Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 - 5)
Divergent is a dystopian science fiction novel by Veronica Roth. Set in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic Chicago, the novel is told from the first-person perspective of its protagonist, Beatrice Prior. In the Divergent Universe, there are five factions that comprise greater society. The factions are Abnegation, Amity, Erudite, Candor, and Dauntless. The focus of this lesson is on analyzing the novel’s setting and narrative style and discussing the structure of the faction society in Divergent.
Class Activity: As a class define “narrative point of view” in literature and identify the narrative point of view of Divergent as established in Chapter One. Is the story told from a first, second, or third person perspective? Is the narrator’s perspective omniscient or limited? Is the narrator involved in the action of the story? How would the story differ if told from a different narrative point of view...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Reading: Literature RL.9-10.10, 11-12.3, 11-12.10
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