Divergent: World Gone Awry Connected to Real World Dystopian Literature By: Shane Downs



  • People who experienced Divergent qualities or the ability to manipulate simulations were often faced with extreme seclusion and discrimination. You often don't know who among you is different because of how quiet the individual is.
  • Our country faced extreme racial discrimination during the 1950's. The movement was called the Civil Rights Movement. African Americans would be segregated and put in separate groups for everyday activities. Even if you wanted a drink of water there were two fountains, one for African American's and one for whites. For more information go: to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_rights_movement
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most influential activists for the civil rights movement.

Choosing ceremony

If you were Divergent, you believed in all the factions character traits. Therefore, you didn't fit into one specific faction making the choice difficult.

How Chicago has gone awry in the future

  • The city of Chicago, IL was turned into a utopia after a war that divided mankind. A group eventually built walls around the city and caged everybody inside but convinced the people the outside was dangerous after a genetic mishap.
  • The people of Chicago were put into five factions to work different jobs for the prosperity of the city.
  • Unfortunately, some countries have adopted a dictatorship system where you don't have many rights. While many say communism, facism, and other forms of corrupt governments are the cause of people not having many rights, it all depends on who runs the government. Examples are Russia and North Korea. They limit information to people and also don't let people leave unless they're on diplomatic reason. For more information go to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juche

North Korea is considered a 'Juche' nation for it's high strictness on information use and it's citizen's entrance and exit allowance .

Chicago, IL is the third largest city in the world with a population of about 2,704,958 people

Government accessing personal information

Erudite's authority to see personal information:

  • One of the five factions Erudite has the ability to access data files on every person in the city of Chicago and any data in the archives.
  • In a recent discovery, a company called Cambridge Analytica was in a recent scandal with social media giant Facebook. The Trump Organization allegedly used the company to see the personalities of American voters and influence their behavior towards President Trump. For more information go to: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/19/technology/facebook-cambridge-analytica-explained.html

Facebook is one of the most popular social media sites around the world. The company's CEO Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of Facebook.

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