Divergent Argument Essay

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When ideas are created, they are just thoughts; yet no one ever knows just how extreme those thoughts can become. In the book Divergent, written by Veronica Roth, there are many ideas that cross the line of good and bad. A good idea has become extreme when the outcome has a negative influence on people or a civilization. Paragraph 1: The main idea that went to the extreme and created a rubber band effect is the idea of having factions. There are five factions; Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Erudite, and Dauntless. Factions can be described as small villages inside one giant civilization, except each one has it’s own set of rules. For Abnegation, their rules are “ 1. to refuse or deny oneself (some rights, conveniences, etc.); reject; renounce. …show more content…
(Undaunted: courageously resolute, especially in the face of danger or difficulty; not discouraged.)” (Roth, Bonus Materials 29). The Dauntless want to get rid of their fears, to become fearless. So, if someone has set a role model for becoming fearless, why not follow in their footsteps? That is the goal, no matter how dangerous it could be, or the consequences it will have. Everyone in that room will want to look up to the main role model who demonstrates the goal. It’s about “everyone watching! Everyone who now sees hurling themselves into the chasm as a viable option. I mean, why not do it if everyone will remember your name?” (Roth 310). There is an initiate by the name of Al, and he attempted suicide by jumping over the railing into the chasm, and succeeded. Eric, the leader of the Dauntless, said that it was an act of fearlessness. The leader of the Dauntless just told everyone in that room that if they want to become fearless, to do what Al just did. If this is the example set for the Dauntless to become fearless, then that means that everyone will want to commit suicide just to see who will become the role model. If people actually follow through with

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