#RothReread #Insurgent Discussion Post 2

divergent reread2

In anticipation of Allegiant being released soon (October 22), we wanted to discuss the end of Insurgent and what it means for Tris & Tobias & the rest of the people in Veronica Roth’s dystopian Chicago world.  So when we left them, Tris & Tobias discovered that…  (BEWARE, SPOILERS AHEAD)

their little world was engineered by their ancestors to isolate them from what human nature has become, a world of violence.  So they’ve been fenced in and told that when they start seeing a lot of “divergent” citizens, then it’s time to think about leaving their “idealistic” city and going back into the world to possibly be an example to those outside the wall about how to live moralistically. (Which totally had a feel of “The Village” to me…am I the only one?  And while I was surprised by the revelation, it kind had a bit of a “whomp whomp” feeling to it because this has obviously been done before. But I will give the storyline a shot because I’m still completely intrigued and curious about where this will go and how it will be different, and I love Tris & Tobias.)

What an interesting concept.  My first thoughts are, “who’s going to listen to these people when they go out to convert the violent outside world to Kumbayah singing hippies?”  Especially considering that, unless we learn more about this outside world, they have no idea what is going on there and what drove these people to become so violent.  Also, just how effective will these people be?  There aren’t that many in comparison to THE REST OF THE WORLD.  It would make more sense to me to keep them isolated and ignorant of the outside world.

Another question I have is how does the outside world see dystopian Chicago?  If they’re so violent and aggressive, why have they not tried to get in or not bother them at all?  I know Amity is not fighting them off because they don’t do that.  Plus, it’s been a couple of generations since they have started this experiment and maybe the outside world has changed and/or killed each other off?  I cannot wait to “see” what’s going on outside the walls.

I don’t know, there are a lot of questions that I have, many of them I cannot even articulate.  But I’m now on pins & needles, anxiously awaiting my copy of Allegiant.

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4 thoughts on “#RothReread #Insurgent Discussion Post 2

  1. C October 11, 2013 at 10:01 am Reply

    YES! What does the rest of the world think is going on in there??? What if there’ve been cameras on them the whole time, like Big Brother??

    • Daphne October 11, 2013 at 11:14 am Reply

      ooh, interesting idea! freaky! i also was curious about planes flying overhead…because i don’t think there has been any that i know of, but it would introduce the idea that there are people outside

  2. C October 11, 2013 at 11:15 am Reply

    And also, how many people are in the factions and in the walled-off world?? I was never able to figure that out.

    • Daphne October 11, 2013 at 11:17 am Reply

      i am curious about this as well. also, i am wondering how the factionless will figure into this because she cannot just drop that storyline.

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