Divergent Is Cool Essay

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Before the debates begin on who is braver between Peter, Four, Al and the rest of the dauntless initiates from Divergent by Veronica Roth, let us straighten one thing out. First of all, the whole posse that Drew, Peter, and Molly have together is, without a doubt, nothing but an extremely perfect act of fake friendship. Eric is full of cowardice too. The real hero is my man, Four, also known as Tobias, child-abused son of the well-known child abuser, Marcus. Peter is full of hooey. All he cares about is himself and his ranking among the other Dauntless. Molly kisses Peter’s booty so much. She always needs Peter close to her to back her up. OH! Let us not forget about Drew. Unlike Four, Drew got whooped badly by Al so nobody wants to hear it from his pretty mouth. If anybody argues about who is the bravest of the Dauntless initiates, it is and always will be Tobias.
The first nominee for the “Biggest Coward” award goes to Peter. He may seem like a cool guy full of swag but everyone knows what he is really capable of. Nothing. Beatrice, also known as Tris, is a transfer from Abnegation. She is innocent and minds her own business. All she wants is to succeed in the dauntless initiation process. Eventually, along came the coward, Peter. His cocky, arrogant attitude shows how brave he isn’t. Forced to fight Tris, he showed absolutely no clue of mercy on her helpless body as he continued to brutally beat her with an overwhelming amount of sadistic blows to her face and ribs. Everyday when Peter has an opportunity, “stiff” comes out of his mouth, referring to Beatrice. Does that sound brave or does that sound brave? Eric displays the rankings after the first step of the dauntless initiation process. It turns out the true fighter since he was nine years old, Edward, is number one out of all the transferred initiates. The following night, the shrieks of Edward awakens the initiates and it seemed that someone had prodded a butter knife straight through Edward’s eye. Even though Tris kept glancing around for any suspects, she still couldn’t find Peter. She also, coincidentally, noticed that Drew was also missing. If these false, but well-performed, acts of bravery were to be put on trial in a present-day court-of-law, Peter’s lawyer’s reputation would drastically decline due to the fact that Peter is not brave, but a coward. He teamed up with Drew and Al and attacked Tris from behind remarking, “Shut up and keep her mouth covered.” (P.277) Sounds like he needed someone to hold Tris down for him probably because he was too scared to face her himself. To attack an innocent girl from behind is worse than Mrs. Stanfill’s class. He was even one of the two people that got away after the attacking because Four came and beat Drew to near-death. However, Peter’s lack of courage doesn’t end yet. He had the nerve to read an article that criticized Beatrice’s former faction, Abnegation, especially the leaders of it, including Tris’s father. He announces it as if he...

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