My thoughts, opinions, and whatnots.

So, I finally finished reading the Divergent series by Veronica Roth. I might reveal some spoilers, so if you haven’t read the series, don’t go any further. Keep in mind that I saw the movies of the first two movies before I read the books, so I had some idea of what was going to happen in the first two books. However, when I read Allegiant, especially the ending, I was shocked. I can’t believe that Tris was killed off. In all of my years of reading books, I have never read any book where the main character was killed off. I have read other books where other characters were killed off, but never the main character. Anyway, besides Tris’ shocking death, I was surprised by what was on the outside of the city of Chicago. I never expected that the city of Chicago would be a subject in an experiment. I don’t know if it’s because I’m a psychology major, and I know that one influences of the books was a psychology class that the author took, but the experiments as described in the books reminds me of the Stanford Prison experiment. To me, it’s not so much the actual Stanford Prison experiment that the book reminds me of. It’s the ethical aspects of the Stanford Prison experiment that seems similar to the experiment as described in the book.

The Divergent Series book cover

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