## taylorannbs one year ago MEDALS! FAN! HELP! DIVERGENT FANS!

1. taylorannbs

For the book you are reading, write a paragraph of five to six sentences summarizing what you have read so far. What are your predictions about the story? Use proper spelling and grammar.

2. HourglassMage

2 questions...one: how many chapters were you supposed to have read by this point, and two: what is the book that you are reading? Divergent?

3. taylorannbs

Doesn't matter and yes, Divergent @HourglassMage

4. HourglassMage

No, you need to predict what is supposed to happen in the next chapters, so I need to know what chapter you're supposed to be on right now

5. taylorannbs

12 @HourglassMage

6. HourglassMage

Ah, thank you I'll get back to you in a few minutes with the answer, someone's helping me in math right now, and I need to write it out anyway :)

7. taylorannbs

okay! Thank you so much! @HourglassMage

8. HourglassMage

Beatrice Prior, the protagonist of Divergent, lives in a future, post-apocalyptic version of Chicago where there are five distinct factions. Each faction believes one virtue is best: Dauntless is associated with bravery, Erudite with knowledge, Abnegation with self-sacrifice, Amity with friendship, and Candor with veracity. Beatrice grew up in an Abnegation family, but on her 16th birthday, she takes an aptitude test which shows her as Divergent and gives her three possible answers: Abnegation, Dauntless, or Erudite; she chooses to join Dauntless—partly because she thinks they're cool, with tattoos, piercing, leather jackets, a love of Wuthering Heights and partly because she doesn't feel selfless enough to be a good Abnegation - and her name is changed to Tris. Based on what I have read thus far, I believe that Tris's secret about being Divergent will be revealed and some form of conflict will break out between Erudite, Abnegation, and/or Dauntless, seeing as their is a growing sense of hostility between the three factions. Seeing as Tris is Divergent, and, as a result, has some connection to the three factions, she will most likely play a large role in the resolution of this conflict.

9. taylorannbs

one more question?

10. HourglassMage

sorry, typo there, you're welcome :)

11. HourglassMage

sure

12. taylorannbs

For the book you are reading, write a paragraph of five to six sentences identifying the author's message about the human rights issue. Provide examples from the book to support your point. Use proper spelling and grammar.

13. HourglassMage

In my opinion, it seems that the author of Divergent, Veronica Roth, believes that people create categories or groups based on even the simplest of things, such as age, gender, race, or skin color, to segregate society into smaller chunks which are easier to digest, but in doing so, we also lay down the basis for violence and conflict. In her own words, Ms. Roth says, "The faction system reflects my beliefs about human nature—that we can make even something as well-intentioned as virtue into an idol, or an evil thing. And that virtue as an end unto itself is worthless to us. In a sense, Divergent is me writing through that realization—everyone in Beatrice’s society believes that virtue is the end, the answer. I think that’s a little twisted." In other words, in Divergent people are split into five distinct factions, rather than coming together as a society, the people are classified into smaller groups, which can elicit resentment, jealousy, and anger. It reflects our own society in that the factions represent race, gender, age, political groups, religion, etc.

14. HourglassMage

In my opinion, it seems that the author of Divergent, Veronica Roth, believes that people create categories or groups based on even the simplest of things, such as age, gender, race, or skin color, to segregate society into smaller chunks which are easier to digest, but in doing so, we also lay down the basis for violence and conflict. In her own words, Ms. Roth says, "The faction system reflects my beliefs about human nature—that we can make even something as well-intentioned as virtue into an idol, or an evil thing. And that virtue as an end unto itself is worthless to us. In a sense, Divergent is me writing through that realization—everyone in Beatrice’s society believes that virtue is the end, the answer." In other words, in Divergent people are split into five distinct factions, rather than coming together as a society, the people are classified into smaller groups, which can elicit resentment, jealousy, and anger. It reflects our own society in that the factions represent race, gender, age, political groups, religion, etc.

15. taylorannbs

Thank you!!!! @HourglassMage