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Divergent 3rd Quarter Novel Project


Isa Cirulis

on 8 March 2017

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Transcript of Divergent 3rd Quarter Novel Project

By: Elicia Androne and Isa Cirulis

Beatrice Prior is living in futuristic Chicago, and the society has been divided into five factions since the Purity War. When she turns sixteen, she takes an aptitude test to find the faction in which she will devote the rest of her life. During her test, however, she finds she is not fit for only one faction but in fact three, making her Divergent. Divergence is extremely rare and dangerous. It could get you killed by the government who believes the future belongs to those who know where they belong. On Choosing Day, Beatrice chooses Dauntless and renames herself "Tris". She falls in love with her initiation trainer, Four, and later finds out he is also Divergent. Their Divergence causes issues with the Erudite who want all the Divergent dead and wish to keep their city isolated. Tris struggles to forget her old faction, repeatedly finding herself being selfless and not fitting in. Tris realizes she is not selfless nor brave, she is Divergent.


Beatrice "Tris" Prior
- She is always trying to do the right thing even though it may not benefit her. Tris believes you must be selfless to be brave, and brave to be selfless.


- "'People who get this kind of result are…' She looks over her shoulder like she expects someone to appear behind her. '… are called…
Definition: Straying from another or from a standard- adjective

- "Today is the day of the aptitude test that will show me which of the five
I belong in."
Definition: A small, organized, dissenting group within a larger one, esp. in politics- noun

- "They are used only for the
tests, so I have never been in one before."
Definition: General suitability- adjective

- "'Typically, each stage of the
eliminates one or more of the factions, but in your case, only two have been ruled out.'"
Definition:(computer science) The technique of representing the real world by a computer program- noun

- "I can’t imagine going through my fear landscape in my spare time, like Tobias does. It seemed like bravery to me before, but now it seems more like
Definition: Gratification gained from pain, deprivation, degradation, etc., inflicted or imposed on oneself, either as a result of one’s own actions or the actions of others, especially the tendency to seek this form of gratification- noun

- "Right before we jump down from the car, I see Tobias turn his head in my
and I glance back at him."
Definition: The external boundary of any surface or area- noun

Jeanine Matthews-
On the outside, she seems charming and intelligent, but inside, she thirsts for power and wants to be the leader of the government.
Eric constantly tries to make Tris' life harder. He starts to turn courageous acts of bravery into foolish ones.
Peter Hayes-
At the beginning he calls Tris weak but later becomes threatened by her as she moves up in the rankings.

has some major similarities with
Under A Red Sky
. The themes in each book can also be compared since identity, family, society and class, and power, can all be similarly applied to each novel. Also they are both trying to potentially get somewhere that is unknown to them; Eva and her family are try to Israel, like how Tris wants to someday go and see what is outside the fence.

is all about Tris finding out who she truly is. Tris finds out she is brave and selfless, but in the end she finds out that she can't be only one thing

Family- Tris's family is still important to her even after she joins Dauntless despite the saying "Faction Before Blood".

Society and Class- The leaders of their society try to give the impression that being controlled in a faction and getting told how to live is the best way to live.

Power- In
most of the conflicts arise because other people (Jeanine Matthews) want to be in control. Different factions take power differently.

Veronica Roth, the author of
, was born August 19, 1988, and is currently 25 years old. She was born in New York City, New York and was raised primarily in Barrington, Illinois. Veronica has two older siblings and her parents are divorced. Roth graduated from Barrington High school and after attending Carleton College for one year she transferred to Northwestern University for the writing program. She married Nelson Fitch in 2011. They live in the Chicago area. She has won many Goodreads awards for the
trilogy. Roth continues to fulfill her dream of writing.

Beatrice "Tris" Prior-

is written from Tris's perspective. She finds out she is Divergent during her aptitude test and her whole life changes.
Tobias "Four" Eaton-
Tobias in Tris's initiation instructor in Dauntless. He is called Four after his mere four fears.
Jeanine Matthews
- Jeanine Mathews is the leader of Erudite.
- He is one of the leaders of Dauntless and was an initiate with Four.
Christina, Will, Al
- These people are Tris' best friends. However, relationships change throughout the book; for better or worse.
Peter Hayes
- Peter is described as evil but with an angelic face.
We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another

~Dauntless Manifesto~


My favorite scene in
is when Tris takes control of the simulation. She makes it work in her favor instead of having it be a huge struggle for her. Tris gets rid of her fears by taking action instead of calming down. She shows Dauntless that she is not afraid. They do not control her. She controls them.

Peter Pan
have similar ways of classifying people. In
, there are factions that divide everybody up into five groups. In
Peter Pan
they classify everyone by what they are. Each group in both these books has a specific or distinct way of acting.

My favorite scene in
is when she is the first jumper. This really defines her character for the rest of the book and shows she is actually very brave instead of a weak Stiff which is how many perceive her as. She is constantly referred to as "The First Jumper" for the rest of the book.


This simulation reaches for every fear within you and you must pass through each one to be released from the simulation. You can only advance when you either face your fear or slow your heart rate. This is the last stage of Dauntless initiation and tests your emotional strength. Your goal is to get past it in the least time possible... but you never how your fears can change you.

takes place in Chicago with many of the present day buildings:

Important events in this book take place at the Ferris wheel at Navy Pier, the Hancock building, and the Willis (Sears) Tower.

Despite the similarities to modern day Chicago, their dystopian society has many differences:

An enormous fence guards the city keeping it isolated from other cities.
Much of the book takes place in Dauntless headquarters; many Dauntless live and work here. Tris goes through initiation here.
Erudite headquarters is where Jeanine works and plans to kill the Divergent.


Uriah Pedrad
- Uriah is Tris' friend who is a Dauntless born.
Caleb Prior
-Tris' brother.
Natalie Prior and Andrew Prior
- Tris' parents.
Marcus Eaton
- This man is Tobias' father and leader of Abnegation.
Tori Wu
- Tori monitored many aptitude tests. She taught Tris about being Divergent.
- He is another transfer who becomes exceedingly good at fighting and other Dauntless initiation skills.
Drew and Molly
- These two transfers are Peter's overly jealous accomplices.

Their society determines how you live your life and is extremely controlling, giving the impression you can only be one thing. Tris struggles with her Divergence because she cannot be controlled or told how to act making her a threat to others. Societies like these are very fragile since they are too controlling so they can be destroyed with only one small act of rebellion.
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