Have you ever seen anything like this? Have you ever seen a teenage girl fight off a rapist on camera, let alone be congratulated for it?
I wept. Openly. Vocally. Because I had been there, in that bedroom, with someone I liked, and I had been too afraid to hit back. Too afraid to say no. Because my best friend once found herself in that bedroom, after a fun night out went horribly, terribly wrong. Because my mother spent her entire childhood in that bedroom, living in constant fear, and she still, to this day, has not reported her abuser.
There is another, earlier, pivotal scene, where a group of boys in Tris’s faction collude in an attempt to beat her up. Their plan is foiled before they can do any serious harm, and one of the boys approaches Tris the next morning, his face sombre, begging for forgiveness.
Tris clears her throat. She stands. Tears well in her eyes.
“If you ever touch me again,” she says, “I will kill you.”
Divergent marks the first time I have ever seen a teenage girl articulate, in no uncertain terms, that her body belongs to her. That she gets to decide who touches it, and how, and when. That her yes and her no are final, and unambiguous, and worthy of respect.
Divergent is important."
I have added a few more I found, so I hope you all enjoy the additions.
General idea, you will win three books off this list. I will chose the three. End of story. I think it’s great that way. I know who all anons…
so in the divergent movie, tris’s tattoos weren’t exactly explained, and my sister — who hasn’t read the books — thought the birds signified the three factions tris could have belonged to: abnegation, dauntless, and erudite. and she thought the use of birds represented how tris’s divergence set her free from the constraints of any particular faction.
and i don’t know about you guys, but i think i like that interpretation even better than the actual one.
"Sometimes they do. And sometimes new fears replace them." His thumbs hook around his belt loops. "But becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it, that’s the point."
nobody said it was easy,
oh it’s such a shame for us to part
I’m kind of annoyed that Liv is like a secret bad guy or whatever. Like, can’t we have some nice new characters join the group instead of everyone being mysterious villain with mysterious agenda number thirty eight?
also can she and bonnie have sex pls and thank you