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What faction would you have chosen at 16?

Discuss the June 2014 book of the month Divergent by Veronica Roth. While only Divergent--the first book of the series--is the book of the month, feel free to use this subforum to discuss the rest of the series or to talk about the movies, but make sure not to post spoilers unless noted in the topic title.

Re: What faction would you have chosen at 16?

Post Number:#211 by ash77atc
» 18 Mar 2016, 12:48

I would have been born into Erudite because my mother is a teacher and education is a big part of my upbringing. Although I value education I would not have chosen Erudite, and I would have chosen Dauntless instead. I am not as eager to conform to each and every rule at times and would enjoy breaking free of the monotony of life by being Dauntless. I love adrenaline rushes, although the zip line thing is probably something I would need a few shots of whisky beforehand to steady my nerves. I also have a bunch of tattoos so there is also that. Dauntless is being brave when others would cower in fear.
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Re: What faction would you have chosen at 16?

Post Number:#212 by Sarah_Khan
» 18 Mar 2016, 13:16

I think I would have been born into Dauntless because my family is all about risk-taking, bravery, and adventure. But I think I would've chosen Erudite because I love learning new things and using my brain :P
I think we already make decisions at 16 that determine our life course, I mean generally we have to choose what courses to take in school so we have to have an idea of what career we want. But of course the decisions we make are not as huge as choosing a faction. :P
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Re: What faction would you have chosen at 16?

Post Number:#213 by Raven Potter
» 29 Mar 2016, 23:10

I feel like my Fam, based on values and views, would be Dauntless. I would probably choose Erudite because I am a nerd. Despite all of their issues and their causing so many problems, I could outsmart them all and save the world! (JK lolling I'm not Einstein) xD but I would def choose Erudite. I'm also a scaredy cat and I'm terrified of heights. I could never jump off a building while being held up by people only ??? As for making the decision so young: I would never be able to handle the stress. I deal with enough now...
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Re: What faction would you have chosen at 16?

Post Number:#214 by KailySue
» 31 Mar 2016, 18:36

I really am not sure. My parents are so different I can't see them being in the same faction. My mother would be factionless but born Erudite and my father is Erudite. Maybe I was born before she became factionless? I would have trouble choosing between Candor and Dauntless but would maybe pick Dauntless because I've always considered myself brave.
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Re: What faction would you have chosen at 16?

Post Number:#215 by Laurencbosch
» 02 Apr 2016, 09:32

My mother would probably have been Abnegation and my father Candor or Erudite. So I don't know what I would have been born. I would guess I would be from either Candor or Erudite but it's really hard to figure out for me because my parents have very different values. At sixteen I probably would have chosen Erudite. As much as I dislike the Erudite in this book, I would without a doubt be a part of that faction.
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Re: What faction would you have chosen at 16?

Post Number:#216 by TracyW
» 08 Apr 2016, 20:40

Thinking back to when I was 16 years old I believe my family would have been Abnegation. I was raised in a very conservative Christian home. We always tried to place others before ourselves and to reach out to those in need. I love my family and my childhood growing up but I am thankful for the overall changes in my entire family and myself personally. I believe there needs to be a good balance in our lives to help us grow into our full potential.

At the age of 16 I would have chosen Dauntless (I know this sounds silly considering the book plot.) I enjoyed adventure which is why I was the first one of my immediate family to leave home after graduation and go to college. I had a few wild years just trying to figure out who I was. Again the confusion when I left home might have been significantly less had there been more balance in my family. The freedom was to much of a lure. By 17 years old I had my first tattoo and an eyebrow piercing. Not huge rebellions, but enough to explore my new found freedomand prove I needed more out of life. I was also a little obsessed with the show Alias and wanted to be Sidney Bristow :lol: so going to Dauntless where everyone wore black, got tattoos, and learned to be physically tough would have been the best option for me to test out all of my internal 16 year old cravings!
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Re: What faction would you have chosen at 16?

Post Number:#217 by CLRogers90
» 10 Apr 2016, 18:02

I would have been born in Amity and probably would have stayed. I would have been tempted to leave for Dauntless or Erudite, however I feel like I would be content where I was and be happy to stay with my family.
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Re: What faction would you have chosen at 16?

Post Number:#218 by toryrose_13
» 10 Apr 2016, 21:53

I would have been born into Erudite because of my father's focus on learning. My mother was born Amity but chose Erudite. I would choose Dauntless, not because I'm particularly brave, but because I value self-expression. I like to think the braveness would have been gained as I progressed through training.
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Re: What faction would you have chosen at 16?

Post Number:#219 by BookHipster
» 14 Apr 2016, 10:45

I've thought about this question multiple times throughout reading the book, and the rest of the series. It reminds me of the Harry Potter houses, and how it's almost impossible to pick one that you completely fit into because you still may have characteristics of the other houses. That being said, it is quite possible I would have been registered as Divergent, since I feel I have characteristics of all the factions. Some factions' characteristics are stronger than others though, such as Candor and Amity, and I would think about those when choosing, obviously hiding my Divergent status.

I believe my parents would be in Abnegation or Erudite. My father could have possibly been born an Erudite and left because he didn't feel smart enough as his family (even though he's a brilliant man); he often times feels like “the black sheep” of his family, much like Caleb did. My mom was born in a poor household, so I believe this would actually make her factionless. Since Abnegation work closely with the factionless, she could have run away and found a selfless family to take her in. If this is completely implausible, then she could have been born in Abnegation and left her family to Erudite, where she met my dad. So many options.

I however believe I am more Amity or Candor, since I am a kind soul and am really bad at lying and keeping secrets. I wouldn’t mind leaving my parents, especially in Erudite because I am smart, but not that smart, and if I really am Divergent I would be dead before the week. I would miss my parents, but eventually the little birdie has to leave the nest. Faction before blood, right? I however take a very long time to make decisions and this was just made on a quick whim. If this were real, I would feel the intense pressure at 16 that the choice I made would dictate the rest of my life, and if I didn’t choose correctly I could end up factionless. I feel like Amity would be more accepting and not as harsh a selection process as Dauntless or Erudite. So I would probably choose Amity with a heavy heart as I leave my parents.
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Re: What faction would you have chosen at 16?

Post Number:#220 by Shelle
» 14 Apr 2016, 12:24

At 16 I was very much into just keeping the peace and having people like me and trying to like everyone else, so I probably would have chosen Amity.
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Re: What faction would you have chosen at 16?

Post Number:#221 by Shadowhunter123
» 14 Apr 2016, 14:49

I would have chosen Erudite because I enjoy learning new things, making new discoveries, and reading. However, I love adventures so I might also enjoy Dauntless.

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I would have chosen Erudite because I enjoy learning new things, making new discoveries, and reading. However, I love adventures so I might also enjoy Dauntless.
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Re: What faction would you have chosen at 16?

Post Number:#222 by Clifora
» 13 Jul 2016, 06:45

I would probably have been born into an Erudite family. I was always top of the class and education was one of the top priorities in my family. However, I would have chosen Candor. I am most definitely not brave to be in Dauntless, studying and doing research all day isn't exactly my cup of tea, being too peaceful isn't always a good thing and having to wear plain clothes all day and follow strict rules isn't what I want either. Besides, Candor is all about being truthful and you actually get to learn how to tell when people are lying as well!
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Re: What faction would you have chosen at 16?

Post Number:#223 by fari30
» 08 Aug 2016, 23:07

I believe that I would probably have been born into either Abnegation/Amity or Erudite and I would definitely have chosen Erudite. Regardless of all the secrets and evil, I would have thrived there and my love for academia would not have let me choose any other faction. I definitely admire those who choose Dauntless and I think my family can often be fearless and I might've been born into it, except for the fact that while we're fearless in life in general, none of us are physically too strong or brave.
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Re: What faction would you have chosen at 16?

Post Number:#224 by MerryLove
» 11 Sep 2016, 14:15

I probably would have been born into Abnegation. I was raised in a very selfless, christian home.

I think I would have chosen, however, to move to Amity at 16. Drugged bread and all. I was very emotional and living in a world of drama at 16. I definitely don't think I would have been old enough to make such a permanent life decision. I can see how many people could end up deeply regretting their decisions should they allow themselves to in this society, given the young age for such an important decision.
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Re: What faction would you have chosen at 16?

Post Number:#225 by Lauren M
» 14 Sep 2016, 08:50

I would have been born into Abnegation, my family has always been humble and giving to others. In the end, I think I would have chosen Amity. I crave to be free and happy. Also, I'm not brave enough to jump off a moving train!
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