The author successfully illustrates her goal of showing the main character’s struggle with identity. Beatrice Prior is a sixteen year old girl from the future city of Chicago. The city is divided into five different factions and each represents a different characteristic. Abnegation is about selflessness and trying to please or help other people. Dauntless is about being fearless and accepting that death happens every day. Erudite leaders train their members to become intelligent and scholarly. Candors are always trusted because they are brutally honest. Amity leaders teach their members to be peaceful and understanding. At sixteen Beatrice takes a standardized test to determine her faction.