Divergent Book Discussion (31)

Monday, May 13, 2013

Hey, people from Earth and other people who are not from here, for the next 3 weeks we will be giving you the awesomeness that is DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth.  Be sure to show up, because we are giving away some goodies, check it out HERE. Just a side note, I will be asking a question after each discussion post.  Be sure to follow the discussion and don’t be scared to join in on our discussion/ questions. Those who entered the contest will receive extra entries for answering a question.  Every week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, we will discuss three chapters per week: tell you about the plot, and other random bits of spicy goodness that you should definitely know about (all relating to Divergent).    Just for your curiosity: helping me out with this discussion is Jackie, one of my best friends (please say hello to her).  Basically these posts will be categorized by person.  Jackie hasn't read the book so be sure to read her first impressions while she reads along and if you have read Divergent, be sure to read my input (this will be the my second read through).  If you missed a post and want to check out the schedule, go HERE.  Come and join us in our quest of discussing DIVERGENT.


Today's Topics:
Overcoming Fears and Tattoo's Representations

Dbsgudsbjdsbghdsibnsd!!!! Well, she overcame that fear alright *wink*. Except, they haven’t actually…nevermind I’m sure there will be time for celebratory acts later on. By the way Tobias, I’m sure, no I’m absolutely 100% sure that Tris will always want you, as long as you both survive all of this of course…PLEASE SURVIVE BOTH OF YOU, I LIKE YOU TOO MUCH NOW FOR ONE OF YOU TO DIE! But this does show that when facing fears, you have to be smart about how you approach the solution, and be brave enough to go through with your plan of action.

I find it funny that both Tobias and Tris have an Abnegation tattoo, but I think it is appropriate for both of them since they both came from that faction and are both Divergent (so they haven’t completely abandoned their original beginnings). I also like how Tobias has all of the markings and that bravery, intelligence, peace, selflessness, and honesty should be used by everyone instead of people just being sorted into one of those factions. I totally agree with him 100%, mi amigo. But, I also see the Devil’s Advocate side where Tobias was saying it is a struggle to maintain all of those traits, and with Tris when she said once you get rid of one bad quality about yourself, that another replaces that one. It’s kind of the circle of life, but personality, temperament, and morality driven circle. Everyone can spend their whole life striving towards the goal of attaining and keeping all of the good qualities while rejecting the bad traits, but few actually can maintain this balance. Everyone succumbs to the dark side in one way (or more). By the way, if you are thinking about joining the dark side, I already baked some chocolate chip cookies for ya J

To take a break from Divergent, watch this funny Star Wars video.  The Dark Side always seems better, doesn't it?

If you were to get a tattoo or if you already have one, what meaning does it hold for you? Is it like Tobias and Tris’s which remind them of their original home, or something different?
Also, would you join the dark side for cookies? Because if you don’t, all of my cookies are going to go bad L

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