Yesterday we had the Divergent read a long with Divergent Examiner and someone brought up the scene where Tris chose to be Dauntless. This happens at the end of chapter 5. Tris did not know which faction she was going to choose until she was handed the knife by Marcus Eaton. Her brother Caleb had already switched factions by choosing Erudite and Tris did not want to be the second child to leave her family. In the end she realized that she had to do what was best for her. She then chooses Dauntless.
Marcus offers me my knife. I look into his eyes-they are dark blue, a strange color- and take it. He nods and I turn toward the bowls. Dauntless Fire and Abnegation stones are both on my left, one in front of my shoulder and one behind. I hold the knife in my right hand and touch the blade to my palm. Gritting my teeth, I drag the blade down. It stings, but I barely notice. I hold both hands to my chest, and my next breath shudders on the way out. I open my eyes and thrust my arm out.My blood drips onto the carpet between the two bowls. Then, with a gasp I can’t contain, I shift my hand forward, and my blood sizzles on the coals. I am selfless. I am brave.