The brilliance of the faction system is the conformity to the faction removes the threat of anyone exercising their independent will. Divergents threaten the system. Don’t get me wrong. There’s a certain beauty in your resistance, your defiance of categorization. But it’s a beauty we can’t afford.

Theo James and Shailene Woodley - Comic Con 2014 Talent Signing (X)

At the end of the hallway she turns and says, “Have a piece of cake for me, all right? The chocolate. It’s delicious.” She has been to the compound before. She remembered this hallway. She knows about the initiation process. My mother was Dauntless.


D I V E R G E N T : THE  F A C T I O N S

Stages of a Hero’s Journey

Stage 1: Departure : The hero is called to adventure, although she is reluctant to accept.

Stage 2: Initiation : The hero crosses a threshold into a new, more dangerous world, gaining a more mature perspective.

Stage 3: The Road of Trials : The hero is given supernatural aid, endures tests of strength,resourcefulness, and endurance.

Stage 4: The Innermost Cave : The hero descends into the innermost cave, an underworld, or some other place of great trial. Sometimes this place can be within the hero’s own mind. Because of this trial, the hero is reborn in some way—physically, emotionally, or spiritually. Through this experience, the hero changes internally.

Stage 5: Return and Reintegration with Society : The hero uses her new wisdom to restore fertility and order to the land

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