Tris finally decides that it is time for her to visit her brother Caleb and relay the message her mother has told her. Once she gets there, she has a short meeting with Caleb but is eventually dragged to an office. There, she meets Jeanine, the creator of the aptitude tests. The atmosphere is intense but eventually, she allows Tris to go back to the dauntless faction. On the next couple days, stage 3 begins. Stage 3 is a more advanced version of stage 2, with higher intensity compared to the stage 2 simulations. Tris does well in this simulation as well and surprises some of the leaders that are viewing the progress of the simulation. After everyone has completed stage 3, final rankings are posted and Tris came in first amongst all of the dauntless initiates. The dauntless government injects a new serum to everyone in the dauntless compound with an injection that makes all non-divergents into brain dead soldiers that kill all enemies at sight. Tris and Four, real name Tobias, being divergents are not affected by it but they eventually get captured. However, Tris’ mother comes to rescue Tris and they manage to escape, leaving Tobias behind. Tris’ mother is severely injured trying to save Tris and her father ends up dead also sacarficing himself in order to protect Tris. Tris eventually reaches the control room and finds Tobias there under erudite and the dauntless government’s control. She fights hard to make him come back to his right mind and when he eventually does, he uses the computers to save all the mind controlled dauntless soldiers. After the big commotion is over, Tris, Tobias, Caleb, and Tris’ father board a train to Amity.
One of the major themes in the book “Divergent” has been choices. The book sets a very good example of how one choice that you make can significantly alter your life and how you have lived thus far. Beatrice’s choice of leaving her former faction and going into Dauntless has completely changed her whole life. If she had not chosen to go into the dauntless faction, she may have never been able to save the brain dead soldiers of dauntless. Choices are what people face in their daily lives and Veronica Roth displays how important each and every choice we make is.
The ending of the book was somewhat already assumed seeing how closely intimate Tobias and Tris were. There were some surprises as Tris’ family came into play in saving her and eventually resulting in Tris saving the whole dauntless faction. Her foreshadowing of Eric teaming up with the Erudites to form a rebellion was pretty obvious but I think that it still gave a big “wow” and entertained me as much as I could possibly ask for from a book.