Veronica Roth Writing Styles in Divergent

Veronica Roth
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Point of View

"Divergent" is written in first person from a very limited perspective. This limited point of view is vital in order to keep the reader in suspense. For example, Beatrice's mother seems the epitome of the Abnegation faction, selfless and giving. It's only when her mother goes to visit Beatrice at the Dauntless headquarters that Beatrice realizes her mother was from the Dauntless faction herself. Another important twist is that members of the Erudite are planning a coup against the Abnegation, and Will has been planted in the Abnegation to find the Divergent. Beatrice doesn't know these details until late in the story. The fact that the reader only learns about them as Beatrice comes to the understanding is the means by which the author creates a climactic twist to the story. There are other instances in which the limited perspective keeps the reader in suspense. Beatrice...

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