The Importance Of Individuality In Divergent By Veronica Roth

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Uncertainty, hate, restriction, all things one would experience in a world where all people were segregated into groups of their choice possibly never seeing their families ever again, and if they chose wrong they were thrown into the slums of the city begging for food. This is what it was like for Beatrice Prior, she wanted to be loyal to her family and stay with them but she was just too different. She took the risk of her life and left everything she knew behind. Did she make the right choice? Or did she put herself in jeopardy? The novel Divergent by Veronica Roth, writes of a dystopian universe with one teenage girl trying to find her place in society. Everyone was divided into factions or groups where they specialized or had their own …show more content…
Everyone made their own group based on why they thought people sinned. For example the selfless Abnegation was created because they believed sin was from the selfishness of others. and the brave Dauntless blamed cowardice and so on. In spite of their good intentions, what they didn't understand was to sin is to live and to explore. Now anyone who has individuality will be killed, “But make no mistake--if they discover what you are, they will kill you” (258 Veronica Roth). The government restricts people so much, they see people like her as a threat. All they were afraid of was making mistakes but this entire organization was a …show more content…
She loved her family and how her people of Abnegation were always helping people and putting others before themselves. However she couldn’t be like her family, always perfectly selfless, no matter how hard she tried. It has always been about her inner struggles, she always acts so differently and sometimes in ways that have no explanation. Her first struggle was the choosing ceremony, to choose her faction. With much difficulty she chose to be with the Dauntless even though she felt like she didn’t really fit in anywhere and the truth was, she really didn’t as it states, “Stand in front of the target” Al’s big hands shake; Anger bubbles in my chest, and bursts from my mouth: “Stop it”(161-162 Veronica Roth). After she spoke up she had to take his place and got knives thrown at her head. People were telling her to be just this one way, either smart, brave, or selfless, but once you choose you always have to be just that. That is how they expected everyone to be, just one trait. When her friend was in trouble not only was she being selfless, she was being brave. Thus, why this is a flawed universe, because nobody is fixed to be one

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