Veronica Roth Asks, Do You Have What it Takes to Be Divergent? in the Book Insurgent

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In our society we are lucky to have so many choices about how we live. We can be smart yet still respect others, we can be brave yet still sincere. In the second book, Insurgent, from the dystopian series Divergent, the people are not as lucky and do not have choices. Veronica Roth wrote this science fiction book showing a futuristic look at Chicago, in which people are placed into factions (groups) based on certain characteristics and an aptitude test that they are forced to take when they turn sixteen. The main character is Tris, who falls under the category of divergent, meaning that she belongs in more than one faction. People like her have to keep the secret of being divergent or else they would be in danger of being killed. As I…show more content…
In our society we are lucky to have so many choices about how we live. We can be smart yet still respect others, we can be brave yet still sincere. In the second book, Insurgent, from the dystopian series Divergent, the people are not as lucky and do not have choices. Veronica Roth wrote this science fiction book showing a futuristic look at Chicago, in which people are placed into factions (groups) based on certain characteristics and an aptitude test that they are forced to take when they turn sixteen. The main character is Tris, who falls under the category of divergent, meaning that she belongs in more than one faction. People like her have to keep the secret of being divergent or else they would be in danger of being killed. As I mentioned before, Insurgent is book two in this dystopian series. To recap Divergent, there are five factions in this society: Candor (honesty), Abnegation (selfless-ness), Erudite (knowledge), Dauntless (bravery), and Amity (sincerity). Each one stands for a certain trait, and for example if you are placed in dauntless then you are to only be brave not selfless or honest. You are only and always expected to be brave. In turn, most dauntless are conceived as cunning and mean. There are few people who have more than one of the five faction characteristics, but they have to hide the secret of being what they call “Divergent” because people try to kill the divergent or kick them out of their faction. They believe they do not fully belong to

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