From my review:
I really enjoyed the factions. The world is divided into these mini-societies that cultivate different virtues kind of like Hogwarts, but with a dystopian flare. It was very interesting and it made me think a lot about the fine line between a virtue becoming a vice if you’re not careful…Read more
It’s a great dystopian novel that is so unique with a rich and interesting world.
My favorite part by far about Divergent was the factions. Each faction has an entire culture dedicated to cultivating a certain virtue. I had a hard time keeping them straight at first, so I made a little guide for myself to help my sucky memory.
All five factions with their symbol and virtue.
Those who blamed selfishness formed Abnegation.
Colors and accessories they wear: Gray. They wear no accessories besides a plain watch because they don’t like to draw attention to themsleves.
Symbol at the choosing ceremony: Gray stones.
Those who blamed ignorance formed Erudite.
Colors and accessories they wear: Blue because it calms the mind. A lot of them wear glasses.
Symbol at the choosing ceremony: Water
Those who blamed duplicity formed Candor.
Colors and accessories they wear: Black and white because they see the truth as black and white. Men often wear suits with white ties.
Symbol at the choosing ceremony: Glass
Those who blamed cowardice were the Dauntless.
Colors and accessories they wear: Black. They usually get tattoos.
Symbol at the choosing ceremony: Lit coals
Those who blamed aggression formed Amity.
Colors and accessories they wear: Red and yellow. They like wearing jewelry and make-up.
Symbol at the choosing ceremony: Earth
Another cool thing about Divergent is that it’s set in a futuristic and devastated Chicago. Here’s a few places mentioned in Divergent that are real.
The Sears Tower
I didn’t know until I did a Google search that they changed the name of the Sears Tower to the Willis Tower. Ugh. I hate it when they change names for buildings like that. Anyway. In the book they call it The Hub.
Lake Shore Drive