Why are the Abnegations chosen as political leaders?

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Why are the Abnegations chosen as political leaders? They are selfless and only want the best for everyone. Why do the Abnegation politicians feud with the Erudite representatives? The Erudites desire power.

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Also asked, what new name does Beatrice choose?


One may also ask, what are the first two things the dauntless initiates learn? It's time for training, and the first thing the initiates learn is how to shoot a gun. Tris has a lot of trouble at first, but after an Erudite boy, Will, mocks her a bit for it, she manages to hit the target.

Similarly one may ask, why is Tris apprehensive about the training?

Initiates face fears in simulations. Why is Tris apprehensive about the training? She is afraid of revealing her divergence. Tris can manipulate the simulations.

What is Tris worst fear?

Tris' biggest fear is losing her parents. When confronted in the fear serum, she is unable to kill them and was distraught after they were killed. Till her death, she regretted their death and blamed herself. Intimacy with Tobias was just a small fear she had, Tobias being her first boyfriend.

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What does Tris know about Mother?

When Tris says she's ranked near the bottom, her mother is relieved, and says that they won't pay attention to those near the bottom. After her mother leaves, Tris puts two and two together and realizes since her mother knows the compound and the initiation process inside and out, she must have once been Dauntless.

Why can't Tris be attracted to al?

Why can't Tris be attracted to Al? Al is too fragile.

Who are the Factionless?

Factionless is a status in which a person is not welcome into any faction. This is described as being homeless and even worse than death itself because the factionless have to suffer. It is a common practice for Abnegation to give food and medical attention to the factionless.

Why does Beatrice change her name?

Because a name symbolizes identity more so than anything else, by choosing her own name, Tris chose her own identity—and it will be up to her to live up to it. Again, this idea of changing one's name signals the weakening of the family bond.

Why did Tris Mom transfer to abnegation?

When Jeanine sentences Tris to death, she comes to her rescue. She saves her from drowning in the tank and also reveals that she herself is Divergent. This is the reason she left the Dauntless faction for Abnegation. However, she fell in love with an Erudite (Andrew Prior) and they transferred to Abnegation.

Why do the candor wear black and white?

Candor are serious about their views on honesty against dishonesty. Their substance in the Choosing Ceremony is glass for its transparency that the very principle of honesty reflects, and they wear black and white clothing because they see the truth as only black and white.

Is Tris's mom divergent?

Natalie Prior (née Wright) was the loving mother of Tris and Caleb Prior, and the wife of Andrew Prior. She was born in Milwaukee. After she was relocated to the Bureau of Genetic Welfare, she volunteered to go to Chicago. Natalie Prior was originally a member of Dauntless before she transferred to Abnegation.

What is the purpose of the fear landscape?

A 'Fear Simulation' is a simulation that the Dauntless use to help you know and overcome your fears. Or the initiate can choose to face their fear. This is what Tris chooses to do instead of killing her family in her final simulation.

Is four divergent too?

No, Four is not divergent. In the books Four initially appears to be Divergent since he resists the mind control serum and can remain aware during simulations, but he is actually genetically damaged and therefore is not Divergent.

What happens to Tris during Laurens fear landscape?

Tris watches as the other students go through their fear landscape session. When it's Tris's turn, she's not nervous. Lauren injects her with serum. Tris sees a deep chasm, into which she's being lowered.

Why does Tris get an abnegation tattoo?

Curiously, Tris gets two tattoos because of her identity and they seem pretty contradictory. Unlike the "these birds represent my family" tattoo, the Abnegation seal symbolizes who Tris is and will always be on some level. She may be Dauntless, but she's also got some Abnegation in her.

What are four's fears in his fear landscape?

Four's fears are heights, confinement (claustrophobia), killing innocent people (symbolized in his fear landscape as having to shoot a woman) and being beaten up by Marcus (his father). However, as said in Insurgent, his fears switched over the course of the trilogy.

What do we learn about four through Tris's observations in Chapter 15?

Summary: Chapter 15
Her mother also reveals that Erudite has prohibited members of Abnegation from visiting their compound, so she can't see Caleb. Next, Tris's mother spots Four and introduces herself to him. He tells her Tris is doing well, and she says he looks familiar.

What chapter does Tris kill will?

Chapter 36
The Dauntless soldiers chase Tris, and fires at them. Tris is horrified to realize that Will is among them. She hesitates, but his gun is pointed at her, so she does the only thing she can and shoots him in the head.

What rank does Tris get in divergent?

Tris was ranked 6th out of 10 in the non-dauntless-born initiates, which meant that she had the possible chance of being eliminated.

What is the pit in divergent?

The Pit is a place at the heart of the Dauntless compound consisting of a deep pit with a glass roof. It is a large underground cavern with places for random activities, such as tattoo parlors, built into the walls. To connect these places, the Pit has narrow steps and walkways.