Move over Katniss Everdeen, a new heroine is rising out from the fictional dystopian world and her name is Beatrice ‘Tris’ Prior. Ever since the breakthrough of ‘The Hunger Games’ series, quite a lot of dystopian books has followed suit but one series stood out among the rest—the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth.
Tris Prior belongs to a world divided into five factions representing key human traits: Dauntless, Abnegation, Candor, Amity, and Erudite. What sets her apart from Katniss is the fact that she started out very timid, shy, and without any kind of hunting or fighting experience. She ultimately showed her strength of character with the choices she made and how she fought hard every single day to become better and to fight for what she stands for.
Tris, who will be played by actress Shailene Woodley in the upcoming ‘Divergent’ movie, is definitely another heroine worth looking up to especially for young girls. She shows just how important the choices you make in life are, how you have to be brave enough to stand up for what you believe in, and how to be truly selfless for the people you love and care about. And despite the circumstances you’re thrown in, you can’t control how other people will treat you but it’s completely up to you how you would react to them.
“Divergent” official trailer: