Courage And Heroism In Divergent

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Divergent by Veronica Roth It is hard to be brave and courageous sometimes. Some people blame their cowardness on the situation they are in or maybe even blame it on something else going on in their life. However, Tris, Four, and Natalie Prior all show courage, bravery, unity, and heroism on several occasions throughout this book. Each one of them did what was right without even thinking about how difficult or dangerous it could be. Most lead to better things, but it also lead to death. First, the main character of the story Tris, shows the most bravery, courage, and unity of all. She is born into abnegation and is miserable her entire life. So when choosing day comes for all the eighteen year olds in the factions, she can't decide if she wants to leave and lose her family, or stay and be miserable her entire life. "I stare into my own eyes for a moment. Today is the day of the aptitude test that will show me which of the five factions I…show more content…
She was originally in dauntless but transferred years later. Natalie isn't a main character and she only shows up in certain parts of the book, but when she does, she made sure her presence was known. Natalie first shows her bravery by sneaking onto dauntless property when she knows she is not allowed to. Tris later tells Four after her mother dies that she knows what her mom did was brave and courageous. She got shot to save Tris and let her get away. She gave her own life so that her daughter could go on and defeat Jeannie. "Eric called Al’s suicide brave, and he was wrong. My mother’s death was brave. I remember how calm she was, how determined. It isn’t just that she died for me; it is brave that she did it without announcing it, without hesitation, and without appearing to consider another option, p.451." This took bravery and heroism so that Tris still had a chance to save all the lives that had been taking from so many
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