The Change of Peter

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Wroth writes, “Let’s go, Stiff”(329), “That doesn’t make sense. He’s eighteen; he’ll find another girlfriend once you’re dead. And he’s stupid if he doesn’t know that(339). Peter was a mean and selfish boy, he liked calling people names and he always wanted to win no matter what. However, in important moments, he shocked me. When reading, I thought Peter hated Tris and wanted her to die, but the second¬†when Tris was going to be killed by the death serum¬†(Jeanine’s inventions). Peter saves her.

The death serum did not work on Tris because Peter changed the death serum into a paralytic serum. “Then the heart monitor stops beeping”(385). Jeanine believed Tris was dead since the heart monitor stops beeping. But Peter actually connected the wire with a dead person’s heart beat so it would look like Tris died. After tricking Jeanine, Peter quickly brings Tris to Tobias and the three of them starts to escape the compound. “Tris, you first”(389). When the three of them were running for their lives, Peter protected Tris and let her go before him so she wouldn’t get caught. I was not expecting Peter to save Tris because Peter and Tris were rivals in the book, so what Peter did really shocked me.

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