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
Tris however was not the only dauntless member that was divergent. A man named Four which was one of the leaders in dauntless was also divergent. Four was just a nickname Tobias was Four’s real name. Tobias was nicknamed Four because he could pass simulations within four minutes
Tris has never really felt at home in Abnegation so she switches to Dauntless. Normally this would not be so harsh on her family, but her only brother also switches to another faction called Erudite leaving her parents with no family within Abnegation. This is Tris’s first betrayal and it makes her very guilty. After the choosing ceremony each faction goes through its own initiation. For Dauntless, the initiates must jump off a building in order to enter the compound. Generally the first jumper is a Dauntless born, but Tris is brave enough to go
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.
While breaking into Erudite on their mission, Tris had to go through a simulation and when she walked into the room, the room announced who she was, “Beatrice Prior, second generation. Faction of origin: Abnegation. Selected faction: Dauntless. Confirmed Divergent.” (Roth 488). This quote shows that when Tris walked into the room and the room knew her identity, she knew that it was true, Tris knew that she was divergent and also will be. She also knew that she chose Dauntless and that is her faction at heart, but she will always remember that she was born and raised in Abnegation. A second way Tris wants to find out about identity is at the end of the book, when another character named Edith Prior shows up in the story. Tris wants to find out who she is and if she is related to her. The last way Tris finds out more about her identity is when she realizes that she has lied, kept secrets from and and gone behind Tobias back. Tris probably didn’t realize before that she is living a bunch of lies and had kept secrets from Tobias. Tris was seen as a threat and a traitor. This proves that she now knows that she should be more open about things and tell the truth. Ultimately, Tris knows she is divergent and that is what makes her special. She also want to figure out who Edith Prior is, she may be related to her. Lastly, Tris learns that she should tell truth so she won’t be seen as a threat, and so that
People live day to day struggling with identifying who or what they want to be. People allow parents, peers, friends, and even the media dictate what makes them unique. Identity is something that makes one person different from the next. Though it may take longer for certain people to understand that, it is a conclusion that one has to come to in time. People allow norms to stop them from being exactly who they are. We were all given a different identity so we could fully embrace the world head on. The time has come for people to stop letting outside forces like names, race, social identity, handicap, and gender determine who they are. One should identify who they are and never let any opposing forces get into the way of what they have to offer the
The faction you choose defines you more than anything else does. Tris was confronted with two choices: stay with her family in Abnegation, where she grew up or move to another faction and start anew. Despite the fact that her aptitude test was inconclusive, she picks Dauntless in light of the fact that she feels it will allow herself to find her identity. Upon choosing Dauntless her bravery naturally begins to develop, but she encounters some other changes as well. Tris forges friendships and relationships central to her identity, with people who bring out the best in her. This gives her a sense of belonging and instead of being perceived as an outcast because of her divergence, she gains many friendships. By the end of the novel, she is fully aware of herself as Divergent - someone who does not fit in or belong, but who cannot be controlled. The events toward the end of the novel underline who Tris has been - considerate - and who she wants to become - dauntless. Divergent places huge importance on coming to terms with your identity and belonging, furthermore, at last, Tris acknowledges that she will never fit perfectly anywhere; and she must form her own pathway through her own
The movie Divergent is based on the novel by Veronica Roth. The book and film takes place in future Chicago where there are five factions; Dauntless, Abnegation, Erudite, Amity, and Candor. People in future Chicago take a test to determine what faction is most like them. If multiple factions are the result of the test, then it is determined that the person is Divergent. This is a rare story of Beatrice Prior’s experience as being Divergent and surviving in the Dauntless community.
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.
Identity, is not a tangible thing; however, it is always there either lifting people up or pulling people down. This can haunt people so much so that they are constantly on the run from themselves. This is seen in Thornhillever changing identity, almost never providing him with contented. London, is the place where Thornhill’s sense of self is satisfied momentarily but then brutally stolen from him. He is constantly yearning for his identity whilst in the colony of Sydney and later the farmland of the Hawkesbury. Upon his reflection on what he has done to become who he is; the identity of Thornhill is forever stained resulting in him never being contented with.
Tris and Four are very similar in the way they act, talk, and their background in the book. In the book they both switched out of Abnegation to join the faction of Dauntless. This is a very rare occasion for someone to switch out of abnegation, which is why t is a very important aspect that is similar. Dauntless are trained to be the attackers, not afraid of anything, Abnegation is supposed to me kind and generous, and because Tris has not been through dauntless initiation and four has been they are not the same at this moment. Although if you compared Tris to four when four was going through initiation, they would be at about the same level. During initiation the two of them also got tattoos, which was very hard for both of them,
Tris come to the realization out she is ?Divergent?, which means that not only does she has the skills of Dauntless and Abnegation but that she has the skills of all the factions. Tris has the traits of Abnegation, Dauntless, Erudite, Candor who believes ?dishonesty makes evil possible. Truth makes us inextricable.? (West, Web), and Amity who believes ?Trust. Self Sufficiency. Forgiveness. Kindness.? (West, Web). The superior, Jeanine sees Tris as a threat to the society. Jeanine believes that someone who is divergent is a risk to the society and the order that they have placed already. In their quote it states, ?Intelligence must be used for the benefit of society, and by this it could mean that the capturing of someone who is divergent will benefit the society in every way possible. The divergent won?t cause disorder, overturn of the society, or danger if they are
Her personality makes her vulnerable to manipulate and be taken advantage of. Tris had the opportunity to change her faction or choose the faction she was born into. So, Tris had her destiny in her own hands. She was raised Abnegation but at the choosing ceremony, she made a bold decision to change the path that was paved for her and decided to convert to Dauntless as her new faction. By changing her faction, Tris made herself impotent in her environment.
She was a divergent, a person who overcomes each faction and doesn’t fit into any of them. She has to pick her future based on a gut feeling. In this case, the quester is Beatrice and the place to go is Dauntless. Tris has been following the Dauntless, watching their every move, intrigued by them and secretly admiring their every move (reason to go). Once Tris officially puts her future in the hands of Dauntless, she will soon learn the challenges that will block her in the path. As Foster said in his novel How to Read Literature like a Professor, “The real reason for a quest is always self-knowledge. That’s why questers are so often young, inexperienced, immature, sheltered” (Foster 3). There were dozens of challenges that Tris was going to face. If she didn’t make it through three steps of training/initiation, she would become factionless, simply put, homeless. Homeless for the rest of her life because once you choose your faction, there is no coming
Instead of showing characteristics from just her new faction (Dauntless) or her old faction (Abnegation), Tris tends to show characteristics from other factions too such as Erudite. Her response to the dog in her aptitude test was considered intelligent and courageous because of the fact that she did not run in fear of getting attacked. Instead, she leaned down and was nice to the dog. In the Dauntless manifesto it states; “We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another” and that is exactly what Tris did in two situations throughout the book. (Roth pg. 47) The Abnegation inside her shined through when she chose to jump on the visious dog to save the inoccent little girl who's intention was only to pet the dog. The second situation was when she stood up for Al and took his place in front of the target while Four threw knives. She did this because she believed that anyone can stand in front of a target and that it does not prove anything. After all, she did reveal this