-18 A Female Anti-Hero In the movie “Divergent” directed by Neil Burger, the central character Beatrice, shows many different characteristics of being an anti-hero. Beatrice Prior otherwise known as Tris is the main protagonist character and the narrator of the film. She is a strong willed 16 year old who lives in a society divided into groups called factions, based on individual human virtues. With her coming of age, she must now choose one of the factions to live in for the rest of her life, Abnegation (selfless), Erudite (intelligent), Candor (honest), Amity (peaceful) or Dauntless (brave). The definition of an anti-hero would be the main or central character in a story, movie or play who does not…show more content…
Tris does this because if the leader found out about her being Divergent, they would kill her so she does not “bend” the rules. Tris is disappointed in herself at the beginning of the film because she believes that she is not worthy of finding a faction and does not know where she belongs in society. “Everyone knows where they belong, except for me” (Burger 2014) This is significant to the story because it lets the viewers have an insight into Tris not being “normal” and gives us a heads up that she is different from the rest. The movie lacks foreshadowing, as we are not evident at first of Tris challenging all of societies beliefs. As the movie unfolds, you can start to put two and two together, connecting the dots to see that Tris is Divergent, she will not ever fit into any group. She does not follow the rules, she does not believe what others tell her and she does what she thinks is right and not what is expected of her. Signs of anti-heroism are also shown in Tris when she is misunderstood by society. Many of times in the film, you could see the other characters becoming jealous and threatened by Tris because of how well she does and her she accomplishments. When Tris was in the simulation and finishes in three minutes, finishing before everyone
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