Adaptation #78: The Divergent Sorting Hat

header078The team’s discussion of Divergent by Veronica Roth stays focused on the details of this futuristic Chicago and how each of the factions function within it. Then, in their character discussion, one host reveals her disappointment in how a certain arc ended. They also have a little crossover fun in trying to match the factions to the Hogwarts houses.

What did you think of Divergent? Leave all your thoughts and movie predictions in the comments! And please leave out any Insurgent/Allegiant spoilers!

EDIT: Our episode on the film Divergent is now available here!

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For similar adaptations, check out our episodes on  The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, The Mortal Instruments and Beautiful Creatures.

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Music: On the Verge of Something Beautiful by Iron & Wine

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Main Discussion

Divergent

-By Veronica Roth

-Published in 2011

-First in the trilogy, followed by Insurgent and Allegiant

-Characters: Tris, her parents, Caleb, Christina, Will, Peter, Four/Tobias, Al, Uriah, Jeanine, Eric

-Factions: Abnegation (selfless), Amity (kindness), Candor (honesty), Erudite (knowledge) and Dauntless (bravery)

-Themes: divergence, separation, govt control… kinda, war, freedom of expression

Divergent (2014)

-Mar 21 (US), Apr 4 (UK)

-Screenplay by Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor

-Directed by Neil Burger

-Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Zoe Kravitz and Ashley Judd

 Next episode: #79 on And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Previous episode: #77 on Winter’s Tale, the novel by Mark Helprin and the 2014 film
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