Divergent is the debut novel of American writer, Veronica Roth. The book was published by HarperCollins in 2011. The novel revolves around the dystopian world in the Divergent Universe. The setting is in a post-apocalyptic Chicago and its two main protagonists are Beatrice ‘Tris’ Prior and Tobias Easton or also known as Four. The book is the first in a trilogy that includes Insurget and Allegiant. The book was adapted into a movie which was released in March 2014. Tris is portrayed by Shailene Woodley and Four is portrayed by Theo James.
Divergent takes place in post-apocalyptic Chicago where the survivors of the war are divided into five factions such as Amity, Candor, Abnegation, Erudite, and Dauntless. The survivors choose which faction they join based on their dispositions. Every year, the sixteen-year-olds in the city take an aptitude test that tells them which faction suits them best. Once the test results are revealed, the teens choose which faction they want to join, they can either remain with their family’s faction or choose a different one. The teens then undergo an initiation where they are tested to determine if they fit in with their chosen faction. If they fail to pass the initiation, they are deemed Factionless and must live in poverty on the streets of the city. The book covers various themes such as identity, violence, fear, social structure, and knowledge. These themes are portrayed in various parts of the novel.
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