Divergent by Veronica Roth Essay

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There are many great leaders in the world today, though many don’t know what it is that makes them great leaders. In the novel Divergent, by Veronica Roth, leadership is not just shown through the main protagonist, but also through the other characters. Four is a character in the book that possesses great leadership skills. He’s dependable and provides good advice, especially to Tris who gets in a lot of troublesome situations. The qualities that make a successful leader are keeping a level head, and being ready to protect other individuals around you no matter what it may cost you. The ability to keep a level head is necessary in order to become a successful leader. For example, in chapter 16 of Divergent, Tris consoles Edward after he…show more content…
In order to be a successful leader, one must be ready to give or do anything to ensure the safety of others. For instance, in chapter 13, Tris takes Al’s place when he has to stand at the target and let knives get thrown at him. “The last thing I want to do is stand in front of that target, but I can’t back don now.”(Roth 208). Even though Tris was reluctant about taking Al’s place, she showed good leadership skills by risking her own life to save someone else’s. Another great example of this is in chapter 25.”I dart in front of him and the belt cracks against my wrist, wrapping around it.”(Roth 412) In this quote Tris takes Tobias’s place during his fear landscape. She does it to protect him, though she could have just stood there and let him get hit. She quickly reacts and sacrifices herself, she as ready to do anything to protect him. These things are done often by world leaders; they have to be prepared to protect others. Though possessing this quality sounds dangerous it is very important for a successful leader to have. They are the people others look up to and expect to keep them from harm. Sometimes to protect others world leaders have to throw their own lives on the line, even if it could mean the end of them. Many great leaders’ today possess qualities that make them successful leaders, such as keeping calm, or being ready to protect others. Being able to stay calm in a situation is a major
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