Saturday, June 30, 2012

Character Spotlight: Four

Another character with more than one name, and another character worth falling in love with. Personally, I think I have a soft spot for characters with numerous names (Patch/Jev Cipriano, Jace Wayland/ Morgenstern/ Herondale/ Lightwood, Four/Tobias Eaton). Apparently one name is simply not good enough for me but, any-hoo moving on. Four from the Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth is one of my all time favorite fictional characters. He ranks in my top three with Patch Cipriano (Hush Hush Saga) and Daemon Black (Lux Series).

The quickest way to describe Four would be to simply say that he is badass. However, he is also capable of being sweet, kind, and caring. Four and Tris (Fourtris) make the perfect couple because their relationship is imperfect. They have to work at it and it is not idealized in any way. Four is a character with a very traumatic past, one he has to constantly work to move on from. No matter how hard he tries to escape it, it still comes back to haunt him.

Personally my favorite thing about Four is the way he treats Tris. He never once coddles her. He knows that she is strong and capable of taking care of herself. While most male leads are overprotective and suffocate their girlfriend, Four never does this. He recognizes that Tris is her own person and is capable of making her own decisions.

Veronica Roth created a wonderfully complex but lovable character in Four. He is sexy without knowing it, strong without boasting about it, and dangerous without being scary. It is easy to see why Tris fell for him.

Favorite Four Quotes:

"But becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it, that's the point." -Divergent

"Fear doesn't shut you down; it wakes you up. I've seen it. It's fascinating." He releases me but doesn't pull away, his hand grazing my jaw, my neck, "sometimes I just... want to see it again. Want to see you awake." -Divergent

"Fine. You're not pretty. So?" He kisses my cheek. "I like how you look. You're deadly smart. You're brave. And even though you found out about Marcus..." His voice softens. 'You aren't giving me that look. Like I'm a kicked puppy or something." -Divergent

"You were right," Tobias says quietly, balancing on the balls of his feet. He smiles a little. "I do know who you are. I just needed to be reminded." -Insurgent

14 comments:

  1. Oh I love Four! Definitely in my top 5 :)

    And I love that you pointed out that he and Tris, they aren't perfect and they have to work on their relationship. It makes it so much more real, for me anyways. My favorite thing is Four knows that Tris is strong, she doesn't need watching over. So glad you said that!!!!!

    Love this!

    Happy Reading
    :)

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    1. Yes. I love their relationship because one isn't stronger than the other, they work together. I hate when the girl relies on the guy for everything or when they guy is super overprotective. Hence I love Four lol

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  2. I love four too! Their relationship and the way he treats Tris <3

    All the quotes..... *happy sigh*



    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

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  3. oh Four you are truly a great man :)

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  4. I love Four! <3

    That drawing is really good, I wonder who drew it? I love how he's looking over his shoulder, gun in hand.

    You should totally read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, it is beyond amazing! :D And Noah... love!

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    1. Love that drawing. It actually has tris in it too, but I cropped it for the post. And I know, Mara Dyer is on my list. I hear great things

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  5. I love Four, love this series and love Veronica Roth! He is such a complex character. My daughter and her friend are rereading these books aloud on the phone lol.

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    1. I love Four simply because he is complex! And that is so great that they are reading over the phone, I wish I had friends who would have done that with me when I was younger!

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  6. I am ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE with Four! He is everything a woman can hope for. To bad he is fictional!

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  7. Four is going to be an even bigger heart throb soon when they make a movie. Divergent is one of my favorite books!

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  8. okay... i am going to cave & get into this series. i know i have a pile of books already, but this CS just did it. i HAVE to read about four. :P

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