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Divergent Book Report

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Jett Hollister

on 4 June 2013

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Divergent By Veronica Roth Presentation by Jett Hollister Author Information Veronica Roth was born on August 19, 1988. She is the writer of both the book Divergent and Insurgent. She was raised in Barrington, Illinois and wrote Divergent when she was supposed to be doing school work at Northwestern University. Setting The setting of Divergent takes place in a futuristic Chicago, divided into five factions. They are Abnegation (selflessness), Dauntless (bravery), Erudite (knowledge), Candor (honesty), and Amity (peace). The story constantly mentions 'The Spire',which is the Sears Tower (the large black skyscraper. Beatrice Prior (a.k.a Tris) Beatrice Prior is a Dauntless transfer from Abnegation. Tris is Divergent, which is when someone has traits from multiple factions, and not just one. She is curious, proud, and brave almost to a fault. She has blonde hair and blue eyes, like her mother and father. Tobias (Four) Eaton Tobias, like Tris, is a Dauntless transfer from Abnegation. His nickname is Four because he only has four fears in the fear simulation, which is unheard of. He too, is Divergent. He trains Dauntless initiates, including Tris. He brave and precise, but can be receded and shy. Secondary Characters Andrew Prior: Tris' father who is Erudite-born but transferred to Abnegation and works as a politician. Natalie Prior: Tris' mother who is Dauntless-born and Divergent but transferred to Abnegation for safety. Christina: A Dauntless initiate who is a close friend of Tris during initiation. Christina is Candor-born. Will: Also a Dauntless initiate that befriends Tris during initiation. He is Candor-born. Jeanine Matthews: The Erudite leader who is trying to start a war against Abnegation using simulations to manipulate Dauntless' minds. Plot Diagram Jeanine Matthews activates a simulation controlling every person in the Dauntless faction. She uses her mind-controlled soldiers to kill the innocent Abnegation citizens. But, Tris and Tobias aren't under the simulation because they are Divergent, making them immune to them. They are captured by the Dauntless leaders when trying to escape. Jeanine uses a more powerful simulation to control Tobias and succeeds. He is sent back to the Dauntless base to oversee the simulation by Jeanine. Jeanine puts Tris in a water chamber in an attempt to drown her, but Tris' mother saves her. Her and her mother escape, but her mother dies trying to protect Tris. Tris, accompanied by her father and brother, get to the Dauntless compound to shut off the simulation. On her way to the control room, a soldier shoots and kills her father. Tris encounters Tobias in the control room but is able to override his simulation. They turn off the simulation. Tris, along with her brother, Tobias, and some Abnegation citizens escape to the Amity headquarters and hide from the Erudite trying to kill the Abnegation. Tris and her friends are safe for now, but not for long. Tris places first in the initiation ranks and is accepted into Dauntless. Four tells Tris his real name is Tobias. Beatrice Prior lives with her brother, Caleb, her mother, and her father. The city is divided into five factions, decided on Aptitude Test results. They live in the Abnegation faction. The setting is in futuristic Chicago, determined by its advances in technology, ruin, etc. Beatrice takes the Aptitude Test and is determined by her tester that she is Divergent (has a result for more than one faction). Her tester decides to manually enter her results because when Divergents are discovered, they are killed. Beatrice, at the Choosing Ceremony, transfers to Dauntless. Also, Caleb transfers to Erudite, separating both children from their born factions. Beatrice gives herself the nickname 'Tris' to better hide her Abnegation background. She meets Christina and Will during initiation. She starts a relationship with Four, her instructor. Character Analysis Beatrice Prior Beatrice Prior begins the story as a girl who is very quiet and believes she is not selfless, like her Abnegation family. In the Abnegation faction, Beatrice persistently attempts to be selfless, the main quality of Abnegation, but to no avail.
Her personality completely changes when she transfers to the Dauntless faction. She becomes braver, bolder, and more confident in herself. She even finds herself taking great risks for others, without even thinking of her own troubles. Her new found way of thinking often brings her close to death at times. So, overall, Beatrice Prior changes from a quiet, receded girl into a brave and confident girl who is almost selfless enough to be considered reckless. Recommendation I would recommend this book because its deeply structured plot and suspense kept me turning the pages. The suspense of the story kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next. Divergent is a great novel and experience alike. References http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veronica_Roth http://www.epicreads.com/authors/veronica-roth/327/ http://www.divergentfans.com/thecharacters
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