“Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you.” This is my favorite quote from the popular book written by Galye Foreman in 2009, and then later created into a movie in 2014 called if I stay. The story about Mia, the 17 year old high school student who plays the cello and is totally obsessed with classical music. After a tragic car accident, she gets the rare opportunity to reflect on her entire life. Mia begins to have an out-of-body experience where she becomes separated from her body and is conscious to hear and see everything going on around her. As each event unfolds, Mia reflects on the past’s years with her family. Eventually, Mia’s projected body grows weary and she knows it’s time to make a decision. Return to her body and fight, or let herself slip away
The first scene being discussed in this essay will be when Beatrice has to go through her aptitude test. At this time, in the movie, Beatrice was thrown into a
My two novels, Divergent and The Maze Runner, have many similarities that I would like to discuss. Firstly, both novels focused on being thrust into a brand new world that the characters were not used to. Thomas(The Maze Runner protagonist)started off the book with him waking up inside of a cargo box, traveling upwards at an incredibly high speed, and with only the memory of his name. When Tris decided to join the Dauntless, she immediately had to adapt and change, from jumping from trains and buildings to fighting someone until submission or decommission. To add onto that, despite being both unfamiliar with their new lives, they were able to adapt fairly quickly with Tris being first in the second and third round of initiation, and
Divergent depicted a teenage girl's experiences in a society where social norms and identity was essential to survival. Also, people unorthodox to their pledged social class were executed. Beatrice Prior, the female protagonist was classified as a divergent, dictating her fate as a Dauntless faction member. Divergents were immune to systematic approaches to propagandize a faction's values. Consequently, divergent faction members were dreaded for an insurgence against their government. Meanwhile, Beatrice was uncertain of the affiliation in which she belonged to. Roth wrote "I feel like someone breathed new air into my lungs. I am not Abnegation. I am not Dauntless. I am Divergent." -Beatrice. Since divergent people were adept in controlling
The book Divergent, written by Veronica Roth, tells a story of a young girl named Beatrice ‘Tris’ Prior who struggles to live under the government’s ruling because she is what everyone calls ‘Divergent’; Someone who does not fit anywhere. The futuristic, dystopian Chicago is what everyone believes to be the last society in existence following a great world war. The society is organized into five factions, each having specific values to help support the society. There is Abnegation, which values selflessness, Amity, valuing peace, Erudite, which values knowledge, Candor, valuing honesty, and Dauntless, which values bravery. Childs are raised in the faction they were born in by their parents, but at the
Divergent is a dystopian novel that takes place in a futuristic Chicago. The setting also looks like a perfect Utopia, but as you go on reading you find out that it has a lot of problems. In the novel there was a war that was caused by differences in people's ideologies. The war caused Chicago to be divided into five factions. Each faction has a virtue which they value and cultivate. The five factions are Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Dauntless, and Erudite. The Abnegation faction values selflessness, the Amity peace, the Candor honesty, the Dauntless bravery, and the Erudite intelligence. Throughout the novel the main character is Tris which was born in Abnegation and chose to go to the Dauntless faction. Chicago in the novel is governed by a group of people from
The main character in the book Divergent is a girl named Beatrice. Beatrice is developed throughout the book by having to do things that push her out of her comfort zone. Beatrice was born in the faction of Abnegation, where everything is simple and alike. Abnegation values selflessness, but Beatrice doesn’t feel like she is selfless. She decides to change to the faction of Dauntless, who values courage. Beatrice has to do things like jump off trains, and fight people to show she is courageous. She decides to start going byTris, because Beatrice won’t fit in with the dauntless. When Beatrice makes the decision to be a dauntless she says “My fathers eyes burn into mine with a look of accusation’. This is because it was selfish of
A common answer to a question people are always debating over is whether the book or the movie is better. So which one is better, the Divergent book or the Divergent movie? When comparing and contrasting the Divergent book and the movie based off of the book, you notice there are some features that are the same, and some features that are different. Some examples of these features are the details, the process, and the accuracy.
The book divergent was about a girl name Beatrice Prior lives in a future version of Chicago where there are five distinct factions which is each factions thinks one virtue is best. Dauntless is bravery, Erudite is love and knowledge, Abnegation is pro-self-sacrifice, Amity is hearts and friendships, and lastly Candor is into telling it like it is. However at the age of 16 you'll be deciding what faction that'll determine your life’s course this is required every people that'll reach 16 will have to do this.
Both the societies of THG and Divergent similarly tried to minimize the problems in their world. This is the illusion of goodness, to the fact that they have ‘solved’ all problems, they have used the segregation of their people using physical boundaries, keeping their people divided or the unknown away.As the mayor is recalling the events of the past, he says that "The result was Panem, a shining Capitol ringed by thirteen districts, which brought peace and prosperity to its citizens." This uses a metaphor to emphasize and exaggerate that the "shining" Capitol is surrounded and followed by the other separate 13 districts. With the illusion that Panem the Capitol is the greatest and has saved them (the other districts) and shows how the land of Panem has segregated their people, of high and low classes. While Beatrice is getting ready for her aptitude test she says that it will help her choose "... which of the five factions I belong in. ... I will decide the rest of my life; I will decide to stay with my family or to abandon them. The repetition of the word f "I will decide" gives an insight and illusion that she is able to decide her destiny and that she is not controlled by the governing ways , you can also find segregation of her to her family, this quote also
The similar things that happen in the book and the movie were they went to the movies. Dally was bothering Cherry. Johnny told Dally to stop bothering Cherry. Dally went to get them a soda but Cherry was incredulous looks at Dally and threw the soda at him. Dally left and Ponyboy asks Cherry why are you not scared of us. Cherry said because you guys dont scared anyone. Cherry asked them they want to sit beside them. Then Cherry asked Ponyboy if they wanted to get some popcorn. They go to eat with Dally but when they come back the church was burning.
In life, each person, book, movie, and much more contains a worldview or outlook on life as a whole. Lao Tzu states that a worldview is, “When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When people see some things as good, other things become bad.” Despite the fact that most people, movies, books, and other components in life do not realize that they have a worldview, in reality, they actually do. One specific example of an element in society that contains a worldview, is the action-filled and world-renowned book entitled Divergent. This specific element contains a striking plotline, worldview, and purpose in order to catch the attention of people around the world.
Veronica Roth’s dystopian series, Divergent, takes place in a futuristic Chicago, where society is divided into five factions. Beatrice, an Abnegation born, is what they call Divergent, meaning that she does not fit into any one faction. She transfers to Dauntless and begins to find out the many secrets being kept from the citizens. Tris soon realizes that the factions are not all what they claim to be. Dauntless is turning into a ruthless army, Erudite into a greedy faction wanting power, and Candor has been lying by hiding unknown facts from the other factions. One theme that develops throughout this series is this: A utopian society does not exist, even if there was a good idea to start out with, corruption will always occur.
Divergent is a movie (and book), that takes place in a dystopian future. The society that these people live in are divided into five factions: Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the brave), Abnegation (the selfless), Amity (the kind), and Erudite (the intelligent). The main character, Beatrice Prior, is from Abnegation. Once an individual reaches adulthood, they have to take an aptitude test which helps them determine which faction they truly are. Once the test reveals their true faction, they get the option to stay with their current faction, or leave and join a new faction. Once they choose their faction at the Choosing Ceremony, they must commit to that faction for life. Beatrice has
Neil Burger’s film ‘Divergent’ and James Dasher’s novel ‘The Maze Runner’ are both set in a futuristic post-apocalyptic era with each main character being tested in order to find the right path to freedom. Both texts types share the themes of Bravery and Identity. The main characters are both strong, persistent and considered to be different to the rest. With the two different journeys to save the world and the main characters going through their own personal struggle, it offers a three stage journey: before, during and after war. With the use of current perspective of futuristic time exploration is used to create an image that is portrayed through the use of language and stylistic features within both the novel and film.