For those of you that have been living under a rock, DIVERGENT is the best-selling YA series by Veronica Roth (yes, it is being turned into a movie that will come out this March… and yes, I am so many levels of excited). In this series, people must chose which faction they will be a part of in their city of post-apocalyptic Chicago. They must live by that faction’s unique rules and have unending loyalty to other members of the same faction. Each faction dresses differently to identify themselves….
Let’s start with my faction of choice.
Amity: The peaceful. Members of this faction are known for being kind, helpful, and strong willed in their belief that violence is never EVER the answer. They enjoy wearing bright and sunny colors, mainly red and yellow.
Dauntless: The brave. Dauntless are the protectors of the city. Their hobbies include jumping off of moving trains, knife throwing, and eating too much chocolate cake. Most of them have at least one tattoo and/or piercing.
Abnegation: The selfless. Members of Abnegation spend their lives giving to others instead of worrying about themselves. They wear simple gray clothing to show their lack of vanity and rarely look in mirrors- that would be self indulgent.
Candor: The honest. These people never lie and base their beliefs on the idea of “honesty is the best policy.” Truth is as simple as black and white, so that is what they wear. Others faction members often see them as rude as they say what is on their minds even when it’s hurtful.
Erudite: The intelligent. This faction is the brains of DIVERGENT. They are overall calm people (wearing blue does that to them) but can be even more rude than the Candor due to their generally snobby know-it-all attitude.
Let’s not forget….
Factionless: Didn’t make it through your initiation into one of the factions? Well, sucks to be you. The factionless live in the poorest parts of the city and live their lives as outcasts. They can sometimes find jobs cleaning up after members of the factions. They wear whatever they can get their hands on, so there is normally a mix of factions seen in their clothing.