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Insurgent By Veronica Roth: A Thematic Analysis

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“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breath then you will be successful.” - Eric Thomas. This quote is an exact portrayal of Tris in the novel “Insurgent” by Veronica Roth. There are many themes portrayed throughout the story. These themes have life lessons we can all learn from. A repeating theme that is portrayed is working hard helps you achieve the things you want to accomplish. A different theme, but still highly recognizable, if you have people you love by your side, you’re able to endure most anything. Multiple times both of these themes are shown throughout this novel.

Tris works very hard throughout the entire novel. She is faced with the challenge of defeating herself. Tris states on page 490 “ Which means in order to defeat her I have to think of a way to defeat myself.” Jeanine, Tris`s enemy, has set up a simulation just for Tris. She has to work very hard to overpower the reflection of herself. She has to think clearly. She must calm herself throughout the simulation in which someone she is fighting against looks, thinks and acts just like herself. Tris is mentally and physically challenged beyond her limits. The reflection brings a tough game. It limits the time she has to survive. Therefore, she has the increased sense of death, creeping up on her. It also is physical with Tris. It runs after Tris,
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Love that helps you endure through life’s challenges. Tobias exhibits this very well. On page 59, Tris is injected with peace serum. The serum makes her silly and unable to focus on what's taking place around her. Thankfully, she has Tobias who loves her enough to care for her while the serum is still in effect. Tobias loves her enough to take her to Johanna to make sure that everything is okay. Tobias states on page 62, “Come on. Oh, for God`s sake. I`ll just carry you.” Tris was able to sustain her health through the peace serum, thanks to love shown from
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