Four then has them play capture the flag with paintball guns. That night, Tris is sleeping with Four, when Evelyn appears in the doorway. The Erudite are the serious-minded scholars who wear conservative, dark blue. A Dauntless girl, Rita, is screaming and looking over the edge of the roof at another Dauntless girl who did not make the jump and is lying motionless on the ground far below. Even the Dauntless aren't safe. Club members also get access to our members-only section on RogerEbert. Sixteen-year-old Tris Prior lives in a society divided into five factions.
I mean, at one point, when a character asks for her forgiveness, she coldly refuses. Eric, on the other hand, is more punitive with the initiates, and appears to have a cruel streak. After some hesitation, Beatrice chooses Dauntless. In the fighting that follows, Tris learns that her mother, who used to be in Dauntless, is also Divergent; Tris must kill her friend Will, who is trapped in the simulation, so still behaving as an enemy soldier; and Tris watches her father get shot and die. Now a full-time writer, Ms.
They are Abnegation which is in control of the government, Dauntless which is in charge of security both inside the city and at the city walls, Amity which is the faction that grows most of the food and fills the role of caregivers, Erudite which is in charge of education and research, and Candor which is in control of law and justice. The novel ends with a large rebellion led by the Erudite. Stuff mum says is almost immediately forgotten, and feelings are behind every decision — for good or for ill. At times he seems almost cruel and tyrnat-like. We find out that all political leaders are Abnegation because their faction is regarded as incorruptible.
Values: Peacefulness, Kindness Beliefs: Living in peace with one another, against aggression, kind, loving and free. The critic aggregating sites and both noted the films mixed reviews. In Stage 2 of the training, those from Dauntless families are now training alongside those who transferred in. 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. She knows a suspicious amount about the Dauntless compound, which leads Tris to believe that her mother may have originally been Dauntless. Soldiers capture Tris and Tobias and bring them to Jeanine, the mastermind behind the mind control scheme.
He claims it is selfless of him to allow his sister to risk herself for the good of many. Caleb once displayed himself as the true form of Abnegation. Then, Tris figures out that the Erudite faction wants to overthrow the Abnegation government. Select a title to see its linked publication history and general information. Two Dauntless Trainers Eric and Four are the two main trainers of the Dauntless recruits. Soon after, Eric and his fleet arrive to test all the occupants for Divergence.
Tori is the tattoo artist of the Dauntless compound. Beatrice manages to survive the initiation process but uncovers a plot hatched by the Erudite to use the Dauntless to overthrow the Abnegation. There are new friends like Al, Will, and Christina; new enemies like Peter and his evil minions; and new teachers, like the scary Eric and the hot Four. Eric is the primary antagonist; brutal, cruel, and murderous. Together, they manage to infiltrate the compound and make their way to the computer room, but not before Andrew dies protecting Tris.
Beatrice has a difficult time making her decision, but ultimately chooses Dauntless. Visiting Day arrives, and Tris's mother comes to visit her in her new faction. Initiates are forced to face based upon their deepest fears. Initiation day comes, and Tris goes through her final assessment, a simulation containing each one of her fears that she must conquer, one after another. Several characters die: one commits suicide by throwing himself off a ledge into rapids; one falls by accident in the gap between a train and a roof; and others are shot dead during an armed ambush. Calm Four encourages Tris to use her upbringing's focus on selflessness to be even more courageous.
Three Stages of Training Stage 1 of Dauntless training involves learning to handle guns and knives and to fight other recruits. 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. The entire system, predicated on five character traits, seems like a flimsy, silly contrivance — how could any one person, with their myriad emotions and experiences, be reduced to a single quality to abide by for the rest of their lives? Soon, Dauntless traitors arrive at Amity looking for the refugees, and Tris escapes the camp. Throughout the story there are a lot of intense, emotional, and exciting events that happen. Beatrice's mother says that she heard there was a problem with one of the aptitude tests and the results had to be reported verbally due to the student getting sick.