She puts Beatrice in a chair and has her drink a blue serum to start the test. Her test administrator, a Dauntless woman named Tori, has a tattoo of a hawk on her neck. Spoilers The synopsis below may give away important plot points. Tris and her friends spy on them. Initiation into this courageous faction involves three stages, and they will be ranked after each one. Tris joins up with Andrew, Caleb, and Marcus: they plan to break into the Dauntless headquarters and shut down the computers that control the soldiers.
The book debuted at number six on The New York Times Children's Chapter Books Best Seller list on May 22, 2011, and remained on the list for 11 weeks. She is born into a family who belongs to Abnegation who value selflessness she does not belong there but agrees her brother, Caleb, does. The four pieces included here—The Transfer, The Initiate, The Son, and The Traitor—plus three additional exclusive scenes, give readers an electrifying glimpse into the history and heart of Tobias, and set the stage for the epic saga of the Divergent trilogy. She warns Tris that she shouldn't have chosen Dauntless as her new faction, because there are people looking for Divergents. Summary: Chapter 2 Classes over, the narrator awaits testing in the cafeteria. Her mother reveals that she is also Divergent before she is killed helping Tris escape. So it's all too appropriate that the film version of the wildly popular young adult novel struggles a bit to assert itself as it seeks to appeal to the widest possible audience.
Also recruited into the cast were as Tori, as Christina, as Caleb, as Peter, as Natalie Prior, as Andrew Prior, and as Eric. Four explains that not all Dauntless initiates will be allowed to enter the faction. The first story, Free Four was published on April 23rd, 2012 in e-book format, the rest of the stories were published as e-books later with the last short story getting released in 2014. But it is your choice! The initiatives, including Tris and Christina, get carried away proudly. When Roth was in high school, she made a major change in her life by deciding to become a Christian. Tori is in a panicked state. Tris is a refreshingly smart and self-possessed 16-year-old protagonist, and readers will fall in love with her leading man right along with her.
Beatrice awakens with a jolt. His natural goodness and inborn selflessness makes her mad. Initiates are forced to face based upon their deepest fears. With her, the way to righting their world might become clear. The constant struggle to decide what to do nags at her. The novel is set in a post-apocalyptic. Beatrice's results contradicted each other, so none of the other three factions are ruled out; she displays equal aptitude for Dauntless, Abnegation, and Erudite.
He has the symbols of each faction on his back. After the kids are all put through a brief history of the test and its origins, she gets up to take the test, monitored by a woman named Tori Maggie Q. Her second simulation has her coming up to her friends, but she is trapped by an invisible wall. In a review of the book and first movie, David Edelstein observed the book's treatment of intellectuals as following a tendency in Christian culture to question and : the intellectual Erudite faction are largely depicted as control-hungry villains pitted against the Abnegation faction, who are depicted as righteous and merciful. With only that information, Beatrice goes home and begins trying to decide which faction she'll chose. During stage three, the initiates are forced to confront all their worst fears in a simulation, but this time everyone knows the scenarios are made up, not just Tris. Late that night, Eric and Four take the initiates to Navy Pier, an abandoned park in the city, to play capture the flag.
He is knowledgeable in fact-based information and bares no ill-will toward Tris as a former Abnegation member, unlike his older sister. This helps Four to fight back against the serum and throw off its effects. She walks behind the trucks and finds her mother had signaled. The theme of choice and identity is established right away; though perhaps the gravity of the choice Beatrice has to make will be more evident in the next few chapters. In the test, Beatrice shows three factions that she belongs in Dauntless who are the soldiers of the city, Abnegation who value selflessness and Erudite who value intelligence.
On the walk back she passes where the factionless people live in poverty. Woodley's Beatrice Prior is a member of the Abnegation alongside her brother, Caleb , and their parents and. After she stops Eric from killing Tobias, Tris gets shot in the shoulder. Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series - dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance. And her dishonesty on the bus ruled out Candor. Only the top ten initiates will become Dauntless members; the rest will fail out and become factionless, forced to live on the streets of the city in poverty.
The Prior kids meet the Erudite leader, Jeanine Matthews Kate Winslet. As a result of her good performance, Tris graduates at the top of the rankings. Analysis In the first three chapters, we are thrown right into Beatrice's world of factions with only little bits of explanation here and there; mostly we learn how things work as Beatrice narrates her daily life. Quietly and generically brooding at first, James reveals more depth and shading to his conflicted character as the story's stakes increase. They kill Eric Eric the Red, meet Eric the Dead so that Jack Kang cannot accede to Jeanine's demands, and then they reclaim the old Dauntless headquarters. She is almost attacked by crows again, but this time, she doesn't jump in the water.
As she prepares to hit him, he lets her go and tells her to choose wisely. And Tris beings to realize being a Divergent has both advantages and disadvantages. Four at last reveals to Tris his true identity: he is Tobias Eaton, son of abusive Abnegation council representative Marcus. In a futuristic, dystopian Chicago, society is organized into five factions. Click on a plot link to find similar books! It also spent 39 weeks on the Times's Children's Paperback Books Best Seller list in 2012, reaching number one. The course of a person's entire life if determined on Choosing Day. It seems like Abnegation do not place as much emphasis on familial love as we do in present day, probably because love can sometimes be seen as selfish.