Literary Analysis: Divergent, Veronica Roth

;P Gonna get hate for no reason


13. Sparrow3183 and Starble

Adding on to the Erudite is blue bit, that REALLY pulls from Harry Potter. Seriously, you couldn't find another color that suits smart people? What about white?

Now that I'm thinking about it, why is one of the Amity colors red? That seems to me to symbolize blood and war. Why is it that the Erudite have to have their hair pulled out of their face? Sure, it's kinda annoying, but you get used to it after a while.

The whole Choosing Ceremony thing. Why do they have everyone use the same knife? That seems totally gross and unsanitary. :P And why do they go through the whole process of testing when you just get to choose anyway?

Yeah, that whole dumping-characters-in-the-garbage thing isn't a very good tactic. There needs to be a reason for killing them other than the fact that you don't need them anymore


Regarding using the same knife, I always thought that one person with a disease that is passed through blood, and all of those tributes (yeah that's the HG term, but I can't remember the Divergent term) are going to be dead.”


I always saw Erudite as more of a Slytherin faction, but I guess Ravenclaw fits into that too. I don't know about colours, but the author attaches a reason to the colour blue - it calms you (apparently) and you need to be calm to think clearly. White strike me more as a Amity colour. Red doesn't make any sense, though. Amity should have more earthen colours like greens, yellows, oranges, and browns, maybe white (got me thinking of hobbits now xD).

And the knife thing - I think that's just how the movie presented it. Using the same knife would seriously jeopardise some lives, I think. But they wouldn't do that, realistically. Erudite wouldn't have allowed it.

Yeah, the whole factionless thing made next-to-no-sense to me. I've never heard of a society doing that. I mean, sure Hitler killed tonnes of people - Jews, Slavs, Gypsies, homosexuals, prostitutes, recurring drunkards, recurring criminals, the disabled - but he had a motive: he wanted to purify the German/Aryan race. The faction-system doesn't seem to have any motives for discarding people who fail certain initiations only once. And what happens to factionless children? Why throw away able-bodied man-power?

No makey sense.

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