- IMPORTANT INFORMATION
* The groups are form by three or four students.
* The writing activity is going to be the writing mark of the term.
* The speaking activity is going to be the speaking mark of the term.
* Your writing must be uploaded by AUGUST 16th.
* Presentations: AUGUST 22nd.
- ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS (writing activity).
1. What happens at the beginning of the movie? What test does Beatrice have? For what reason?
At the beginning of the movie all the young adults had to make a mental test while they were sleeping with a special serum, the results of this, shows a suggestion of which faction have to choose (just only one). In the case of Beatrice she had to go through a long hall girded of mirrors, one of her reflections told her to choose one of the factions, she couldn’t choose, as a result a big dog started to chase her and when she could calm it, it changed as a little puppy. Finally a recreation of her being a child started to run from the dog and she rescued her. The results were “inconclusive” which it means that she is divergent.
2. What is a "divergent"?
A divergent is someone who belong to the five factions: Abnegation, amity, candor, erudite and dauntless.
3. Describe in detail the different factions.
Abnegation: This faction values the needs of others above the needs of oneself. Their core belief being 'Them before I.' Members of Abnegation take over the public services in the city. Abnegation's colour is grey.
Amity: Members of Amity value peace and harmony above all else. Members of Amity are dressed in red or yellow, though their faction only dictates they wear some amount of the colors.
Candor: Candor members value honesty above all else. A member of Candor can be recognized from their black and white clothing, a visual representation of the black-and-white they see in truth. Through the years, the Candor faction provided the people with trustworthy and sound leaders in law. They are very truthful, sometimes to the point of being tactless. The Candor initiation does not utilize simulation, but utilizes lie detectors tests and truth serum: initiates are placed in front of all those in the faction and are asked deeply personal questions.
Erudite: Erudite is the one and only faction dedicated to knowledge, intelligence, curiosity, and astuteness. It was formed by those who blamed ignorance for the war that had occurred in the past, causing them to split into factions in the first place their substance for the choosing ceremony is water.
Dauntless: This faction is considered the strong soldiers. Dauntless are those who are brave, seeming almost fearless. They strive to become courageous and indestructible. The Dauntless are those who guard The Fence making sure no one gets in or out, and are the best soldiers.
Factionless: This faction not part of the social classes or factions. These are the actionless. These are the people who failed to complete their initiation into whatever faction they chose and live in poverty, doing the work no one else wants to do. They are the janitors, construction workers, and garbage collectors. They are the ones who make fabric, operate trains and drive buses. In return for their work, they get food and clothing.
4. Which are the initiation tests in Tris´s faction?
The initiation test in Tris´s faction were jumping from a train to the place where the faction was located, then she had to jump again from the top of a building to a big and deep hole. In dauntless she had to do some physical tests like throwing knifes, bow and arrow, fight against people and play capture the flag. In the final test (mental test) she had to fight against her fears in her dreams. All the results of the initiations were used to determined if she stays in Dauntless or not.
5. What does Tris learn about her society? what does she plan to do about it?
What Tris learns about her society is that they don't like the people who break the rules, and they are afraid of the divergents because they exceed the intelligence of Erudite. And all the other qualities of the other factions.
6. What happens at the end of the movie? Explain.
The movie ends with Tris preventing Erudite from fulfilling its objective.The objective was to control the dauntless members to form an army that defeats the Abnegation members because they were the ones who ruled all factions and the Erudite people wants that power.
7. How do you think the movie will continue. Give you own predictions
In our opinion the movie will continue when the factionless people reveal themselves and want to take the power and govern and the other factions come together to defeat them.