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Characters

Meet the Cast

Beatrice "Tris" Prior

Much like the heroine of a Jane Austen novel, Beatrice Prior ends up learning a lot about herself and her world over the course of the novel. Plus she learns how to fire a gun and beat people up. J...

The Prior Family

At the beginning of the novel, Tris's family seem like perfect members of the Abnegation faction. But soon enough, that all falls to pieces and their family unit is ripped to shreds.Hmm. Maybe they...

Tobias "Four" Eaton

Boyfriends: Necessary or Useless?Is Four necessary? That might sound like a crazy question; imagine asking "Is Edward Cullen necessary in Twilight?" Or "Is Peeta necessary in The Hunger Games ...

Christina

Just the Facts: ChristinaChristina is Tris's first friend really, which is pretty sad if you think about her spending sixteen years without one. Christina's a transfer from Candor, so she tells the...

Will

Tris's "Funny" FriendWill's our favorite type of character. No matter what the situation, he'll try to make a joke, even if most of his jokes aren't funny or nice. Will is originally from Erudite,...

Al

Tris's Not-Really-A-Friend FriendFriends are people who will keep your secrets, laugh with you, and also not dangle you over a potentially fatal fall into a rushing river in an underground chasm. A...

Eric

If Eric had a soundtrack, it would mostly be this song. If most of the characters in the book serve as foils for Tris (because, uh, it's her book), Eric serves as a foil for Four: they are similar...

Peter, Molly, and Drew

Here's a terrible experiment: try to rewrite Divergent with Peter as the hero. Here's the trailer we're thinking of: There's heroic Peter, the brave bully, with his lifelong dream of hurting people...

Jeanine Matthews

Mastermind—Emphasis on MindPeter is a bully, Eric is kind of a sociopath, but the real big bad in Divergent is Jeanine Matthews. Why? Because she's smart one. We hear about Jeanine a long time be...

Minor Characters

MaxIt's funny that we don't see a lot of the big bosses in this book. Jeanine shows up once to be both logical and evil ("I want to find out what happens when someone drowns, so I'll drown this Tri...
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