Science Essay

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Review of Divergent

Divergent by Veronica Roth is a science/ futuristic fiction set in a dystopian Chicago, in a society which is divided into five factions, each is dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family or being who she really is Dauntless - she can't have both. So she makes the choice Dauntless that surprises everyone, including 16 year old Beatrice Prior.

Another theme seen throughout Divergent is the expectation of uniformity among the members of each faction. Within each faction, members, both adults and children, are expected to dress and act a certain way in order to conform to the faction’s beliefs. Members of Candor are expected to be completely forthright and honest with everyone, regardless of the consequences; members of Abnegation are to be completely selfless, never taking their personal well-being into account in decision making, even if it means their death; members of Dauntless are meant to be fearless and hardy, and sometimes even merciless; members of Erudite are required to be in constant pursuit of knowledge; and members of Amity are supposed to keep the peace in any and all situations at all costs. The expectation…