DivergentTheme: A person's personality and identity are always changing.
"I sneak a look at my reflection when she isn't paying attention - not for the sake of vanity, but out of curiosity. A lot can happen to a person's appearance in three months." (1)
"Dauntless fire and Abnegation stones are both on my left, one in front of my shoulder and one behind. I hold the knife in my right hand and touch the blade to my palm. Gritting my teeth, I drag the blade down. It stings, but I barely notice. I hold both hands to my chest, and my next breath shudders on the way out." (47)
"But I understand now what Tori said about her tattoo representing a fear she overcame - a reminder of where she was, as well as a reminder of where she is now. Maybe there is a way to honor my old life as I embrace my new one. 'Yes,' I say. 'Three of these flying birds.' I touch my collarbone, marking the path of their flight - toward my heart. One for each member of the family I left behind." (90)
"I swear she exists, and she hurts for the repentant boy I see in front of me. But if I saw her, I wouldn’t recognize her. 'Stay away from me,' I say quietly. My body feels rigid and cold, and I am not angry, I am not hurt, I am nothing. I say, my voice low, 'Never come near me again.' Our eyes meet. His are dark and glassy. I am nothing. 'If you do, I swear to God I will kill you,' I say. 'You coward.'" (300)
"We are creatures of loss; we have left everything behind. I have no home, no path, and no certainty. I am no longer Tris, the selfless, or Tris, the brave. I suppose that now, I must become more than either." (487)