‘Divergent: Allegiant’ Movie: Veronica Roth Hints Alternative Ending? Says Tris’ Fate Was Planned Since Beginning

By Mradula Mahajan | 1 year ago
‘Divergent: Allegiant’ Movie: Veronica Roth Hints Alternative Ending? Says Tris’ Fate Was Planned Since Beginning

Veronica Roth’s final book in her “Divergent” series, “llellegiant” is out now and it has been in readers’ hands and on their Kindles for nearly a week now. Now finally we know the fate of our beloved Tris Prior and Tobias Eaton. WARNING! This might contain spoilers about the movie. Read on for more detail.s

Every year, there are thousands of books that hit the market, but few of them touches our heart and make us cry. The finale in the “Divergent” series, “Allegiant” is the new added book in that section.


The heart-wrenching conclusion no doubt surprised many. Fans galore taking to social media to cry.

“I didn’t cry while I was reading but after I put the book down and thought over it then the tears started to flow. I think that was closer to Four’s reaction, that sense of lost and not being able to comprehend.” the fan wrote.

If you have read this far, without shedding a few tears you are aware of the fact that Tris Prior dies in the final pages of “Allegiant” –sacrificing herself for the cause. “Divergent” was not a “Game of Thrones.” It is not simple to just kill off the main heroine from a YA literature, but this is not the author of the best-selling trilogy thinks.

According to Roth, it was always planned that Tris will die in the end. At the end of the first book, she experiences a near-death experience when she’s in that water tank and at the last moment she is saved by her mother. Whereas, in the second book, the same thing happens when she goes to her execution in the act of self-sacrifice, and somehow she survives. But this was the not the case with the last part.

In “Allegiant”, Tris Prior finally realizes the meaning of sacrificing herself as it is about love. And after all this time, she finally understand what her parents were trying to teach her in Abnegation and finally understands what it feels like to be a grown-up.

Roth also thought of considering an alternative ending. According to Roth, the other options weren’t doing the real justice to her story. The idea of her settling down after saving the world was not good enough, and it didn’t feel good.

Not only the author but also Theo James (Four), movie’s co-star thinks that Tris’ death was very philosophical. According to Buzzfeed, Theo James thinks that Tris character has always been selfless and giving and the ending which is penned by Roth is totally justified.

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