Divergent Book Discussion (36)

Tuesday, May 21, 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:
Definition of Brave and the Plan

Before I comment on the actual book chapter for this, I just wanted to introduce what being brave meant to me. Being brave is when you are willing to sacrifice your life for someone else no matter how scared you really are. This could mean something small like asking a person out on a date, or maybe something more like being a James bond hero figure and saving whoever you can and need to save. Bravery is also dealing with your problems, and not taking the easier way out and giving up on life and deciding to end it. Even if we fail when facing our fears and obstacles but still decide to stand up and try again, that is true bravery. All in all, bravery is so many things, and now let’s get back to the book before I bore us all to death.
Kind of like I said above, Tris’s mom dies for her in order to save her and help her continue on her quest to end the massacre going on (and to save Four, hopefully). Her mom sacrificed herself without any hesitation, and took charge so that Tris could accomplish her goal and end the murder and chaos going on. Even Tris exhibits bravery since she knows she will have to go face Tobias (and may have to kill him), but she still goes on trying to free the Dauntless initiates from the mind control by whatever means necessary. …Maybe Tobias won’t die…I hope he doesn’t.
Yea Jackie, keep telling yourself that, we all know how this story is going to end, sadly enoughL

Tobias, please don’t die! PLEASE! I mean the plan they have seems really good to me, but it could all go wrong if they make any mistake. I really don’t want Tris to have to kill Tobias. I mean, that would be like me killing my friends or family, I MEAN YOU JUST DON’T DO THAT! IT’S A NO-NO! LIKE BIG TIME!

What is your definition of bravery? Does it just encompass a few traits, or I is it long and drawn out like my definition?

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