History Literature / Divergent

26th Nov '16 11:30:05 PM The12thDoctor
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26th Nov '16 11:25:24 PM The12thDoctor
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26th Nov '16 11:22:06 PM The12thDoctor
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-->''"One choice can transform you."''
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->''Every time I think about the word "Divergent", I hear Tori's warning—and now my mother's warning too.'' '''''Don't tell anyone. Dangerous'''''''.''






Every year, sixteen-year olds must select a faction to be a member of for the rest of their life, lest they become [[CrazyHomelessPeople factionless]].

Beatrice grew up in Abnegation, unable to think of herself. But when she takes an aptitude test to decide what faction she fits in the most, her result is that she is a Divergent, qualifying for more than one faction. Therefore, she rejects her heritage and joins Dauntless, renaming herself Tris. As she takes the highly competitive initiation test, the conflict that threatens to rip apart the society gradually unravels before her.

The second book in the trilogy, ''Insurgent'', was released on May 1, 2012. The third and final installment, ''Allegiant'' was released October 22, 2013.

There are also a series of four ebooks that show Four's story from his point of view: ''The Transfer'' (Sept 3, 2013), ''The Initiate'' (Dec 17, 2013), ''The Son'' (Jan 21, 2014), and ''The Traitor'' (Feb 11, 2014).

The movie adaptation of the first book was released on March 21, 2014. It stars Creator/ShaileneWoodley, Theo James, Creator/KateWinslet, Creator/JaiCourtney, [[Film/XMenFirstClass Zoe Kravitz]], Ashley Judd, Creator/NaomiWatts, Creator/MilesTeller, Creator/AnselElgort, Creator/RayStevenson, [[Film/EightMile Mekhi Phifer]] and Creator/MaggieQ.

''The Divergent Series: Insurgent'', the movie adaptation of the second book was released on March 20, 2015. The third novel will be divided into two adaptations, with the first part ''Allegiant'' slated for a 2016 release and the second part ''Ascendant'' for a 2017 release.

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Every year, sixteen-year olds must select a faction to be a member of for the rest of their life, lest they become [[CrazyHomelessPeople factionless]].

factionless]]. Beatrice "Tris" Prior grew up in Abnegation, unable to think of herself. But when she takes an aptitude test to decide what faction she fits in the most, her result is that she is a Divergent, qualifying for more than one faction. Therefore, she rejects her heritage and joins Dauntless, renaming herself Tris. As she takes the highly competitive initiation test, the conflict that threatens to rip apart the society gradually unravels before her.

The second book in the trilogy, ''Insurgent'', was released on May 1, 2012. The third and final installment, ''Allegiant'' was released October 22, 2013.

2013. There are also a series of four ebooks that show Four's story from his point of view: ''The Transfer'' (Sept 3, 2013), ''The Initiate'' (Dec 17, 2013), ''The Son'' (Jan 21, 2014), and ''The Traitor'' (Feb 11, 2014).

2014), with these stories being collected in the book ''Four: A Divergent Collection'', released on July 8th, 2014.

The movie adaptation of the first book was released on March 21, 2014. It stars Creator/ShaileneWoodley, Theo James, Creator/KateWinslet, Creator/JaiCourtney, [[Film/XMenFirstClass Zoe Kravitz]], Ashley Judd, Creator/NaomiWatts, Creator/MilesTeller, Creator/AnselElgort, Creator/RayStevenson, [[Film/EightMile Mekhi Phifer]] and Creator/MaggieQ.

Creator/MaggieQ. The movie adaptation of the second book, ''The Divergent Series: Insurgent'', the movie adaptation of the second book was released on March 20, 2015. The third novel will be divided into two adaptations, with the first part ''Allegiant'' slated for a 2016 release and the second part ''Ascendant'' for a 2017 release.
11th Nov '16 7:55:57 PM The12thDoctor
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the early scenes of ''The Divergent Series: Insurgent'', Tris is told that to be a member of Amity means forgiving others and yourself. [[spoiler:At the end of the film, she passes the Amity simulation by declaring that even if no one else forgives her for what she's done, she will forgive herself]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the early scenes of ''The Divergent Series: Insurgent'', Tris is told that to be a member of Amity means forgiving others and yourself. [[spoiler:At the end of the film, she passes the Amity simulation by declaring that even if no one else forgives her for what she's done, she will can still forgive herself]].



* MeaningfulEcho: In ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'', "that's what you do for your family". [[spoiler: Tris initially says this as her reason for rescuing Caleb from the prison, though she says it so coldly, you might think she wants to punch him if she doesn't restrain herself. Later in the film, after Caleb helps point Tris to cancel the memory serum, he returns this response to her as his reason for helping her, in a warmer tone and without any hatred.]]

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* MeaningfulEcho: In ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'', "that's "it's/that's what you do for your family". [[spoiler: Tris [[spoiler:Tris initially says this as her reason for rescuing Caleb from the prison, though she says it so coldly, you might think she wants to punch him if she doesn't restrain herself. Later in the film, after Caleb helps point Tris to cancel the memory serum, he returns this response to her as his reason for helping her, in a warmer tone and without any hatred.]]hatred]].
30th Oct '16 6:33:45 PM El_Nazgir
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* RunningGag: In the first movie we have this gem:
--> '''Person:''' You're not gonna shoot me.
--> ''beat''
--> ''Tris shoots him''
** The last time it happens she even adds an exasperated "Why do people keep saying that?".
20th Oct '16 4:17:31 PM SunriseWarrior
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* TwoPartTrilogy: A lot of readers feel the trilogy is one of these; the difference being that it's the ''third'' book, ''Allegiant'', that seems to feel out of sync with the other two, to its discredit — alternating between two narrators where the first two books were told entirely in Tris's voice, ([[spoiler:Tobias actually concludes the narrative after Tris' death]]) sacrificing the narrative energy of the first two books for a lot of exposition which shouldn't really be necessary at that point. [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/kateaurthur/the-problem-with-divergent-is-allegiant-veronica-roth A piece]] in ''Buzzfeed'' when the first movie adaptation came out called it "listless, anti-climactic, and you really get the sense that Roth didn't know where she was going with the story," noting that the four top-rated reviews of the book on Amazon share this assessment. It's been suggested that Roth's publisher got her to lengthen the first book into enough for two; the producers of the films have announced they're splitting ''Allegiant'' into two (''Allegiant'' is coming out in 2016, and the final entry - called ''Ascendant'' - in 2017), suggesting they see the same problem.

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* TwoPartTrilogy: A lot of readers feel the trilogy is one of these; the difference being that it's the ''third'' book, ''Allegiant'', that seems to feel out of sync with the other two, to its discredit — alternating between two narrators where the first two books were told entirely in Tris's voice, ([[spoiler:Tobias actually concludes the narrative after Tris' death]]) sacrificing the narrative energy of the first two books for a lot of exposition which shouldn't really be necessary at that point. [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/kateaurthur/the-problem-with-divergent-is-allegiant-veronica-roth A piece]] in ''Buzzfeed'' when the first movie adaptation came out called it "listless, anti-climactic, and you really get the sense that Roth didn't know where she was going with the story," noting that the four top-rated reviews of the book on Amazon share this assessment. It's been suggested that Roth's publisher got her to lengthen the first book into enough for two; the producers of the films have announced they're splitting ''Allegiant'' into two (''Allegiant'' is coming out in 2016, and the final entry - called ''Ascendant'' - in 2017), suggesting they see the same problem.
3rd Oct '16 7:12:50 PM SunriseWarrior
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Said ''word to word, sentence to sentence'' by [[spoiler: one of Evelyn's {{Mook}}, when he realizes that it's futile to go against Tris and Christina's drones in ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant''. He gets gunned down by Christina for his trouble.]]

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Said ''word to word, sentence to sentence'' by [[spoiler: one of Evelyn's {{Mook}}, {{Mooks}}, when he realizes that it's futile to go against Tris and Christina's drones in ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant''. He gets gunned down by Christina for his trouble.]]
21st Sep '16 1:15:48 PM fearlessnikki
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** A meta example is Chicago itself. In the book, it is far bleaker and grimmer. WordOfGod is that the filmmakers wanted to play up the CrapsaccharineWorld trope - initially showing Chicago as a "communal utopia" before slowly revealing all the corruption underneath.

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** A meta more general example is Chicago itself. In the book, it is far bleaker and grimmer. WordOfGod is that the The filmmakers claimed they wanted to play up the CrapsaccharineWorld trope - initially showing Chicago as a "communal utopia" before slowly revealing all the corruption underneath.



* InNameOnly: The third film adaptation, ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'' uses some elements and characters from the book it's based on, ''Allegiant'', as groundwork, but it otherwise has ''very'' different direction to the story it takes. Namely, it [[spoiler: skips a whole arc from the novel (Nita's rebellion), gives out the villain too early (David), modifies some backgrounds (Natalie didn't just come from the fringes; she's from another city entirely, an experimental one like Chicago to boot), and even makes up some elements that just weren't there in the novel (the City of Providence). It also has Evelyn and Johanna reconcile, Marcus having his memories erased, and the whole city knowing about the outside world before Tris is able to perform her HeroicSacrifice like she does in the novel. Essentially, it's a full adaptation of ''Allegiant'', but with a decidedly happy ending. It will be very interesting to see how ''Ascendant'' is going to continue where it left off.]]

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* InNameOnly: The third film adaptation, ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'' uses some elements and characters from the book it's based on, ''Allegiant'', as groundwork, but it otherwise has ''very'' different direction to the story it takes. Namely, it [[spoiler: skips a whole arc from the novel (Nita's rebellion), gives out reveals David as the villain too early (David), much earlier, modifies some backgrounds (Natalie didn't just come from the fringes; she's from another city entirely, an experimental one like Chicago to boot), and even makes up some elements that just weren't there in the novel (the City of Providence). It also has Evelyn and Johanna reconcile, Marcus having his memories erased, and the whole city knowing about the outside world before Tris is able to perform her HeroicSacrifice like she does in the novel. Essentially, it's a full adaptation of ''Allegiant'', but with a decidedly happy ending. It will be very interesting to see how ''Ascendant'' is going to continue where it left off.]]



* OnlyAFleshWound: Peter [[spoiler: gets shot in the leg by Tris to shut him down and force him to help her stop the simulation serum. He doesn't bleed and turns up perfectly fine by the end of the rebellion with no indication of a limp at all.]]

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* RememberTheNewGuy: A few characters who were in the first book but got left out of the film - such as Uriah and Marlene, appear in ''The Divergent Series: Insurgent'' along with the rest of the Dauntless. As the first film mainly focused on Tris and her three friends, we can assume they were there but we just didn't see them.

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* RememberTheNewGuy: A few characters who were in the first book but got left out of the film - such as Uriah and Marlene, appear in ''The Divergent Series: Insurgent'' along with the rest of the Dauntless. As the first film mainly focused on Tris and her three friends, we can assume they were there but we just didn't see them. Uriah's name does appear on the scoreboard in the first film.
27th Jul '16 1:47:45 AM foxley
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* KangarooCourt: In ''Allegiant'', the defendants' guilt isn't the issue (the {{truth serum}} reveals that) but the judges are blatantly biased against them and show no mercy. All of them are shot immediately. This is why Tris decides to break Caleb out and flee the city.



%% * PleaseWakeUp: Tris in ''Divergent'' to [[spoiler:her mother]] mere moments after she dies. It's just one piece of her heart-breaking reaction. She briefly tries this with [[spoiler: Tori]] in ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'' but she has to flee soon afterwards.

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%% * PleaseWakeUp: Tris in ''Divergent'' to [[spoiler:her mother]] mere moments after she dies. It's just one piece of her heart-breaking reaction. She briefly tries this with [[spoiler: Tori]] in ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'' but she has to flee soon afterwards.
26th Jul '16 4:55:39 PM Fireblood
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* KangarooCourt: In the film version of ''Allegiant'', the defendants' guilt isn't the issue (the {{truth serum}} reveals that) but the judges are blatantly biased against them and show no mercy. All of them are shot immediately. This is why Tris decides to break Caleb out and flee the city.
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