What is more important than family? In the novel Divergent, the phrase �faction before blood� is subtly
drilled into the heads of every person, especially to the sixteen-year old’s right before the Choosing Day. Although certain individuals do
not always carry the motive, each person is supposed to remain utterly faithful to their faction. In Tris’s� case,
she remains deeply committed to her fraction but seems to default into her Abnegation/Divergent side.
THE OUTLINE SHOULD BE SIMILAR TO THIS:
Rhetorical analysis outline
Thesis: �Faction before blood� is heavily emphasized in Veronica Roth’s Divergent, however, Roth’s usage
of rhetorical techniques convinces the readers that factions do not wholly determine their lifestyles and how
Individuals perceive certain things.
o The author, Roth makes use of several appeals to enable a more effective case.
o In the novel Divergent, the argument is also to make the readers ask questions about on �faction before blood.�
o Another rhetorical technique used is delivery; the author’s choice of word and tone helps to make his point clear.
Conclusion: Although certain individuals do not always compile by the motive �faction before blood,� each
a person is supposed to remain utterly faithful to their faction.