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Who ARE you?
I'm Dauntless you.
The protagonist of Divergent is Beatrice-or Tris- Prior. She is a dynamic, round character. This is because her emotion changes drastically when switching factions and all throughout her time in Dauntless. She is also the one narrating, so we know almost everything about her.
"'Beatrice,' he says looking sternly into my eyes. 'We should think of our family'...'But we must also think of ourselves.' ... 'I just say what I am supposed to say: 'The tests don't have to change our choices.'... 'Don't they, though?'" (Roth 36)
Don't they, though?
The antagonist of this story is Jeanine Matthews. She is a static and flat character. Readers do not know a lot about her, but she is the one who basically destroys the Abnegation faction by brainwashing another.
"I am selfish. I am brave" (Roth 47).
The theme of Divergent is to do what you need to find your identity. Tris was in a faction that she did not feel was right for her. So she had the choice to stay with her family in Abnegation, or bring shame upon her family and choose another faction. Choosing Dauntless was the choice she made which helped her find her true self. She even changed her name to Tris from Beatrice because of this.
"Held secure by the straps, I throw my arms out to the side and pretend like I am flying. I plunge towards the street, which is cracked and follows perfectly the curve of the marsh" (Roth 221).
This quote shows foreshadowing because later, Caleb switches factions because his test shows that he is meant to be in Erudite. In the end, he switches to Erudite showing how foreshadowing takes place.
The tests don't have to change our choices...
It is ironic that an Abnegation-born (such as Tris) would be selfish. The Abnegation are selfless and have many rules. Most of these, Tris breaks early on in the beginning of the book which shows signs of selfishness. This demonstrates that an Abnegation-born can be selfish when it goes against what they believe.
A part of the book that has imagery is when Tris and a few other Dauntless members go zip lining off of the top of the Hancock building. Through the quote, readers can step into Tris's shoes as she is zip lining towards the street.