Sorting Hat Saturday: Divergent Part II

Last week, I compared the Divergent factions to Hogwarts houses, and this week I’m sorting the characters.

Tris and Four: Gryffindor. Ironically, I don’t think either one of them would even be a Hatstall. They’re both brave and selfless, but their selflessness is a part of their bravery, and vice versa. Although Tris could also have been Erudite, I don’t think she’s much of a Ravenclaw or Slytherin. It was between Dauntless and Abnegation that she was torn, and her acts of self-sacrifice are often Gryffindor to the extreme.

Christina: Gryffindor. Her courage is in her blunt honesty as well as her willingness to rush into danger. Will could easily fit into Ravenclaw or Gryffindor, although the fact that he chose Dauntless makes me think he would also choose Gryffindor.

Caleb: Hufflepuff/Ravenclaw. Hear me out. He betrays his sister, but he does so because another loyalty takes precedence. His society believes that faction comes before blood, and he is driven by loyalty to his faction. The closest equivalent to Erudite is Ravenclaw, so that’s also a strong possibility, but Caleb is defined more by his misguided loyalty than his intelligence.

Peter: Slytherin. He looks out for himself first, changing sides with ease based on what will benefit him most. He is driven by self-preservation and personal gain, whether he’s working for Jeannine or helping Tris. In the movies, particularly Allegiant, things happen very differently than in the books. However, Peter is very strongly Slytherin in both versions.

Evelyn: I really have no clue. She’s everything. She’s certainly cunning and ambitious, but she’s also very brave, even if her methods leave something to be desired. As the leader of the Factionless, she values equality, something she shares in common with Helga Hufflepuff, who reacted to the other founders’ squabbles by declaring, “I’ll take the lot and treat them just the same”. Maybe it’s fitting that the woman whose goal is to demolish the faction system is so hard to sort into a Hogwarts house as well. I doubt she’d like them any better.


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