This initial conflict uncovers dark secrets about each one’s past and sparks a revolution.
Another issue caused by the structure of this utopian society is the requirement that everyone must commit to a single faction for the rest of their lives.
The Dauntless manifesto says that they believe in “ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.” However, in practice, the Dauntless are redefining their definition of bravery as complete fearlessness and begin to value obedience over courage.
They also fail to recognize the importance of “standing up for another.” Tris stands up for a fellow initiate in her class who was about to be punished (by being challenged not to flinch as knives are thrown at him).
Although the idea of a utopian society can be briefly imagined, this society could not sustain itself due to the unpredictable nature of life. utopia is rooted in theory, it will not always work.
In fact, more is written about the failure and impossibility of utopia than of its success, probably because the ideal has never been reached.” (Eck) Although we desire a world free of conflict and pain, it will never actually be achieved.For her essay entitled “, place) is defined as an imagined world in which everything is bad.Common themes include government surveillance, poor living standards, totalitarian regimes, brainwashing, concealing of information, class dichotomies (particularly with a clear distinction and repression of the mass by the elite), police brutality, and status crimes.” (Nyman) It is common for utopias to fall short of their ideals or conceal dark secrets that would throw the once utopian society into complete chaos, dissolving into a dystopia.He argues that these moments occur universally within all forms of entertainment.So then, do even dystopian novels, which by definition contradict utopian values, still support Dyer’s assertion that utopian values are present in all forms of entertainment?16-year-olds must decide which faction to join; they can either remain with their family in the faction in which they grew up or they can leave their family forever to learn to live in a new faction.They first take an aptitude test which is supposed to reveal their core value and therefore the faction in which they belong.The innate faults in our own human nature make it impossible for us to collectively strive for the same goal, despite it being for universal peace.In , society is divided into five factions, each centered on a different core value: Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Dauntless, and Erudite.Similarly, the Amity faction values kindness and peace as they focus on farming and community.On the other hand, Dauntless are the militant protectors of the society who value bravery and fearlessness.