blog #3

My book “divergent” has not contained any humor so far. Up until the point in the book that i’m at the author has made the mood of the story very dreary and not a fun book to read. Also it would be hard to insert humor because the the group of people the story is about doesn’t really have humor about them but all they do is look to help others. The only group of people the author could really add humor do is the Dauntless but so far the book hasn’t talked much about them other then when Beatrice watched them jump off a moving train. Another reason there is no comedy is because the whole plot of the story is serious. Beatrice got defined as divergent which she cannot speak about anyone because her life would be in danger. There isn’t much comedy included with a person who’s life is in danger. It would make the book a lot more fun and enjoyable to read if humor was added. I hope as a read the book more I will find humor. Humor could be added in some situations. For example, while Beatrice is watching the dauntless jump off the train someone could come up and scare her or something like that. Unfortunately this may not work because abnegation thinks about helping others and not about themselves so nobody would scare her because it would have given humor to themselves which doesn’t help Beatrice. Another way comedy could be added is between Beatrice and her brother. The author could have added some love hate situations between her and her brother. This would have been god for me and many other readers because a lot of us have the same situation with our siblings which could help us relate to the main character of the story and help with the reader/character connection. Just little bits of comedy like this could help a lot with reading this book. But too much would ruin the seriousness of the plot and over all story. I hope to see some comedy in the future of the book.







The Author immediate introduces the main Character Beatrice. We first meet Beatrice sitting in front of a mirror while her mom is doing her hair. We learn the she can’t resist breaking the rules of her faction because she tells how they aren’t supposed to look at themselves but Beatrice takes a peak while her mom isn’t looking. I liked Beatrice because she isn’t afraid to break rules if she doesn’t agree with them or because they don’t fit her as a person. Also she seems like a caring character because she doesn’t want to leave her family and go to a new faction . Beatrice is the kind of person to be herself no matter what. Her faction has beliefs where they only care about others and will always help other but she doesn’t force the belief upon herself and does her own thing. Her role is the main character and who the story is all about. Her personality effects the story because during the aptitude test she ended up being divergent which creates many complications with her life and many others. Another character is Beatrice’s brother, Caleb. He is introduced riding the bus with Beatrice and is described by her as well. We know he likes to follow rules because he gives an old man his seat without thinking about it and he also doesn’t lie. Also he doesn’t show much emotion because Beatrice explained how he a emotionless look while going to the aptitude tests which is a very nervous time. I didn’t really like him because he gives me a feeling that he is acting nice and all until he gets out of his faction. His purpose so far is to add suspense for Beatrice because goes into the tests emotionless and comes out looking like he went through hell. My prediction for how his personality effects the story is he will be deemed “dauntless” (where rebels go) which will cause Beatrice and her family to go through an emotional time. Another prediction is Caleb will somehow reveal that his sister was deemed divergent which will cause much trouble for Beatrice.

Blog #1

I chose “Divergent” by Veronica Roth because it was a popular book/movie and people talked about how good it was and so I decided to read it. From what I’ve read so far the book is about a futuristic city that divides people into “factions” made up of people with similar beliefs, sort of like tribes in a way. Our main character is a teenage girl named Beatrice who comes from the Abnegation faction. She seems to be confused of why things are the way they are. She knows she doesn’t belong in the faction shes in because she always goes against the rules but she feels bad abandoning her mom and dad. Her brother on the other hand seems to take pride in his factions beliefs and never breaks one of the rules. The introduction starts off with Beatrice¬† sitting in a chair in front of a mirror that she rarely does because her faction believes they shouldn’t think about themselves and only think of others. She is getting her haircut for the aptitude tests which determines the faction they belong in. Beatrice takes a peek into the mirror while her mom isn’t looking ( already an example of her breaking the rules). She takes a bus to school with her brother and Beatrice is very nervous for her test but her brother seems to be calm. She walks into a room covered in mirrors and a women. the woman puts electrodes on Susie head and one on her own and she drinks a liquid and her test begins. shes in the same room but all alone a bunch of events occur that tests the types of decisions she would make. Afterwards the woman tells her only two factions were eliminated which is off because after each stage a few factions are supposed to be eliminated. She is determined “divergent” which apparently is dangerous and she can’t tell anyone.¬† One element I like is the setting. I think it’s a really cool idea to have the different groups of people and how they act with each other. Also thinking about how life would be like if that was real.