Do you think Tris made the right faction choice?

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.
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Re: Do you think Tris made the right faction choice?

Post by sreeja karthik1803 » 07 Jul 2016, 14:44

Initially I thought maybe not , but later ones we have chosen our destiny we need to walk bravely in it. Tris did a remarkable job of that.

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Post by Clifora » 14 Jul 2016, 07:48

I think she did make the right choice. If you think about the limited choices of factions that are available, Dauntless does seem like the only suitable one for her- since she doesn't want it to be too peaceful, too honest, too "plain" or just too "education-based". She is brave and dares to risk her life and try out new things.
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Post by Taylor Razzani » 20 Sep 2016, 20:48

I think she made the right choice, even though it seemed crazy at first. Dauntless taught her how to be her own person and think for herself, which became useful as the story progressed. It gave her a sense of self that Abnegation was squashing so it was interesting to see her transform but still at times holding on to some of her old faction's traits that ended up serving her well.
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Post by rachel_jacks » 26 Sep 2016, 09:48

This is a tough questions since her character technically fits none/all of the factions, meaning she portrays qualities from all of them. As with all people, I do agree that her dominate traits are more in line with the Dauntless faction. Most of her decisions are based on what she thinks is best, not necessarily the most rational choice. While this could also place her in Abnigation, her actions often involve risking her life, making the tough choice, and being a B.A. I get the impression that Abgination, like Amity, is a very peaceful faction that would not be prone to deciding on such risky behaviors.

Throwing a twist in here: had Tris chosen a different faction, would she have made different choices? Perhaps, Tris's decision making was influenced by her desire to be Dauntless and fit into the mold of how a Dauntless should act. I am not sure that she ever truly embraced being Divergent and what that means.
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Post by Swara Sangeet » 09 Nov 2016, 10:00

Though there is not a detailed description about it, Tris was definitely fascinated by the adventurous lives carried out by the people of Dauntless. I believed she followed her dream. She really worked hard towards being selected as well!

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Post by JCatSmit16 » 10 Nov 2016, 11:08

I can barely even imagine her in any other faction, unless she was undercover and playing the part. I felt Four put it perfectly when he said that while fear shuts other people down, it wakes her up. Her character was never more vibrant than when she was in the center of the action. Dauntless = the only choice

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Post by Christine_B » 17 Nov 2016, 22:34

When I read the books and even when I saw the movies I was super surprised by Tris' choice of faction. It's like a totally 180 from the live she had grown up in but I can understand if the way someone grew up was seen as a negative that they might decided to go the complete opposite as an adult. Just mho.
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Post by Taylor Razzani » 21 Nov 2016, 15:18

Christine_B wrote:When I read the books and even when I saw the movies I was super surprised by Tris' choice of faction. It's like a totally 180 from the live she had grown up in but I can understand if the way someone grew up was seen as a negative that they might decided to go the complete opposite as an adult. Just mho.
It was totally surprising! But given her own doubts of her own character I suppose it makes sense that she made such a seemingly drastic choice.
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Post by Kiisme » 18 Jun 2017, 18:32

Tris made the right choice any other faction would have been stifling she needs some challenge.
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Post by Naval Aulakh » 09 Jul 2017, 07:58

I think she settled on the correct group decision since she fitted into the Dauntless. Start changed her by making her more grounded, more courageous and more quick witted than some time recently. It arranged her for the uprising also.
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Post by BookishCoffeeBlog » 10 Jun 2018, 22:18

I think Tris made the right choice in factions, even if it was the most dangerous one. I don't think she would be the same person she ended up being if it were not for her choice of Dauntless. She also would not have had the same opportunity to save people like she does.

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Post by holsam_87 » 22 Jun 2018, 01:33

She made the best choice for her by going to Dauntless. Initiation really allowed Tris to come out of her shell and just prove that she was as good as any of the other recruits.
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Post by ArriettyClock » 09 Jul 2018, 10:24

Personally, I think that Tris made the right faction choice for herself at the time. However, if she had been educated further about each faction and what it entailed then she possibly would have chosen differently, as she would have noticed that it would have been easier to hide her Divergence in a different faction. As the culture meant that the "test" was meant to tell teenagers which to choose, it never seemed to occur to anyone that anyone would need educating about their choice.

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Post by Taekwondoqueen » 13 Aug 2018, 19:36

For starters, she changes her name from the full length Beautrice to the abbreviated Tris. I got the impression that she started off as a girl unable to come out of her shell. However, when she joined Dauntless, she completely shattered her shell. I think that she made the right choice with her faction because she met Four. Overall, she changed entirely.

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Post by AmySmiles » 23 Aug 2018, 12:35

She made the right choice, even though she was shocked to learn that was the one she fit in I think she knew that is where she wanted to be and where she was needed.
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