Divergent by Veronica Roth Book Review
In the book Divergent, the way they group people into factions has minor benefits. It has minor benefits because you will only have one point of view, you might die at an earlier age because you are only exercising certain parts of your body, you will also have little to no adaptability skills.
When you are grouped into factions like the book Divergent the reason you would only have one point of view is because you are in a group of people that think alike. If you were grouped into factions as divergent, you would only have one outlook on the world because you are only associating with a certain type of people, who most likely have the same views on the world because they chose to be in the faction out of free will. If you were to move into a new faction and came in with one point of view you would most likely want to keep that point of view and be able to defend it, but human nature tells us that no matter what our opinion on a subject is, we always want to fit in. An example of someone changing their point of view is how Tris changed her attitude towards violence and guns. Tris changed her attitude from thinking that violence and guns were unnecessary, to thinking that they were necessary if you wanted to get your way. When you put people into factions like Divergent, especially 16 year old kids who are not fully educated and brains are still developing, the kids get brainwashed and they become easily predictable. In conclusion to this paragraph, when you are grouped into factions like Divergent you are restricted to only one point of view.
When you are in a situation where you are grouped into factions like Divergent you lose adaptability skills and become naive to anything outside of your faction. You lose adaptability skills and become naive because you are only exposed to certain ideas and people. An example of someone not having any adaptability skills is Al, Al in the book Divergent was from the faction Candor, and in that faction they were taught to be truthful and transparent, when Al joined Dauntless, he struggled tremendously because he had never been exposed to any physical exercise or quick decision making, which are key aptitudes you have to acquire when you join the faction Dauntless. An example of someone being naive because they have only seen little of a faction is Caleb, Caleb in the book Divergent saw Erudite as a faction of great prosperity in knowledge and sophistication, but did a little research and found out that Erudite was in fact planning an attack on Abnegation (Caleb's old faction). Although Caleb saw Erudite in the limelight, he was only looking at the good and did not do research into the consequences of joining a faction like Erudite. Another example of someone being naive to anything outside of their faction is Tris, Tris chose Dauntless because she liked what Dauntless advertised, which was that their faction was all about bravery and not being a coward, and although those are true, Dauntless did not necessarily tell anyone that their faction also included risking your life in situations where it might not be the educated decision, an example of this is when the transfer-initiates had to jump off a train onto a building, where from there they were going to jump into an underground haven, being caught by a net that did not have much slack and could still easily injure you no matter your height, weight, or experience. In conclusion to this paragraph, being grouped into factions like Divergent has many consequences, such as losing adaptability skills, and becoming naive to things happening outside of your faction
Being grouped into factions like Divergent has great consequences, and one of them is that your life span will become smaller because you are only exercising certain parts of your body, including your brain. You will die faster because you restrict yourself when you are in a faction. For example when you join Dauntless you never use the part of your brain that you exercise when you are learning, although I used Dauntless as my example, my hypothesis applies to every faction. Another example of restricting yourself when you pick a faction is if you were to pick Erudite, if you were to pick Erudite you would never exercise your body and your bones and muscles would become weaker over time, Mr Macintosh told us that if you don't use something (especially your body) it will slowly shut down. An example of only exercising certain parts of your body or brain is if you were to be born in or chose the faction Abnegation, the reason this is a perfect example is because if you were to be in Abnegation you would never really use the part of your brain that gets exercised, the reason I say this is because if you are in Abnegation almost all of your decision are based off of what other people need or just want. If I was a mean person and saw an Abnegation person I would say that they are calculated and predictable. When you are grouped into factions like Divergent is, it has major consequences, and one of them is having a shorter life-span because when you are in a faction you only exercise certain parts of your body.
The Divergent factions have a lot more consequences than benefits, some of the consequences are lack of adaptability skills and being unaware of what is truly going on outside of your faction, and shortened life-span because you are only exercising certain parts of your body including your brain.