Divergent Book Discussion (8)Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Today, initiates had their first day of learning to use a gun and how to punch. Tris wasn't very good at any of them but she'll get the hang of it soon enough. After six are free hours and Al decides the use the time to get a tattoo. After Christina gives Tris a makeover, they meet up with Al and Will in the tattoo palor. Tris decides to get three birds to signify the family she has left behind.
I love the tattoo Tris decides to get. Jackie summed up the symbolism pretty well. All I really have to say on it is that the UK cover of Divergent has the three birds in flight. I do not much care for the cover but I love that they put her tattoo on the cover. Tris is not only accepting Abnegation but she is getting a permanent mark on her about her family, something that she will never lose.
Yeah, Christina gives Tris a total makeover. As much as I love that Tris is able to let go and get these clothes is a great step for her but, be reasonable. When is she ever going to wear that dress? I think Christina should have put her in some jeans and a colorful t-shirt or something and Tris still would be set. Also, Jackie does have a point, which brings about the question for the day. I don't have an answer to the whole "pretty" or "noticable" because Christina seems to be the type of girl who tells it how it is.
How does Abnegation set their "pretty" and "noticeable" standards or are we suffering from a unreliable narrator who has self-esteem issues?