Brief no-spoiler overview of Chapters 31-32:
Tris comes out of her fear landscape.
She gets congratulated and told she has finished it successfully.
Eric injects her with a new syringe that is for tracking.
Tris and Tobias have a big discussion about their relationship.
Tris and her friends talk about rankings, fears and laugh together.
They all find out the rankings and Tris comes to a shocking realization.
**SPOILER ALERT AHEAD: IN DETAIL DISCUSSION OF CH 31-32**
Tris wakes up from the fear landscape simulation and tries to calm down.
Tris recalls her fear landscape and thinks about how she could never do it in her spare time, “It seemed like bravery to me but now it seems like more like masochism.” (Roth. Pg. 397.)
Max, Eric and Tobias come in and congratulate her on successfully finishing her final test.
Eric tells her she needs to be injected with a tracking device.
Tris wonders how many people get lost and he says it’s just a precaution and it’s newly developed by Erudite.
Eric tells her the banquet is in two hours and she will find out her ranking then.
Four pulls her aside and says that he heard she only had seven fears.
Tris is thankful that Four didn’t see her fear landscape.
They are in Four’s room and Four asks her if she’s okay and kisses her.
As he kisses her, he slips her jacket off. Tris freaks out and shoves him away.
Angry at herself and covers her eyes.
Tris opens up about her insecurities and how she isn’t ready to have sex yet.
Tobias responds, “Tris, I don’t know what delusion you’re operating under, but this is all new to me, too.” (Roth, Pg. 402.)
Tris shows him her Abnegation tattoo and Four says he has the same one.
He has every one of the Faction symbols on his back.
He explains, “I think we’ve made a mistake, we’ve all started to put down the virtues of the other factions in the process of bolstering our own. I don’t want to do that. I want to be brave, and selfless, and smart, and kind, and honest.” (Roth. Pg. 405.)
Tobias asks if she is scared of his shirtless-ness and she says no.
He takes her hands and guides it to his stomach.
He says, “Someday, if you still want me, we can…we can…” (Roth. Pg. 406.)
Tris then asks if he is afraid too and he agrees that he is.
Tris says to him that maybe he won’t be in her fears anymore and he says, “Then everyone can call you six.” (Roth. Pg. 407.)
Tris responds, “Four and Six.” (Roth. Pg. 407.)
Favorite quotes from chapter thirty-one:
Tris and Fours conversation:
Tris: “Are you afraid of me too, Tobias?”
Four: “Terrified.” (Roth. Pg. 406.)
Tris is in the cafeteria with her friends after cuddling, sleeping, and talking with Four for two hours.
Tris notices that Four smiles a lot more now.
Christina wonders where Tris has been and Tris quickly says she was just wandering around.
They talk about rankings and what jobs they want to do.
Tris admits that she had a fear of intimacy but says it was about a “faceless” man.
They all turn their attention to the ranking and the ranking is as follows,
They have all made it!
Tris thinks about how Drew and Molly are now factionless and even though Peter got through, it is good enough that those two are out.
Will and Christina get sloppy together.
Four asks Tris, “You think giving you a hug would give away too much?” (Roth. Pg 414.)
Tris says she doesn’t care and kisses him.
Four brushes a finger across the injection site on her neck and Tris realizes something important.
Colored serum, simulation, Erudite and Eric working with them.
She breaks the kiss with Four and he notices something wrong.
She tells him to meet her later.
The chapter ends with Tris thinking, “But I do know how Erudite will get us to fight.” (Roth. Pg. 415.)
Favorite Quote from chapter thirty-two:
When they find out they are in, “I forgot about war. I forget death. Will’s arms wrap around me and gives me a bear hug. I hear cheering and laughing and shouting. Christina points at the screen, her wide eyes filled with tears.” (Roth. Pg. 413.)
Thoughts on Chapter 31-32:
I absolutely love these chapters.
It is awesome to find out that Tris has made it.
Tobias and Tris are getting so serious.
Tris has finally figured out Erudite’s plan.
Ahh! What are they going to do!