Divergent Book Discussion (7)Monday, March 18, 2013
Four is our tour group leader, also overseeing the initiation process for the next weeks. Readers get Dauntless transfers get a tour of the place and some lunch. Christina has a big mouth and Al likes to cry. If initiates do not make membership, they will become factionless. Let the challenge begin!
Dauntless headquarters sounds awesome! I would love to check it out, maybe not live there but definitely check it out. I think it fits well with what Dauntless stands for. The Chasm shows how dangerous headquarters can be, if you're not careful. I love that it is basically in the middle of everything. Plus, they have the Pit and some of the pathways are made of glass (if I remember correctly from later chapters). Veronica Roth put a lot of thought, it seems, into creating this place as unique as ever. It is exciting to think of how it will be structured in the film because I am sure everyone has a different picture in their mind when they think of Dauntless HQ. (pic source)
Now Jackie mentions Tris never having a hamburger which is interesting. As much as I don't think there is anything wrong with that, it makes me wonder what Abnegation food is really like. Do they even eat meat? Also, we get to listen to Christina smart-mouth her way through the first day. She has never been my favorite character, just for the reason that she seems to be always talking. However, Tris seemed to cross her boundaries with Four, asking him where he came from. Without giving away where Four came from, I just want to say that I loved the fact that he decided to help Tris along on her first day, with the food. Reading it again and taking Four's past into account, I love him even more.
Of course, Tris is scared of not making it to Dauntless membership. And the scene where we are introduced to Al sums up his character so well. Here is this guy, who looks board and large but who is weak and crying. It was the perfect introduction to his character. Love!
What kind of food, do you think, Abnegation eats?