“Divergent” written by Veronica Roth is a fascinating fiction book that shows the reader an insight of the world around us. “Divergent” ensures that the readers are aware of the power of the government over the citizens. Furthermore, it embarks on a futuristic and dystopian Chicago where the society is divided into five factions: Abnegation, Erudite, Dauntless, Candor and Amity. These factions are demanded to think and act in a specific, yet different way so that the government will be able to control. However, the plan is threatened when a person can’t be categorized under one faction, calling them Divergent. Sixteen-year-old Tris figures out that she does not fit in a category and goes on a dangerous virtue attempting to figure out the secrets held within the walls of the Head Quarters. The government considers Tris as the maximum threat, as they wont be able to manipulate her.
If you haven’t read the trilogy, I highly suggest that you do. It is an extremely fascinating book embarking what we face in our everyday lives. I truly acknowledge that this book is a copy of what we may see in our everyday lives in undemocratic countries. Our world, historically, has faced many of these obstacles worldwide, as governments have and continue to control the people to live off of our expense. I think that this book is sending us as people a message; that we should be keen in choosing correctly. Furthermore, nowadays, education should become a priority in our lives to elude the control over power of governments among us as people.
By Suzanna Hanafy