The novel Divergent is by Veronica Roth begins when Beatrice, a sixteen year old girl is getting ready for an aptitude test to see which of the five factions she should pick to live in. In Beatrice’s city, everyone is divided into five faction by their personality. One can choose which faction they would like to live in, but one also takes an aptitude test to help with their decision. Once one chooses their faction, one cannot change it. When Beatrice receives the results, she is is told that she doesn’t completely belong to any of the factions and she is “divergent”. She is also told to keep this information to herself because it puts her life in danger. Being divergent means that she belonged in than one faction. At the ceremony, Beatrice chooses to leave Abnegation, the faction she grew up in, and live in Dauntless. There, must survive the initiation while protecting her secret.
One theme from the book is to not be limited to things in life. In Divergent, there are five main traits and you had to pick one that you agreed with for rest of your life. But that system did not work out because there were people that belonged in more than one area. And it eventually lead to chaos on the story.
The story contains a lot of events that have occurred in history. One example would be how there is a war because of the leaders of a country. In the the book, Erudite leaders wanted more power over the other factions. So the leaders of Erudite struck a deal with another factions to build an army. This reminds me very much of World War II. One reason is because in the 1940s, Hitler wanted power so he convinced others that he was a great leader and what he was doing was going to improve the lives of residents. Just like the novel, the leaders were strong and using their knacks, they build an army. Also similar to real life, the leaders were defeated by rebels or other people from different parts of the world who believed in good morals.