A yawning fissure or deep cleft in the earth's surface.
An enclosure or camp.
The faction name "Dauntless" comes from the word "daunting" which would be used to describe something intimidating or fearful.
To "diverge" means to move in different directions from a common point; in Tris's society, people who are divergent display an aptitude for multiple factions, therefore their minds split in different directions.
Compulsion by threat.
Characterized by great knowledge, learned, or scholarly.
A group or clique within a larger group, party, government, or organization.
Associate with in a friendly way.
A fracture in which the fragments of bone do not separate because the line of break is so fine.
A rough or rowdy person; a troublemaker.
Taking pleasure in pain or abuse.
The backward movement of a gun when fired.
Delight in cruelty.
A part or subdivision of a society.
Belittling or undervaluing oneself; being excessively modest.
The technique of representing the real world through a computer program.
A fragrant tropical grass that yields an oil that smells like lemon.
Divergent Questions and Answers
The Question and Answer section for Divergent is a great
resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
I tell myself, as sternly as possible, that is how things work here. We do dangerous things and people die. People die, and we move on to the next dangerous thing. The sooner that lesson sinks in, the better chance I have at...