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’ 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
individual perceive certain things.
o The author, Roth makes use of several appeals to enable a more effective case.
o In the novel Divergent, argument is also to make the readers ask questions about on “faction before
o Another rhetorical technique used is delivery; the author choice of word and tone helps to make his point
Conclusion: Although certain individuals do not always compile by the motive “faction before blood,” each
person is supposed to remain utterly faithful to their faction.