In "Divergent," a futuristic and dystopian Chicago is home to the Prior family of parents Andrew (Tony Goldwyn) and Natalie (Ashley Judd) and children Caleb (Ansel Elgort) and Beatrice "Tris" (Shailene Woodley). like all kids do at that age, Tris undergoes testing to determine in which of the five factions, as established by the civilization's founders to keep the peace, she belongs. Her tests, as Tori (Maggie Q) tells her, however come back with the rare determination that she is divergent and those does not fit into any faction. Natalie urges Tris to find a faction and fit in the best she can for her own safety.
Tris joins the Dauntless faction but is soon found out to be an impostor by Tobias "Four" Eaton (Theo James). Four vows to help, not hurt Tris and is inspired by her fearless outlook on life. She'll need more than just that fearlessness though as Jeanine Matthews (Kate Winslet), leader of Erudite, is on a mission to hunt down all the divergents, Tris included.
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They're Gonna Kill Me
Tris Prior: "They're gonna kill me."
Four: "I'm not gonna let that happen."
Tris 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.
Claim Your Rightful Place
Jeanine 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.
They Can't Control You
Natalie Prior: "You don't fit into a category. They can't control you. You can't trust anyone. You have to hide inside a faction to survive."Tris's mother, Natalie, tries to explain her special type a bit better. As Natalie makes very obvious, Tris needs to fit in and fast.