Divergent Book Reflection Essay

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In the book, Divergent by Veronica Roth, the main character, Tris, chooses a different faction and goes through changes in her life that she never thought she would have to go through. The main theme that stood out in the book was change. Change can make you question where you belong-Change can be affected by what other people think of you-change can shape you to become a better person. In the book the author showed change by comparing Tris to a child, when she was not like one. On page 173 another character said that Tris was like a child but later to the same person she proved herself to be better. This shows change because Tris proved herself to be better than people thought she was before and changed herself to be like a different…show more content…
¨She's going to edge you out of your rankings and out of dauntless...¨ pg 268. This shows change because if change is a part of how you affect other people, the Tris is affecting the people around her by making them think that she is now threatening their positions in their ranks. This shows that she is affecting the people around her by the changes that are happening to her. Change can shape you to become a better person. ¨Next to the number one is my picture and name, a weight in my chest lifts. I didn't realize was there until it was gone, and I didn't have the feeling anymore.¨ Pg 413. This shows change because if change to Tris is now becoming a better person than she has. I think that is why the author said a weight lifted in her chest, when she found out she was in first place because she has changed herself to get where she is now. ¨Abnegation and Dauntless are both broken… I am no longer Tris, the selfless, or Tris, the brave. I suppose that now, I must become more than either.¨ pg 487. This shows that Tris has changed because it says that both the factions are gone so now she must become more than selfless or brave. I think this shows change in Tris because now she has to become someone who she was not before, to be able to live now that her world is different. That shows she is a better person because she can put that bad things that happened in her past away and make a new life
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