What Faction Are You? (+ Giveaway!)
A lot of us are counting down the days to Allegiant’s release, so I’d say it’s a good time to chat and giveaway some books :D. When I was listening to Divergent, one of the first things that struck me (after we found out about everything I mean >.>) is what faction I would choose. I mean, it’s a big freaking decision right?? But past that, I started wondering if I would have even been born, given what factions my parents’ might have chosen! Since if your parents chose different factions, then they wouldn’t have met right?? I started freaking myself out a bit, but that’s besides the point (and my mom reads my blog so I can’t worry too much ;-) ).
All the info is going to be based on how things are ideally in the dystopia of Divergent so that we can avoid spoilers and not worry about how things got out of control ;-).
Background: If you haven’t read Divergent yet (doooo iiiiit), then here’s what you probably want to know. Divergent is set in a future dystopia where the population split into five factions based on what they thought caused the war and destruction previously. Children are raised in their parents’ faction until they come of age. Then they can choose which faction they belong in for the rest of their lives. Leaving your parents’ faction is a bit stressful, as you can imagine ;-).
Quick refresher on the factions sound good? All images and descriptions are from Divergent Fans!
Dauntless: They value courage and bravery and believe in proving your bravery, protecting others, guarding the city, and pushing your fears away. They like to jump from trains and dress in black ;-).
Abnegation: They value selflessness and avoiding vanity, greed, envy, etc. They dress in grey clothing, wear no jewelry or make-up, keep quiet, and volunteer for all the unpleasant tasks important in the city. They also serve as the governing body because they are supposed to be completely self-less.
Candor: They value honesty to a fault. They are very expressive and loud because they don’t want to lie through hiding their feelings. They think the truth is black and white and so always tell all of it no matter what. They also wear black and white because they’re mimes it matches their values.
Amity: The Amity are the hippies of the bunch ;-). They believe in peace and kindness to everyone, above all else. They are against aggression of any kind. They wear bright yellows and reds because those are apparently the colors of happiness?
Erudite: The Erudite believe knowledge can fix everything. They value intelligence and research. They wear blue because research has shown that it calms the body and mind. They do all the cool science experiments, but they are pretty uptight. (Which they should know leads to lower productivity and creative insight >.>)
So! What faction do you think you would choose? After much deliberation (and again before the events of Divergent happen), I think I would probably be Erudite. I love books and reading, but I’m also in grad school, which is kind of like Erudite’s portion of the city in our world ;-).
Perhaps more interestingly, what faction do you think you would have been born into? My parents are both quite geeky and book-loving, so I think it’s likely I would have been born into Erudite. However my mom (<3) does love martial arts and kick-butt heroines, so I could see that influencing her choice ;-).
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I mentioned there was a giveaway too right? Whether you are excited to start or continue this trilogy, we have a prize for you :D. You can win your choice of:
- Pre-order of Allegiant
So no matter where you are in the trilogy, you’re all set :D. This giveaway is open internationally as long as The Book Depository ships to you! The winner will have 48 hours to respond.
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