Essay on The Conflict With Self Hatred

1628 Words Apr 15th, 2016 7 Pages
Did you know that in a study of more than 3,000 adolescent girls, 7 out of 10 believe that they are not good enough? (Firestone) This shows that even in today’s society, where body positivity is highly promoted and practiced, a large majority of us still are not happy with ourselves. Even literary characters struggle with self hatred much like what we see in adolescents today. This self hate can often be linked back to having to make a choice that could go against one’s integrity. The characters who face these problems can often be related to, because self hatred is, unfortunately, a common problem in society today. A character whose integrity is challenged usually struggles with self hatred, which can create more problems for the character, making it more likely that one will be unable to resolve their problem. Literary characters are often faced with challenges to their integrity or morals. When a character is faced with challenges like these, it is usually the driving part of the story. In the novel Divergent, the main character Tris is faced with an immense decision to make. A decision that will change the rest of her life. In the world portrayed in this book, when children reach the age of 16 they must choose a “faction” that they feel best fits their personality and how they wish to live their lives. Prior to this decision, the teens must take an “aptitude test” in order to test their compatibility with each of the factions. After Tris takes her test, the tester…

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