Monday, September 8, 2014

Moronic Monday: Tris Prior

Mondays, the worst day of the week. Despite the fact that it's the start of your school/work week, there is always something extra that just pushes it to the next level. That someone that just permanently keeps Monday at the top of most dreaded days of the week. That's what this meme is about. The one character that drives you mad with their stupidity. Their idiocy is the type that you can spot their impending train wreck from miles away, the type that makes you want to slam their heads into a desk repeatedly. Moronic Mondays are not for your lovable idiots, no, it's for the ones that you think they deserve every bad thing they get it.


I have a feeling that I'm going to get a lot of hate for the choice this week but oh well. I have elected Tris Prior for the Divergent Trilogy.

In Veronica Roth's Insurgent (the second installment of the trilogy), I felt that the main thing that was moving the plot along was Tris' stupidity. Maybe it comes off a bit harsh because she was dealing with the deaths of her parents and of Will and Al but that doesn't excuse what her actions (or lack of) that endangered the others that she cared about.

Honesty. That was her main vice through Insurgent, maybe if she was honest with Christina, it wouldn't have been such a harsh blow to their friendship. If she would have told Four what was going on with her, he probably wouldn't have trusted her with a gun, and knew that she needed extra caring for because she wasn't right in the mind. These mistakes almost cost her the lives of the other people she loved and her relationship with Tobias.

During the main climax towards the end of the book is the only place I semi-understand why she lied to Four. He wasn't listening to her, for obvious reasons he didn't trust his father, I get it. But it was still very stupid. If she had died, then all he would have as an explanation is the horrible things that the other Dauntless members were saying about her. I just don't think that having a strong character lie her way through a whole book is a way to move a plot, I think in a way it destroyed her character a little. Maybe to some of you it can be seen as development and growth but I felt like she was regressing.  Which is why she is my moron this week.

You guys can check out my full reviews to Divergent and Insurgent below. I have read Allegiant but I prefer to pretend that that book didn't happen for multiple reasons. All the same, I hope you enjoyed this Moronic Monday and my reviews of the first two books of this trilogy.

Divergent

Insurgent

Coming soon: I'm currently reading The Only Thing to Fear by Caroline Tung Richmond. I'll be posting that relatively soon, so look out for that but if I don't get it out tomorrow, I'll write to you all for Wednesday's Book Boyfriends.



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