Divergent Book Discussion (18)Friday, April 12, 2013
At first when Tris was facing the crows, I didn’t quite understand what her fear was. But then I guess she must have felt helpless since she could not escape the crows from trying to hurt her. I also thought that the crows could represent a fear of death. Personally, I do not fear death since I grew up being told that we are all going to die someday, but we will not know when. So what is the point of fearing something that is inevitable and that we cannot foresee or predict? I’ve got to say though that I even felt my heart racing as Tris went through the test because I felt her fears. I think I’m getting too attached to this book. Anyway, I felt bad for how scared she was for when she woke up in the chair, but at least she only took three minutes! I seriously thought she took at least like 7-10 minutes from the way that her fear landscape sounded, but booyah to Tris!
Okay, when is Tris going to realize that Four likes her as more than a friend. I mean really now, I am oblivious to this kind of stuff, but not as much as Tris. At the same time though, I was not taught to be constantly selfless like Tris was in Abnegation, so I guess that might have something to do with her not recognizing the signs. …Or Four could always just paint a sign on his forehead that says, “Tris I seriously have the hots for you, and I want you to be my Dauntless Damsel.” Or some sign like that would probably help to give Tris at least a hint that he likes her. Oh well hopefully she finds out soon, I’m starting to lose my patience while waiting for her to realize this.