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Tobias / Four Character Analysis

Tobias is one of the most mysterious characters in the book. Although Tobias used to be a highly promising warrior and strategist for the Dauntless, he chose to devote his life to training new Dauntless recruits instead of settling into a powerful government position, as most people of his abilities would do. This points to something that sets Tobias apart from most of his Dauntless peers: he’s genuinely concerned with helping other people. Unlike his rival, Eric, Tobias believes that being strong and brave—in other words, being Dauntless—means being selfless, sacrificing one’s own safety to protect that of other people. Tobias imparts this lesson to Tris, with whom he has a romance that's still going on by the end of the book. Like Tris, Tobias is secretly Divergent, and also has an unusually small number of fears, meaning that he’s an especially bold and courageous soldier. In spite of his bravery, Tobias suffers from deep psychological trauma: his father, Marcus, beat him with a belt when he was a child. As the novel ends, Tris helps Tobias overcome some of his fears and anxieties, and in return, Tobias declares his love for Tris.

Tobias / Four Quotes in Divergent

The Divergent quotes below are all either spoken by Tobias / Four or refer to Tobias / Four . For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Katherine Tegen Books edition of Divergent published in 2011.
Chapter 7 Quotes

“The chasm reminds us that there is a fine line between bravery and idiocy!” Four shouts. “A daredevil jump off this ledge will end your life. It has happened before and it will happen again. You’ve been warned.”

Related Characters: Tobias / Four (speaker)
Page Number: 65
Explanation and Analysis:

When Beatrice arrives at her new home--the Dauntless stronghold--she's given an important lesson in bravery. Four (Tobias), a young, charismatic Dauntless leader, shows his new recruits the enormous chasm in the middle of the Dauntless stronghold. There are many "brave" Dauntless recruits who've tried to prove their bravery by jumping across the chasm--and every single one of these recruits has died. Tobias uses the memory of his dead recruits to prove that bravery doesn't necessarily imply risking one's own life needlessly. Tobias is a rare voice of caution and restraint, surrounded by daredevils and bullies. He's clearly very brave, but he tries to temper his bravery with intelligence. In short, Tobias and Beatrice are kindred spirits: they're in the Dauntless world, but they seem to take the Dauntless dogma with a grain of salt, adding other virtues because of their Divergent nature.

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Chapter 9 Quotes

“It ends when one of you is unable to continue,” says Eric.
“According to Dauntless rules,” Four says, “one of you could also concede.” Eric narrows his eyes at Four.
“According to the old rules,” he says. “In the new rules, no one concedes.”
“A brave man acknowledges the strength of others,” Four replies.

“A brave man never surrenders,” Eric says, and Four and Eric stare at each other for a few seconds.

I feel like I am looking at two different kinds of Dauntless—the honorable kind, and the ruthless kind. But even I know that in this room, it’s Eric, the youngest leader of the Dauntless, who has the authority.

Related Characters: Beatrice Prior / Tris (speaker), Tobias / Four (speaker), Eric (speaker)
Page Number: 95
Explanation and Analysis:

In this moment, Eric and Four--two of the important teachers at the Dauntless compound--organize a ruthless match between two new recruits, Will and Al. Although Four wants the fight to end quickly and honorably, Eric takes a different approach: he wants the fight to be as long and bloody as possible.

Eric and Four's exchange reflects the two different sub-factions within the Faction of Dauntless. Eric thinks of combat as a bloody, sadistic sport, designed to prove one's strength and superiority. Four thinks of combat as a more complicated undertaking, designed to confirm one's inner strength, not just his or her ability to punch, kick, or shoot. In short, Eric thinks that Dauntless means blood; Four thinks it means honor.

Chapter 11 Quotes

“What rank were you?” Peter asks Four. I don’t expect Four to answer, but he looks levelly at Peter and says, “I was first.” “And you chose to do this?” Peter’s eyes are wide and round and dark green. They would look innocent to me if I didn’t know what a terrible person he is. “Why didn’t you get a government job?” “I didn’t want one,” Four says flatly. I remember what he said on the first day, about working in the control room, where the Dauntless monitor the city’s security. It is difficult for me to imagine him there, surrounded by computers. To me he belongs in the training room.

Related Characters: Beatrice Prior / Tris (speaker), Tobias / Four (speaker), Peter (speaker)
Page Number: 125
Explanation and Analysis:

Four reveals the truth: he was an enormously talented soldier when he was younger. But instead of parlaying his talents into a cushy government job, Four chose to return to the recruitment process, this time as an educator.

Why doesn't Four accept the plum government position that's his for the taking? Four seems uncomfortable with governing itself: he's more comfortable working one-on-one with recruits, showing them how to fight, than he is with ordering his subordinates into action. Furthermore, Four seems to question many of the Dauntless government officials' decisions. He doesn't really fit in with the Dauntless mindset--instead of embracing the gospel of pure strength and bloodshed, he opts for a milder, more honorable form of courage. If Four were in the government, he could use his influence to advance his own interpretation of courage--but instead, he's forced to accept the sadistic teachings of his superiors. 

Chapter 13 Quotes

“Catch on? Catch on to what? That you wanted to prove to Eric how tough you are? That you’re sadistic, just like he is?”
“I am not sadistic.” He doesn’t yell. I wish he would yell. It would scare me less. He leans his face close to mine, which reminds me of lying inches away from the attack dog’s fangs in the aptitude test, and says, “If I wanted to hurt you, don’t you think I would have already?”

Related Characters: Beatrice Prior / Tris (speaker), Tobias / Four (speaker), Eric
Page Number: 165
Explanation and Analysis:

Eric has ordered Four to throw knives at Beatrice; Four reluctantly does so, eventually nicking Beatrice's ear on purpose. Afterwards, Beatrice angrily confronts Four about his behavior: she thought that they were friends. Four replies that he's trying to help Beatrice.

While Four doesn't explain exactly why he's "helping" Beatrice, we can infer the truth. Four is worried that he's making Beatrice look like a teacher's pet. By wounding Beatrice--albeit in the mildest possible way--he's making Beatrice look like an underdog, helping her earn the respect of her peers. Furthermore, by wounding Beatrice in front of Eric, Four is trying to protect Beatrice from Eric's sadism. In short, Four is always thinking ahead: a clever strategist, he hurts Beatrice a little in the short term to strengthen her in the long term.

Chapter 18 Quotes

“What changed?”
“The leadership,” he says. “The person who controls training sets the standard of Dauntless behavior. Six years ago Max and the other leaders changed the training methods to make them more competitive and more brutal, said it was supposed to test people’s strength. And that changed the priorities of Dauntless as a whole. Bet you can’t guess who the leaders’ new protégé is.”
The answer is obvious: Eric. They trained him to be vicious, and now he will train the rest of us to be vicious too.

Related Characters: Beatrice Prior / Tris (speaker), Tobias / Four (speaker), Eric
Page Number: 240
Explanation and Analysis:

Here Four describes the history of the Dauntless community. There's been a massive shift in Dauntless ideology in recent years. Previously, the Dauntless leaders believed in a strict code of honor and respect: victors owed respect and support to the people they defeated. Now, the old Dauntless "code" has disappeared. Thanks to Max and Eric's leadership, Dauntless soldiers are encouraged to glory in victory, gloating at their opponents' pain and suffering. By controlling the recruitment process, Eric is ensuring that the next generation of Dauntless warriors will be just as brutal and sadistic as he is.

Four's explanation helps us understand why he chose to become an educator instead of a government administrator. Four is smart and talented enough to work for the government, but he wants to make sure that Eric doesn't transmit have sole control over the new Dauntless soldiers. In order to restore the old Dauntless code of respect, Four chooses to work one-on-one with recruits, teaching them how to win, but also how to be honorable.

Chapter 23 Quotes

Whoever he is, I like him. It’s easier for me to admit that to myself now, in the dark, after all that just happened. He is not sweet or gentle or particularly kind. But he is smart and brave, and even though he saved me, he treated me like I was strong. That is all I need to know. I watch the muscles in his back expand and contract until I fall asleep.

Related Characters: Beatrice Prior / Tris (speaker), Tobias / Four
Page Number: 288-289
Explanation and Analysis:

In this passage, Tris sleeps in Four's bed, while Four sleeps on the floor. Although there's no physical interaction between the two of them it's clear that Tris is beginning to feel attracted to Four: she likes his "masculine smell." But Tris's attraction to Four runs deeper than the physical. Tris admires Four for being strong and fast--in short, for being a perfect Dauntless warrior. But furthermore, Tris likes that Four is honorable: he treats Tris like a strong woman, even when he's saving her single-handedly. In short, Four is the ideal Dauntless warrior of the "old days" (before Eric rose to power). Four is tough and brutal, but he also believes in the old-fashioned values of honor and respect.

Chapter 28 Quotes

I don’t know when I accumulated so many secrets. Being Divergent. Fears. How I really feel about my friends, my family, Al, Tobias. Candor initiation would reach things that even the simulations can’t touch; it would wreck me. “Sounds awful,” I say.
“I always knew I couldn’t be Candor. I mean, I try to be honest, but some things you just don’t want people to know. Plus, I like to be in control of my own mind.”

Related Characters: Beatrice Prior / Tris (speaker), Christina (speaker), Tobias / Four , Al
Page Number: 371
Explanation and Analysis:

Here Tris talks about the Candor community with her friend Christina. Christina was born into a Candor family, but never liked it there. She was a reserved, introverted child, and couldn't stand the idea of living in a place where she was required to disclose all her secrets.

The passage is important because it foreshadows the way that the  Dauntless and Erudite leaders will use mind control to dominate their own people. Furthermore, the passage's emphasis on self-control and secretiveness reinforces the fact that Tris is a complex, conflicted character. While most of Tris's peers are willing to commit to one Faction, Tris goes through constant identity crises. She feels like a Dauntless soldier one day; a member of Abnegation the next. Like Christina, Tris could never survive in a community that demands total honesty: she changes her mind so often that she's often dishonest with herself.

Chapter 30 Quotes

Simulation Tobias kisses my neck. I try to think. I have to face the fear. I have to take control of the situation and find a way to make it less frightening. I look Simulation Tobias in the eye and say sternly, “I am not going to sleep with you in a hallucination. Okay?”

Related Characters: Beatrice Prior / Tris (speaker), Tobias / Four
Page Number: 393-394
Explanation and Analysis:

In this quotation, Tris has a strange encounter with Tobias in her hallucination (a hallucination that's being administered to train her to control her own emotions). Tobias--who by this point is involved in a  secret relationship with Tris--kisses Tris. Tris, who's still sexually inexperienced, is frightened and a little intimidated by Tobias's advances. And yet she's confident enough in herself to summon the courage to turn Tobias down, asserting control over her own hallucinations.

The passage suggests the relationship between maturity, fear, sexuality, and coming-of-age. Tris is clearly attracted to Tobias, but she's also afraid of sex and her own sexuality. In facing her fears and turning Tobias down, Tris becomes a more mature, confident young woman, taking control of her own fears at the same time that she takes control of her relationships with other people. In short, Tris confronts her fears of sexuality and learns how to deal with fear itself.

Chapter 31 Quotes

“Sometimes I wonder,” I say, as calmly as I can, “what’s in it for you. This…whatever it is.”
“What’s in it for me,” he repeats. He steps back, shaking his head. “You’re an idiot, Tris.”
“I am not an idiot,” I say. “Which is why I know that it’s a little weird that, of all the girls you could have chosen, you chose me. So if you’re just looking for…um, you know…that…”
“What? Sex?” He scowls at me. “You know, if that was all I wanted, you probably wouldn’t be the first person I would go to.”

Related Characters: Beatrice Prior / Tris (speaker), Tobias / Four (speaker)
Page Number: 401-402
Explanation and Analysis:

Tris and Tobias bicker over sex and attraction. Tris accuses Tobias of using her for sex (not an unreasonable claim), but Tobias angrily insists that he's not--if he just wanted sex, he'd have gone to a different woman.

Tris and Tobias seem equally inexperienced with relationships, even if Tobias is more experienced with sex per se. Tris clearly lacks confidence in her own beauty and intelligence, hence her refusal to believe that Tobias is interested in her in any serious capacity. Tobias, for his part, is clumsy in the way he defends his actions. In all, the passage is refreshing insofar as it shows two young adults talking openly and frankly about sex and sexuality. Neither Tobias nor Tris is very experienced with romance, but by talking with one another, they're gaining experience.

Chapter 38 Quotes

I have done this before—in my fear landscape, with the gun in my hand, a voice shouting at me to fire at the people I love. I volunteered to die instead, that time, but I can’t imagine how that would help me now. But I just know, I know what the right thing to do is. My father says—used to say—that there is power in self-sacrifice. I turn the gun in my hands and press it into Tobias’s palm.

Related Characters: Beatrice Prior / Tris (speaker), Tobias / Four , Andrew Prior
Page Number: 475
Explanation and Analysis:

In this climactic scene of the novel, Tris points a gun at Tobias, who's been brainwashed to fight on behalf of Eric and Jeanine. Although Tris knows the "right" Dauntless thing to do is to shoot Tobias, she finds herself unable to hurt her friend and lover. Instead of embracing violence, like the good Dauntless soldier she's been trained to be, Tris opts for the way of Abnegation: she sacrifices her own safety and security to protect Tobias.

The passage proves that Tris, in spite of her success among the Dauntless recruits, can't be pinned down as Dauntless. A true Divergent, she alternates between Dauntless courage and Abnegation virtue. In the end, she seems to place a higher premium on love and compassion than on victory--a sure sign that she's transcended the petty factionalism of her society.

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Tobias / Four Character Timeline in Divergent

The timeline below shows where the character Tobias / Four appears in Divergent. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4
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...report attacking Marcus’s character; i.e., accusing him of being violent and cruel to his son, Tobias—a boy who chose to join Dauntless instead of Abnegation. Beatrice’s father claims that the Erudites... (full context)
Chapter 6
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...name, Beatrice hesitates and then replies, “Tris.” Lauren introduces Tris to a young man named Four, who tells her, “Welcome to Dauntless.” (full context)
Chapter 7
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Lauren and Four lead Tris and her fellow recruits down through the Dauntless headquarters. Lauren tells the recruits... (full context)
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Four takes the new recruits down in the headquarters. Tris sees children running around—the opposite of... (full context)
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...had this food before: she was always taught to eat plain, simple food. Christina asks Four to identify a young man who’s walking between the tables. Four explains that he’s Eric,... (full context)
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The Dauntless recruits begin their lessons: firing guns, boxing, etc. Four monitors the recruits’ training. He tells them that the best way to fight cowardice is... (full context)
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In the afternoon, the recruits go to a new room, where Four begins teaching them how to fight. Four tells Tris that she’s not strong, but that... (full context)
Chapter 9
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The next day, Four organizes fights between the new recruits. He explains that, since there’s an odd number of... (full context)
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...people. Will and Al continue fighting, and Eric yells at them not to slow down. Four, who’s also monitoring the fight, argues with Eric—Four claims that the fight could end when... (full context)
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The train takes the new recruits to the fence surrounding the city. There, Four greets them. He explains that mediocre Dauntless end up patrolling the fence. Will asks why... (full context)
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As Four speaks to his recruits, a truck drives up, and Amity people step out. They ask... (full context)
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As the truck drives away, Four approaches Tris and tells her that it was foolish to act friendly around Robert: Tris’s... (full context)
Chapter 12
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...Everyone rushes to the train tracks, where they find a box of guns and paintballs. Four announces that the Dauntless will be playing a city-wide game of capture the flag. Eric... (full context)
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...to her pleasure, she lands on the train without any trouble. As they ride out, Four instructs his team to be clever—they’re not Erudite, but they have to be cunning to... (full context)
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...readers might recognize as the Chicago Ferris wheel). Tris climbs up the wheel, followed by Four, who seems to be afraid of heights. Four asks Tris, “What do you think the... (full context)
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At the top of the wheel, Four and Tris notices a tiny light in the distance—it must be the other team, approaching.... (full context)
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Tris and Four join their teammates and tell them they’ve found the other team’s location. They run out... (full context)
Chapter 13
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...notices that Eric seems to be in a particularly bad mood. He keeps glaring at Four, who’s also present for the training. (full context)
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...theirs. Al refuses, and Eric then orders Al to stand in front of the target. Four mutters that this exercise isn’t really necessary, but Eric reminds Four that he (Eric) is... (full context)
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Eric tells the other recruits that Tris is “daring,” and leaves. Tris angrily confronts Four and asks him why hurt her. Four smiles quietly and explains that he’s just done... (full context)
Chapter 14
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...wouldn’t have approved of, Tris thinks—and kicks her again in the face and chest. Suddenly, Four pulls Tris away. Tris thinks that she should feel guilty for hurting Molly so badly—but... (full context)
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Before can Tris can say much about herself, Four introduces himself to Tris’s mother—whose name, she says, is Natalie. Four tells Natalie that Tris... (full context)
Chapter 16
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In the evening, the transfer recruits meet with Four, who explains the ranking system to them. They’re about to enter stage two of training,... (full context)
Chapter 17
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...some of Uriah’s friends, including Shauna and Uriah’s older brother, Zeke. Uriah tells Tris that Four would never come on this ritual. Tris deduces that her challenge must involve heights, seemingly... (full context)
Chapter 18
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...Dauntless-raised recruit, asks who’s the highest-ranked transfer. Peter answers, and Lynn smirks. One by one, Four calls the recruits out to go through a simulation. When it’s Tris’s turn, Four tells... (full context)
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...body with their talons. Blood drips down Tris’s body, and she weeps. Suddenly, Tris hears Four’s voice: “You stay in the hallucination until you can calm down.” (full context)
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...but can’t—she continues weeping. Suddenly, she finds herself sitting back in her chair, next to Four. Four tries to console Tris, but can’t. Tris attacks Four for “torturing her,” but Four... (full context)
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Tris goes to the Pit, where she’s surprised to find Four, who is drunk and staggering close to the railing. Four tells Tris that she “looks... (full context)
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Tris is about to begin her second hallucination simulation, accompanied by Four once again. She sees herself in a shadowy room: it’s the Pit floor, next to... (full context)
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Tris awakes from her simulation, with Four standing over her. Four tells her, “You’re Divergent.” Tris tries to lie, but Four isn’t... (full context)
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...Divergence from Dauntless records: the only people who know about Tris’s condition are Tori, Natalie, Four, and Tris herself. Tori mentions that her own brother was Divergent. He was found dead... (full context)
Chapter 21
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...earlier simulation she experienced). In the middle of her hallucination, she looks up and sees Four standing beside her—“I know this isn’t real,” she says. Tris wonders if Four is also... (full context)
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As the friends practice their aim, Four interrupts them. He explains that students aren’t allowed to practice with guns so late in... (full context)
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...to the face in return. Suddenly, Tris hears cries and shouts. A few moments later, Four pulls the blindfold off Tris’s face—he’s defended her from Peter and the others. (full context)
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Four has just saved Tris’s life, and he takes her to wash the blood off her... (full context)
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As Tris prepares to go back to her dorm, she tells Four that her attackers didn’t just try to hurt her; they also “touched her.” Four seems... (full context)
Chapter 23
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...decides not to go back to the dorms—that would be suicidal. Instead, she sleeps in Four’s bed while Four sleeps on the floor. She can smell his scent on his pillow,... (full context)
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The recruits arrive in a large, dark room. Four explains that the Dauntless government has been gathering information on the recruits’ greatest fears. Here... (full context)
Chapter 24
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...bravery, for which he should be celebrated by his peers. After Eric’s eulogy, Tris tells Four that Eric’s speech was absurd: it encourages Dauntless recruits to sacrifice their lives instead of... (full context)
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Tris confesses to Four that she feels guilty about Al’s death. If she’d forgiven Al, she wonders, he might... (full context)
Chapter 25
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...the dormitory, and Tris contemplates the chasm from which Al jumped. She turns, and finds Four standing nearby. Four invites Tris to come with him: he going to be testing the... (full context)
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As the serum sets in, Four and Tris find themselves at the top of a huge tower. Tris realizes that Four... (full context)
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Tris and Four see a woman, whom Four is supposed to shoot. Four manages to shoot the woman... (full context)
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The simulation ends. Tris realizes that Tobias has only four fears—hence his nickname. Tobias takes Tris’s hand and says that he has... (full context)
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Hand in hand, Tobias and Tris walk to the chasm. As they walk, Tobias explains that he can never... (full context)
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Tobias leans in and kisses Tris on her mouth. They kiss for a few minutes as... (full context)
Chapter 27
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The next morning, Tris is in an excellent mood. In the dining hall, Tris sees Tobias, but he doesn’t sit with her. Uriah reminds everyone that it’s fear landscape day—instead of... (full context)
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...cry, and suddenly, Tris finds herself back in the dark room, surrounded by Lauren and Tobias. Tobias asks, “What the hell was that?” Tris has become too frightened, but when she... (full context)
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...who recognizes the car as Erudite, accuses Tris of betraying Dauntless, and takes her to Tobias. Eric says that Tris is a dangerous spy, associating with other factions—something which Tobias immediately... (full context)
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Alone, Tobias apologizes to Tris for being harsh with Tris during the simulation. He compliments Tris on... (full context)
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Back in the dormitory, Christina asks Tris where she’s been all day, and if Tobias is angry that Tris hit him. Tris doesn’t tell Christina where she’s been, and Christina... (full context)
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Late at night, Tris meets up with Tobias as planned. Tobias takes Tris to the train, and they jump onboard. Tobias and Tris... (full context)
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Tobias explains to Tris what they’re doing here. Tobias has found reports in the Dauntless compound... (full context)
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Suddenly, Tris finds herself sitting next to Tobias. She notices a huge bed behind her. Tobias smiles, and pulls off Tris’s jacket. He... (full context)
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Tris remembers something Tobias told her: selflessness and bravery aren’t so different. Although she’s holding a gun and pointing... (full context)
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Tris finds herself sitting in an empty room, surrounded by Eric, Tobias, and a man whom Tris recognizes as Max (the leader of the Dauntless). Eric congratulates... (full context)
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Back in the initiation room, Tris meets up with her other friends. Tobias tells Tris that he’d be surprised if she weren’t ranked first: she only faced seven... (full context)
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Tris and Tobias decide to leave the room and find a more private place. In his bedroom, Tobias... (full context)
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Tobias touches Tris very gently, and tells her that she need not be afraid. Now that... (full context)
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After their romantic session, Tris and Tobias make their way back into the dining hall. They’ve spent the last two hours in... (full context)
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...in the dining hall. She tells Tris that she’s planning on becoming a trainer like Four. Christina asks Tris which part of the fear simulation gave Tris the most trouble. Reluctantly,... (full context)
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...despises. Molly and Will kiss to celebrate their success, and Tris does the same with Tobias—it is the best moment of her life, she thinks. (full context)
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As she kisses Tobias, Tris realizes something: Eric and Max are working with the Erudite to develop serums that... (full context)
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Tris goes to bed, planning to tell Tobias what she’s discovered tomorrow. The next morning, she wakes up to find Christina and Will... (full context)
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...her peers march through the halls of headquarters, Tris tries to scan the room for Tobias. She notices Tobias, looking as blank-faced as anyone else. As she approaches Tobias, she squeezes... (full context)
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Tobias, Tris, and the others board a train. As they prepare to get on, Tobias whispers... (full context)
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Tris sees Eric approaching Tobias. Eric leers at Tobias and whispers, “No one’s going to remember that I came in... (full context)
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Soldiers take Tobias and Tris to see Jeanine. Jeanine tells them that she’s always suspected that Tris and... (full context)
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Jeanine goes on to explain her plan to Tobias and Tris. She knows that she needs an army of loyal soldiers in order to... (full context)
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Jeanine suggests that Tobias should be thanking her for shooting the people of Abnegation, since Tobias hated his own... (full context)
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Jeanine tells Tobias that scientists will use his Divergence to develop a new drug that can control the... (full context)
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...She wants to fall into despair and give up, but by remembering the feeling of Tobias’s hands, she manages to find the strength to run away, back to her family. (full context)
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...Tris then tells her team to jump off the roof into the net below—just as Tobias told her to do on her first day in Dauntless. Andrew, Caleb, and Marcus are... (full context)
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...a wall of TV screens, showing images of every corner of Abnegation. She also finds Tobias, sitting in a chair. (full context)
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Tris has just found Tobias sitting in the computer room. Tobias points a gun at Tris and orders her to... (full context)
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Tobias approaches Tris, and Tris sees his finger tightening as he prepares to shoot. Tris ducks,... (full context)
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Tris is about to shoot Tobias when she realizes the truth: she can’t force herself to hurt someone she cares so... (full context)
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Tris, now kneeling on the floor, gives her gun to Tobias. She’s terrified of losing her life, but knows that she could never hurt Tobias herself.... (full context)
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Tobias holds a gun to Tris’s head, but doesn’t shoot. He seems to be wavering, fighting... (full context)
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...notices one screen that shows soldiers gathering around Peter, Caleb, and Marcus. She yells for Tobias to do something, and Tobias types a complex code into the computer. Then he taps... (full context)
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Tobias and Tris leave the computer room, and they see Caleb crouched over Andrew’s dead body.... (full context)
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Tris tells Tobias that both of her parents are now dead. Tobias replies that they died bravely, showing... (full context)
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...Peter to a hospital, Tris notes that Abnegation and Dauntless are now both “broken.” Tris, Tobias, and Caleb are factionless now. Tris is no longer “just” Tris the selfless or Tris... (full context)