Divergent Book Discussion (9)Friday, March 22, 2013
First day of fighting practice and Tris is left out of fun. She gets to play the audience for this round and watch her friends get beaten up, while Eric gets to be a jerk to everyone in sight. In particular he decides to pick on Christina.
Oh, we are already at the fighting chapter? This is where it gets serious. This is where readers get a taste of what Dauntless is and the darkness of the faction. Well, it is about to get much darker in the next few chapters. The fighting is just the beginning. And Tris is left out of the action. I'd like to think that Four had something with leaving her out. Although it might have been done randomly. Leaving her out is a good thing because it lets her get a feel of what she has gotten herself into. She is able to look and make note of everyone's strengths and weaknesses.
I think Will can handle himself. I think he was just egging Al on to make the fight end quicker. It was a clever move. As much as I don't like Christina that much, I like Molly even less and anyone could see how this fight was going to end up. This is the first real scene we get to see Eric in his glory and he totally sucks. What a jerk.
Four and Eric. As leaders, I think Four would be the better choice because he has taken this faction to mean more than just killing people and showing "bravery." I think Four has a better background to understand the faction more as well. Eric is young and immature and ruthless, at all times. If they were to really fight each other, I think Four would be the one to back down in the end, just because Eric would probably never admit defeat even on the brink of death. Let's hope it never comes to that...