Divergent by Veronica Roth – Faction Focus: Amity

All this week we are focusing on each of the five factions within Divergent by Veronica Roth. Today, we turn our attention to Amity: The Peaceful.

Here is what Veronica wrote about Amity on her website:

AMITY: 1. friendship; peaceful harmony.
2. mutual understanding and a peaceful relationship, especially between nations; peace; accord.
3. cordiality
It’s not just about banjos and apple-picking. It’s about cultivating strong relationships and trying to understand each other. Oh, Amity.

Here’s more about what the Amity value based on their manifesto, what they call “Conversations of Peace”:

  • Trust
  • Self-Sufficiency
  • Forgiveness
  • Kindness
  • Involvement

As you can see, the Amity aren’t just a bunch of peace-loving hippies. They value interpersonal relationships — how people relate on an individual, personal level. And as supporters of “self-sufficiency,” in the Divergent society, the Amity are the folks in charge of agriculture.

For the comments: Even if you wouldn’t join their faction, many people share at least some of the same values as the Amity. What qualities do you share with the Amity?

5 thoughts on “Divergent by Veronica Roth – Faction Focus: Amity

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  1. I think this is the faction I would end up in- or chose, whole heartedly which makes me chuckle a little as I am completely anti-hippie.

  2. I would totally choose this faction. While I am not a hippie, I love the idea of such a peaceful and happy place.

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