Friday, August 14, 2015

Divergent: Unrestrictive Relative Clauses

This movie questions the roles we have in our societies, but it is also fun and thought-provoking.
The founders built the wall to keep the population safe. They divided them into five groups or factions to keep the peace.

I. Watch the movie segment. Then match the factions with their characteristics:
( ) They’re their protectors, soldiers, their police. They’re brave, fearless and free. Some people think they’re crazy.
( ) They farm the land. They are all about kindness and harmony, always happy.
( ) The ones who value knowledge and logic. They are erudite.
( ) They value honesty and order. They tell the truth even when you wish they wouldn’t.
( ) They are called stiffs. They lead a simple life, selfless, dedicated to helping others. They even feed the factionless.
II. Write sentences connecting the name of the faction and their roles in society. Connect the sentences with who.
1. _____________________________________
2. _____________________________________
3. _____________________________________
4. _____________________________________
5. _____________________________________
III. Discuss the questions with a partner.
1. What do you think of a society in which one has a pre-determined role, like the one you saw in the segment?
2. Would you like to live in a society like that one?
3. If you had to choose one faction too fit in, which one would you pick and why?
4. Which one you would never pick? Why?
Answer key:
4, 2, 1, 3, 5
II. Possible answers:
Smart, who value knowledge and logic, are erudite.
Amity, who farm the land, are all about kindness and harmony and are always happy.
Candor, who value honesty and order, tell the truth even when you wish they wouldn’t.
Dauntless, who are their protectors, soldiers, and their police, are brave, fearless and free. 
Abnegation, who are called stiffs, lead a simple life, are selfless and dedicated to helping others. 

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