Divergent Is Cool Essay

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Like in many dystopian novels, Divergent has divided different types of people into created class structures to try and perfect humanity and prevent war. These structures are called factions, and people born or switched into them are forced to live their lives and think as the faction demands it. These factions are separated by their character between selflessness, peacefulness, honesty, intelligence, and bravery. Human beings cannot be limited to a single characteristic and one way of thinking. The leaders make it out so the people feel as if they have a choice in what they do with their lives, but the truth is that they are only given the choice to choose between a few pre-determined lifestyles. If they fail initiation going into a new faction, they are forced to live outside of the society; factionless. This system is not a beneficial way to structure a society. The point of these factions is to lead to a better society and a better world, but war and rebellion are inevitable. Having people forced to live in different factions based on how they act and think, and limiting them only to that nature is not better, but ludicrous.
Something that seems to be working well in Tris’ society is the factions mostly keeping to their own and all contributing to help the society become better. Erudite controls the social media and newspapers, Abnegation controls the government, Amity grows the food for the factions and controls farming, and Dauntless is in control of protecting everyone in the city and guarding the gates. All together working as a whole creates the illusion of a perfect society. Until human nature kicks in and the bad contaminates the society. A revolt is in the control of a single faction. Without all the pieces working, it will fall apart completely.
Leaving a single faction in control of the government and trying to keep the people only to have one attribute is not working. Letting one faction have total government control can cause other factions to become curious and jealous. Things fall out of balance and this causes the Erudite to plot war against them. Trying to force people to act a certain way to follow their factions accustoms isn’t right because everyone has a little bit of every faction’s attributes in them. Like Christina and Will, for example. Neither is classified as Divergent, but they switched...

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