TRIS DIES! There I said it. Now if you are angry about it I get it, but really? Stop yelling at the author suck it up and move on. Half the reviews/responses I’ve read say something like this. “She shouldn’t have died!”– “There was no other way to end the book” – “Yes, there was. There was millions of possibilities!” Honestly, there was no other way this book was going to end. Why do I say this? Did you all not read Insurgent? It was completely foreshadowed! All she does the entire book is sacrifice herself so that know one else would die. Did you really think she would let anyone else into that room with the death serum knowing full well they were going to die? Not a chance! Yes, she survived the death serum, which I think is lame, I think it should have killed her instead of a stupid gun shot wound (Ya, I’m a little bitter about HOW she died, not that she died). So ya, in Allegiant she talks about how she wants to live, but really, we all know who she is as a person by this point. Again, there was no way she was going to let anyone else die if she could save them. Even before they leave Four says to her that Abnegation had a teaching about sacrifice “They say that if the sacrifice is the ultimate way for that person to show you that they love you, you should let them do it.” that right there should have shown you that there was no way Tris was going to let anyone else walk into that room, even Caleb who she claimed to dislike (and I don’t blame her for that) but we also know even in her dislike she loved him he was family and all she’s ever wanted was to please her family, she left Abnegation because she didn’t think she was selfless enough to please them in Divergent, she sacrifices herself over and over again in Insurgent did we really expect her to do any different in Allegiant? Tris was Duantless, Abnegation, and Erudite. She was smart enough to know walking into that room would be death, she was brave enough to step into that room and she was selfless enough to die for the good of the people. Stop being angry and applaud her death for what it was: knowledgeable, brave, and selfless. That is why I don’t think there was no other ending for the book, not because she couldn’t have adapted and whatever other excuses people are saying. Her death was brave, selfless and knowledgeable all the things she was, to end the book any other way would not have been the Tris we have come to know. So if you were angry about the death I hope this post gives you some peace and understanding and allows you to move on.
Now… can we talk about Four for a minute? I LOVED him in Divergent, in Insurgent he was starting to get on my nerves a little, and by Allegiant I was reading to smack him. He did a total 180. He was still brave when it came to shooting people, but he lost all that confidence I loved about him. It’s like he went from being an 18 year old man to a 12 year old boy. He would go on and on about how Tris was the person he respected most and blah blah blah, but then he would turn on her and accuse her of jealousy and what not and do what he wanted anyway even if it was against what Tris said. I wish he would have died instead of Tris. He said to her near the end of the book when Caleb was originally supposed to go into the room that Abnegation had a teaching about sacrifice (as quoted above). So ya, I feel like Four should have sacrificed so he could save Tris, but that would change the entire story since he wouldn’t have been in the factions then.
Like I said above, there was no other way to end the book and I accept that, but if Roth had ended it differently I would have felt the ending was blah, but I would have accepted it, the only alternative to killing Tris would be to kill for, him sacrificing himself for love. Those are the only 2 ways the book could have truly ended. Why do people get SO upset when something doesn’t have a happy ending? If you want to make a book believe people die, even the main characters, accept it. It’s classified as a fantasy/adventure book, not a romance, that should have given you a hint right there.