“There is one mirrorr in my house... I sneak a look at my reflection when she isn’t paying attention- not for the sake of vanity, but out of curiosity.”
“The tests begin after lunch.He knows where he belongs... i have tried to explain to him that my instincts aren’t the same as him’
In the opening chapter,Verinoca Roth(the author) introduces us to a character. From this quote the reader understands how a mirror is a luxury to the character as her “faction” only allows her to look at it every three months. Because there is only one mirror it may mean that her faction and society she lives in do not have access to mirrors. The introduction sets us up for the rest of the story.
In the next chapter, Beatrice Prior ( we know the name now) and her brother Caleb have their aptitude tests for the faction which they go into. Beatrice is not allowed to ask her brother about his tests as it is a secret but lots of people will know Caleb’s Faction. Then Beatrice is finally in for her test.
During the next scene Beatrice meets Tori, who tells her to take a suspicious liquid. She does and ends up passing out. when she wakes up a woman lets in a snarling dog and because there is a young girl in the room, Beatrice is brave and jumps infront of the girl but then realises the dog is friendly.