CHARACTER SHIFT CHART: BEATRICE TO TRIS • On the left this chart, write adjectives of the early traits of Beatrice. Focus on chapters 1-6. Include quote(s) with page numbers that support you characterization. You need at least three different traits. • On the right side of this chart, write adjectives of the later traits of Tris. Focus on chapter 7 through our present place in the novel (or what you know). Include quote(s) with page numbers that support you characterization. You need at least three different traits. • In the middle, write what you think cause the shift from Beatrice to Tris. What is the key event? Why do you think this caused the shift?
Beatrice characterization quote Examples 3rd period • “I sneak a look at my reflection when she isn’t paying attention” (Roth 1). • “At the Abnegation table, we sit quietly and wait” (Roth 9). • “She is well practiced in the art of losing herself. I can say the same for myself” (Roth 1). • “Thank you. For cutting my hair” (Roth 2). • “When she screams at me, my fear disappears and stubbornness replaces it” (Roth 14). • “We wear the same clothes and we wear our hair the same way” (Roth 11). • “I should wonder what courage—which is the virtue they most value- has to do with bravery” (Roth 7). • “I shouldn’t speak again, but I couldn’t help myself” (Roth 35).
Beatrice characterization quotes Examples 5th period • “I see a narrow face, wide, round eyes and a long thin nose” (Roth 2). • When looking in the mirror Beatrice observes: “I note how calm she looks and how focused she is” (Roth 1). • “I sneak a look at my reflection when she isn’t paying attention—not for the sake of vanity, but out of curiosity” (Roth 1). • I still look like a little girl, though sometime in the last few months I turned sixteen” (Roth 2). • I sit forward and wipe my palms off on my slacks” (Roth 19). • “She is well-practiced in the art of losing herself. I can’t say the same of myself” (Roth 1). • My slacks have never been that long, and I’ve never been that graceful” (Roth 4). • I wake to sweaty palms and a pang of guilt in my chest” (Roth 19). • “Mirrors cover the inner walls of the room. I can see reflections from different angles…my long neck” (Roth 11).
trischaracterization quoteExamples 3rd period • “It’s the first time I have been really eager to be one of them. Which means I have to survive the next stage of initiation” (Roth 226). • “He hurt you because your strength made him feel weak” (Roth 285). • “I bite down as hard as I can on the first arm I find” (Roth 279). • “I still feel strong when everyone else is breaking down” (Roth 265). • “Don’t say another word to her or I swear I will break your nose” (Roth 185).
trischaracterization quoteExamples 5th period • “I wanted to acknowledge a part of myself that Abnegation demanded I hide” (Roth 263). • “I am the only Abnegation transfer” (Roth 62). • “I am proud. It will get me in trouble someday, but today it makes me brave. I walk towards the ledge and hear snickers behind me” (Roth 57). • “She is blond like me, with a narrow face like mine, but that’s where the similarities stop” (Roth 119). • “I have to mend my friendship” (Roth 289). • “Something about him makes me feel like I’m about to fall” (Roth 143).