Examples Of Segregation In The Book Divergent

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Divergent Discrimination and Segregation In the book, “Divergent” by Veronica Roth, there are factions in which the people have distributed themselves according to certain attribute that they have. This book contains a lot of unnecessary segregation and discrimination between the factions and between the people. The different factions treat each other differently than themselves. The Factions are a form of segregation because they are keeping people with certain characteristics away from other factions, also some factions are allies, while others are complete enemies. Segregation is a recurring theme in this particular book, and I find it very depressing and wrong. From the very beginning of the book, Tris mentions how the factions stay away from each other, even in school. During the beginning of chapter two, Tris talks about how the different faction students sit at different tables while waiting for their turn to take the aptitude test. She describes the Dauntless table they were shouting and playing a card game. The Erudite table was chatting about books and newspapers. Amity sat in a circle on the cafeteria floor playing “some kind of hand-slapping game involving a rhyming song” (09), and last but not least the Candor table were arguing about something. The book never says anything about Tris seeing children from different factions together.…show more content…
They think that just because the factionless aren’t in a faction, they must be weak and are useless. This is not always the case. Some of the factionless are where without a faction because they are weak, but most are there because they either decided that they weren’t meant for the faction they chose or weren’t good enough to get in. There are even some that decided NOT to be in a faction, like Edward and Myra. Edward left because Peter stabbed him in the eye, and Myra left because she didn’t want to live in Dauntless without Edward
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