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Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
A Futuristic, Dystopian ChicagoIf you've ever been to Chicago, you'll recognize the landmarks of the city, though they've all been tweaked a bit:When the Dauntless go to play Capture the Flag paint...
Narrator Point of View
First Person (Central Narrator): Beatrice "Tris" PriorThey could've just titled this book "Beatrice" considering how tightly the story is told from her perspective. (To be fair, it is titled Diverg...
Young Adult Literature, Dystopian Literature, AdventureYoung Adult LiteratureNot only is Tris a young adult, but also she's dealing with some classic issues of young adulthood: choosing a life path...
Simple (Tris-style) Stream of Consciousness, Straightforward with some HesitancyTris Thoughts "Stream of consciousness" is when we get the unfiltered thoughts of some character. Usually, that's a p...
What's Up With the Title?
Divergent isn't the kind of word you throw around every day. When was the last time you said, "Hey, we're going over to Andrew's house to be divergent"? Probably never. Because divergent is a sligh...
What's Up With the Ending?
Can You Say Cliffhanger? After Tris ruins Jeanine's plan to use the Dauntless against the Abnegation (and has evidence of that plan), Tris and friends jump on a train heading out towards the Amity...
(3) Base Camp The hardest part of this book is probably the word "Abnegation," but you'll get used to it. Exposure therapy and all that jazz. Tris mostly tells her story in plain-jane prose. For in...
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