I have just finished watching a wonderful movie, which is called ‘Divergent’ directed by Neil Burger. It is based on a bestseller written by Veronica Roth. It tells a story about a girl, Beatrice Prior, who lives in a world which is divided into five different factions. Each of them has a certain role in the city and a different set of values. The first one and the one that the main character was born in is Abnegation which values selflessness , Erudite – knowledge, Dauntless – courage, Candor – honesty and Amity – peace. Every year there is a special event called Choosing Ceremony, when every person that turned 16 decides to which faction they want to belong. To help them with that difficult choice they attend earlier an aptitude test, where they are put under the simulation and based on what choices they make each fraction one by one is ruled out until there is only one they best fit in. Sometimes however the results show the rare quality of equal attributes of multiple factions - it is called divergence. That means the brains of those group of people work in different, independent way and the government cannot control them and they are considered as threats to the existing social order. As you may assume Beatrice was Divergent, so she really struggled with the choice and finally she decided to become Dauntless. In order to do so you have to complete the initiation and if you don’t you become factionless, which in one’s opinions is worse than death.
The film is mainly about Beatrice’s adventures during the Dauntless initiation but, which is really exciting and sometimes also thrilling. The ending however is very surprising and unexpected. I really loved the idea of this story, which is very creative. I would like to recommend this film as well as the book.