Spotlight on Abnegation

Coming to you from Reading Lark over the next week we have a series of spotlights focusing on Insurgent by Veronica Roth, the second book in the Divergent trilogy. In case you haven’t already noticed, we have a great Team Erudite giveaway to enter here, and you can catch up with Lark Jen’s review of Insurgent here

 Today we are featuring Abnegation, Tris’ original faction. Abnegation isn’t well liked by everyone, and the Erudite especially dislike them... even though Reading Lark is Erudite, we are going to cut Abnegation a little slack and feature them today.

Faction: Abnegation 

 Characteristics of faction: 
 Value selflessness and shun anything that promotes selfishness and vanity, such as mirrors. 
Extremely patient and kind. 
Dress in gray clothes and have severe hairstyles. 
Do not engage in public affection and dislike physical contact. 
Encourage the use of guilt as a tool for self-improvement. 
Believe that weapons and suicide are self-serving and therefore should not be sanctioned.   

 “On the one hand, you threw yourself on the dog rather than let it attack the little girl, which is an Abnegation-oriented response... but on the other, when the man told you that the truth would save him, you still refused to tell it. Not an Abnegation-oriented response.”  Divergent pg 22.   

 People/Characters who could be Abnegation: 
 Mother Theresa 

Wanderer, The Host by Stephenie Meyer 

Bella Swan, The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer 

Edward Cullen, The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer 

Sam Roth, The Werewolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater 

Peeta Mellark, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 

 Who else do you think could be Abnegation? 

 Why Abnegation is the best: 
 Almost all the heroes in the books we love have to be a little selfless from time to time, and it is really very hard to dislike a kind person! 

 Don’t forget Insurgent is released on May 1st!


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, Kathy! We really wanted to showcase all the factions to celebrate the release of Insurgent.


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