Divergent Movie And Book Comparison Essay

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It is crazy to think how pop culture can point to the things it works so hard to reject, but in the case of Divergent by Veronica Roth, parallels between it and the gospel abound. Divergent is set in a dystopian Chicago in which the citizens are divided into 5 factions; the brave, the selfless, the intelligent, the honest and the kind. The story follows Tris Prior, a sixteen year old girl who realizes her Divergence, or possession of characteristics of more than one faction. The novel and film adaption of Divergent include many similarities to the gospel, notably the emphasis on a choice of commitment, the concept that we need more than one characteristic to grow, that salvation is brought about through sacrifice, and that humankind is at its heart, evil. Choice is an important aspect of the book and movie Divergent. As Christians we believe that we are given a choice to surrender our lives to Christ and let him lead our lives, or to cling to our feigned control. We must choose whether we are going to serve ourselves or God. In Divergent, all citizens, when they are sixteen must choose which faction they are serving and giving their lives to. “Faction before blood” is the motto by which all members must live, indicating…show more content…
In the film, both of Tris’ parents face and encounter death. Tris struggles to comprehend this sacrifice and tries to explain to Four, “‘They died today.’...’They died for me,’ I say. That feels important.” he responds by telling her that they died because of their love for her, and “‘To them there was no better way to show you [Tris].’”. This lines up perfectly with Jesus’ sacrifice for us. He loved us and desired to save us, and the only way to do that was through his death which is later parralled with Tris’ death in Allegiant. In John 15:13 it says, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one 's life for one 's
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