Thursday, December 6, 2012

Divergent's Factions Lowdown

If you haven't read the books Divergent and Insurgent yet there are two things you need to do:

One, read the books. Do it. You won't regret it.

 Two, read this post first. I know when I first read the book I had difficulty remembering with faction was what. Now, I know it like the back of my hand but I wish I had this in the beginning.

* I am going to try my best to complete this post without any spoilers so please bear with me. I know I am going to be leaving some important facts out but this is just so that you will be able to remember what each faction is and what they stand for. *
In this furturistic city that is the main setting of both Divergent and Insurgent, there are five factions. Each have different beliefs and different standards by which to live.

(Quick note from JC: My favorite thing is that each of these faction names are real words. The definition follows the nickname of each faction. Extra credit goes to the readers who can use these words in conversations with your friends after you finish the series.)

Erudite (The Intelligent): characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly
Erudite believes in knowledge. They blame ignorance for the problems that the world is facing. Erudite pursued knowledge and ingenuity for the sake of doing good, but it led to a greed for knowledge. They dress in all blue since they believe it has a calming effect and "a calm mind is a clear mind." This faction supplies intelligent teachers and researchers for the city. They are the innovative bunch and invent everything that is needed in any of the other factions.

Abnegation (The Selfless): to refuse or deny oneself
Abnegation blames selfishness for the way the world is now and believes in being selfless. This faction discourages anything that is done for one's own enjoyment. Guilt is used as a tool, rather than a weapon against one's self. It helps them to remember to do better next time. This faction dresses in all gray with their hair pulled back if they are female so that they can attract the least attention to themselves. Abnegation helps the five factions by proving selfless leaders for the government.
Dauntless (The Brave): undaunted; fearless; not to be intimidated; intrepid; bold.
The members of the Dauntless faction honor bravery and blame cowardice to be the reason the world is now in trouble. Teamwork used to be a priority in this faction but that has seemed to slip away over the years. The people of Dauntless protect the city from threats within and outside the gates of the city. Clothing is all black and do not be surprised if you find some piercing and/or tattoos on these members. These markings are very common among the people of Dauntless.

Amity (The Peaceful): friendship, peaceful harmony

Just so you know beforehand, this is my faction. :) My family and everyone else thinks I would be Erudite but I personally believe that despite what everyone says, I wouldn't be smart enough. That said, I strive every day now to become kind and loving like the people of this beautiful faction. Amity believes that aggression is to blame for causing the world to be so messed up so they are kind, loving, free, peaceful, and always play it safe. They hug each other in greeting, they love anything that has to do with music, and they are the only faction with artists. The wardrobe of an Amity consists of red and yellow. Amity provides the city with counselors and caretakers.
Candor (The Honest): the state or quality of being frank, open, and sincere in speech or expression
Candor seek honesty because they believe that the world is corrupt due to duplicity and deceit. They see the truth as black or white, which is why they dress in only those two colors. This is the faction that provides trustworthy and sound leaders of the law. It is believed in Candor that politeness is deception in pretty packaging. It is this faction's job to train trustworthy and sound leaders of the law for the city.
Please oh pretty please read these books? I will love you forever if you do. I am so excited for the movie to be released March 21, 2014 (day before my eighteenth birthday!!!! :D ).
Forever and Always a JesusChick ♥
Post Scriptum: All of the pictures are of the author Veronica Roth displaying the faction's attire.
Post Scriptum Two: I actually have Insurgent saved on my computer so if you email me or leave a comment with your email, I will send it to you. :)

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