Outside the walls - (spoilers)

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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Outside the walls - (spoilers)

Post by Aithne » 07 Nov 2015, 13:40

What do you think of those who live outside the borders of the divergent city? What do you think of their actions? Do you think they have done the right thing to watch and wait, or that they are as bad or worse than the people they watch like a soap?

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Post by hannahbm13 » 26 Nov 2015, 13:46

Honestly the way they just watch and wait to see what happens reminds me somewhat of the Hunger Games. I definitely think it was wrong of them to allow this to happen, but I don't really know what I would have done differently.

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Post by Morgan_Malone » 01 Jan 2016, 08:18

I think they were in the wrong to just watch while this uprising happened and all of these people died unnecessarily. I feel like they could have come in, explained everything, and a lot of deaths could have been avoided.

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Post by kaitykinetic » 15 Jul 2016, 12:29

I think that they have been raised to not see the people within the walls as human, simply as a live action experiment. While I definitely don't condone their actions, I think that they would be more much inhumane if they were watching it as entertainment. I think they truly believe that their work is for the good of all, even though they are extremely wrong in doing so.

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Post by Bobbi13045 » 06 Nov 2016, 20:22

I think in a way they are the ones that should have been in more than one faction. I don't think they should have just watched the people inside the walls, they could have made their own cities, etc. and had a somewhat normal life. I don't think they should have sat and done nothing about the uprising, I think they could have at least tried to help.

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Post by Mallory Whitaker » 15 Dec 2017, 16:36

kaitykinetic wrote:
15 Jul 2016, 12:29
I think that they have been raised to not see the people within the walls as human, simply as a live action experiment. While I definitely don't condone their actions, I think that they would be more much inhumane if they were watching it as entertainment. I think they truly believe that their work is for the good of all, even though they are extremely wrong in doing so.
I agree. I think their society has really dehumanized the people within the walls. They're like the rats in our experiments. I also agree that they're not as bad as those who watched them for entertainment, but they're not guiltless either. Maybe just ignorant?

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