Divergent Movie Essay

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Divergent is a film set in post war Chicago years ahead. The city is separated into factions, dauntless, amity, erudite, abnegation, and candor. Dauntless are the brave, they protect the city and enforce the laws. Amity are the peaceful, they do all the farming and providing. Erudite are the lawmakers; they are the intelligent and logical. Abnegation are selfless and dedicate their lives to caring for others, they feed the homeless and run the government with the society’s best interest in mind. The honest are candor; they speak their mind freely. The people of the society take a test and based on their personality and choices during, it calculate the most compatible faction for them. When they turn 15 each individual is given a choice as…show more content…
This individual has no strength or weakness to a certain faction, and has the ability to think and act as all the factions would. They are seen by the society as uncontrollable and are eliminated as they are found out. This is the category that Tris, the main character falls into. Throughout the movie she is forced to hide her versatility and can only think in the way a dauntless would, her chosen faction. She struggles with this as she watched the faction system fall apart when Erudite tries to over power Abnegation as the leaders in the…show more content…
Hobbes also says. “to get rid of competition and war; people must be under a higher sovereign and agree to the laws”, hence why once you choose a faction you must fulfill your duties there, illustrated in a saying throughout the movie “faction before blood”. All histories have to be put aside and above all else, people in this society must fulfill their duties. This implicitly shows that they are not concerned with the care perspective, instead of exhibiting connectedness and relationships, the focus in on standing alone and individual
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