Study Guide

Divergent Characters

By Veronica Roth

Beatrice "Tris" Prior

Much like the heroine of a Jane Austen novel, Beatrice Prior ends up learning a lot about herself...

The Prior Family

At the beginning of the novel, Tris's family seem like perfect members of the Abnegation faction....

Tobias "Four" Eaton

Is Four necessary? That might sound like a crazy question; imagine asking "Is Edward Cullen...

Christina

Christina is Tris's first friend really, which is pretty sad if you think about her spending...

Will

Will's our favorite type of character. No matter what the situation, he'll try to make a joke,...

Al

Friends are people who will keep your secrets, laugh with you, and also not dangle you over a...

Eric

If Eric had a soundtrack, it would mostly be this song. If most of the characters in the book...

Peter, Molly, and Drew

Here's a terrible experiment: try to rewrite Divergent with Peter as the hero. Here's the trailer...

Jeanine Matthews

Peter is a bully, Eric is kind of a sociopath, but the real big bad in Divergent is Jeanine...

Minor Characters

It's funny that we don't see a lot of the big bosses in this book. Jeanine shows up once to be...