Divergent Book Discussion (5)Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Choosing Ceremony has begun and the two Prior kids make their choice of faction. Everyone is shocked and I am sure they will both be the talk of the town.
Guess I don’t get to find out how the Abnegation marriages work, but that’s okey dokey. Dauntless. I totally saw that choice coming. She isn’t honest (by any means), has average intelligence, is not selfless and does not enjoy trying to be, and isn’t for peace (and thank god for that because that would be so boring, I need action!). Though, I’ve got to say that I thought it was funny when she accidently let her blood drop in between the Abnegation and Dauntless bowls. Foreshadowing much? J Anyways, I thought it was horrible that her dad was really upset with his children’s choice. I mean I am just a reader, and I knew neither of them was going to stay Abnegation. Just saying dad, you need to take more notice of your kids interests.
The Choosing Ceremony. This is where we finally get to see what choices these two kids make. Before I get on to talk about their choices, there was a kid who tripped on his way to the "stage" (choosing bowls) and all I could think of was the Oscars with Jennifer Lawrence.
The second time reading this has definitely showed me all the hints that Beatrice was going to choose Dauntless.
Jackie made a point about their father being so shocked and I agree. However, faction transfers are probably rare for Abnegation because it is showing selfishness by even choosing outside the faction, by thinking of yourself rather than others. It was not only her father that was shocked but everyone there. Because not only was this an Abnegation transfer but two Abnegation transfers in the same family. Shocking.
How do you feel about their faction choices?