Veronica Roth

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After each milestone in her life, Beatrice Prior gets a tattoo. Each tattoo has a different, specific symbolic meaning—for example, she gets a tattoo of the Dauntless symbol (a ring of fire) to celebrate the…

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The most conspicuous symbol in Divergent is also one of the most complex. Beatrice Prior is Divergent, meaning that she doesn't have a strong allegiance to any one of the five factions: on the contrary…

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There are several points in Divergent when the protagonist, Beatrice Prior, looks at herself in the mirror (in fact, the novel begins with a mirror). Mirrors represent how Beatrice examines herself constantly: probing her…

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