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Five FactionsTris Prior: "100 years ago, after the war, our founders created a system they believed would create lasting peace. They divided a society into five factions. Everyone is tested to determine who we are and where we belong."
As Tris explains, in their current society, everyone is tested and divided up into factions based on their virtues. It's supposed to keep the peace but the fairy tale only applies to those who fit nicely into one of the available factions.
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Claim Your Rightful PlaceJeanine Matthews: "Today you will take a test to help you discover who you truly are. The only way you can survive is for each of you to claim your rightful place."
Jeanine Matthews wants everyone to think that it is their destiny to join their rightful faction. What she isn't saying is that those who don't fall in line will be exterminated.
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They Can't Control You
- 4+ 4- 0
They're Gonna Kill Me
- 5+ 3- 1
Fear Doesn't Shut You DownTris Prior: "You're afraid of heights."
Four: "Everyone's afraid of something, but not you. Fear doesn't shut you down, it wakes you up. That's what makes you dangerous."
The relationship between Tris and Four expands when Four faces his fear of height. He is inspired by her fearless sense and also sees it as a threat.
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Divergents Threaten That SystemJeanine Matthews: "The system removes the threat of anyone exercising their independent will. Divergents threaten that system. It won't be safe until they're removed."
Jeanine speaks to Tris about the dangers of the divergents. If this was an attempt to put fear into Tris, rather than make her revolt, it didn't work too well.