Allegiant, the third part of the Divergent film series premiered March 18. The story continues with the brave Divergent couple and their friends venturing outside the walls of Chicago in search of outside life, help with the massacres, and answers to the question of their origin.
What they find is completely unexpected, They are taken to a small
medical facility with advanced technology, a militarized CPS, and
questionable intentions for Chicago.
Through his field experience and his protective instincts for
Tris, Four immediately goes to work to solve the following puzzles:
Why do they favor Tris?
What does the facility do?
Why do they steal children?
What is the future of Chicago?
He is mortified at what he discovers, and it drives him back into
the city that he fled in order to save it. He becomes the messenger
bringing truth and offering salvation. Unfortunately, his message
falls on deaf ears, and he is beaten and imprisoned. Because the
people do not listen, they nearly suffer a terrible fate.
In the meantime, Tris also discovers the truth about her supposed
colleagues’ intentions for Chicago. In their opinion, Chicago
becomes nothing more than a failed experiment after Tris is safely
delivered. She is placed on an unnecessary pedestal while every other
citizen of Chicago is labeled “damaged”.
That does not sit well with Tris. In spite of her “pure” DNA,
she understands what the facility does not. She knows the people of
Chicago are all equal and deserve to be treated as such. They deserve
life, they deserve regard, and they deserve salvation. Her message
also falls on deaf ears.
So, she does the only thing she can do. She joins to save the
people of Chicago herself.
All along the way, Four and Tris encounter incredible obstacles
during their campaign to save the people of Chicago including
imprisonment, beatings, lies and temptation. However, they do not
falter in their efforts. They understand that we are all equal
children of God, all damaged but worthy of life.
For we are all damaged through sin, but we are all loved and
sought after by God. Through Christ we find salvation.
3:23-24 says, “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of
God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us
right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us
from the penalty for our sins.” (NLT)
Together with their friends, Four and Tris spare the city of
losing their knowledge of the truth. They achieve victory. However,
the facility is still out there and remains in power. There is more
The final part of the Divergent film series, Ascendant, premieres
June 7, 2017. What fate will Chicago meet? With Four and Tris willing
to fight, it will be a grand battle, indeed.