65 pages 2 hours read

Veronica Roth


Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2013

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Essay Topics


For the first time, Veronica Roth tells the story from the perspective of Tris and Tobias. Why do you think Roth made this change for the third book, and what impact does it have on the story?


Discuss the relationship between Tobias and Evelyn. Why is their relationship so complicated? Compare and contrast their relationship to that of Tris and Caleb.


What role does identity play in the novel? Why do the characters struggle to adapt to new information and new settings? Put yourself in the characters’ shoes and think about how you would react to learning that everything you thought you knew was a lie. To which character do you think you would be most similar?