Enders Game by Orson Scott Cars is about a boy named Andrew "Ender" Wiggins. Ender is the youngest of three Genius Children in his family, and both Peter and Valentine have worn the same monitor that Ender wore. Though neither had the monitor for as long, and neither were selected to battle school. Battle School is the Military Run training facility the trains soldiers from the time they are children to be efficient and effective soldier for the international fleet. Enders success in being selected to train at battle school angers Peter, and upsets loving Valentine. Peter, having been decidedly too violent and Valentine being too loving and caring, even though they are geniuses, are not suited for Battle school, and thus not selected to continue their schooling at battle school.
Is there a such thing as an innocent killer? Can someone who destroys a planet and commits mass genocide be viewed as a hero? According to John kessel this is attempted in Ender’s Game a science fiction novel written by Orson scott card in 1985. In 2004 Kessel wrote an article titled “Creating the innocent killer Ender's game intention or morality”. In his analysis he comes to the conclusion that Card presents the protagonist, Ender, as a character who is abused, manipulated, sincere, and innocent. Kessel says that this is all used to by Card to make the reader sympathize for Ender. This allows him to be portrayed as a killer who commits mass genocide, yet is innocent because he has good motives. Kessel goes on to
The character that Ender emulates the most is Christ. The multiple religious references make the parallels obvious. In the first edition of Ender’s Game, Graff describes himself and Anderson as “the ones who are driving in the nails" (First Edition 106). When Ender’s friend Alai explains that his hello to Ender, “salaam,” is Islamic for “peace be unto him”, an image immediately leaps into Ender’s mind. He is reminded of his mother praying over his body as a child. That in turn evoked an image of revenge against his personal tormentor and brother, Peter (Card 87). Ender is reminded of, not of the message of Christian peace, but of righteous war and death. This vengeful mental picture is a consequence of Peter's identity in Ender and casts aspersions on his intent. In an essay entitled “Ender and Hitler: Sympathy for the Superman,” Elaine Radford, using these vengeful images and other clues, claims that Orson Scott Card wrote Ender as metaphor to Hitler. Both Ender and Hitler were the third child of their family. Both suffer abuse by adults. Both attempted genocide (Radford 2). In a response to that essay, Orson Scott Card said in an
Ender’s Game is an enthralling, award-winning sci-fi novel by Orson Scott Card. The book follows main character Ender Wiggin as he is brought to a battle school and trained to fight against the buggers, an alien race who started a war with Earth. Ender’s Game is a simple read at surface depth but once you dig deeper, it becomes something valuable. How the themes, plot and characters flawlessly interweave makes this an interesting book to read and be taught.
“If you try and you lose then it isn’t your fault. But if you don’t try and we lose, then it’s all your fault.” In the second war against the buggers, also known as aliens, a lot of pressure rested on Ender Wiggins shoulders. During the first war, commander Mazer Rackham was able to defeat the buggers and keep them from destroying earth. In order to find the next Mazer, Col. Graff initiated a new military program. When Ender enters the program, he shows impressive skill and dodges each challenge that is thrown at him. In order to prepare for the second invasion, Ender trains under Mazer Rackham himself to become a commander of his own fleet. Ender ends up defeating the buggers and winning the second invasion, only to find out that the
Orson Scott Card is the author of Ender’s Game. Ender, the main character, is taken away from earth and his family to be flown out to battle school in space, for he is smart and represents all the physical and mental traits you would need to be a great commander. He went on to train and eventually be fighting, and killing all the buggers without even knowing it, thinking it was just a simulator. Two themes solidly supported in this book are, things aren’t always going to be fair in life, and make the best of what you have. An example on how they are supported are when the teachers make Ender do unfair things no one else have ever done in the history of battle school. He also turns a bunch of amateur little kids into a squad and beats everyone they go up against, including young adults.
In Orson Scott Card’s book Ender’s Game, Ender is continually set up against impossible odds by the International Fleet, which is part of a plan to train Ender to fight in the Third Invasion and end the bugger wars forever. Ender’s trials are portrayed more convincingly in the book, as the book shows him struggling with the expectations placed upon him more so than in the movie.
“Persuade him that he wants to come with us more than he wants to stay... if that doesn’t work ill lie to him”(Card16).In the book “Enders Game” by Orson Scott Card, one of the main characters Colonel Graff leads ender through his missions. Ender is chosen from a mix of his brother and sister’s personalities. Peter was too violent, Valentine was to caring and forgiving, and thus ender has both these characteristics. Graff has been watching him, even before battle school and has secretly been testing him. Graff prepares him for a life changing war between them and the buggers. Graff is a great leader by what he is able to accomplish.
In the book, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, Ender got bullied by multiple kids. He ended up getting in many fights that resulted in the bullies being dead. Before I started reading, I had thought that bullies didn’t always deserve what they got. After reading, I still strongly agree with this statement.
Destruction and chaos. In New York City, on July 13,1997, a blackout occurred. By the time the lights were back on, evidence of arsonists and looting was clearly visible, and there was about 300 million dollars worth of damages. After everything was back to normal, they found that 3,776 people were arrested, over 1,000 fires were reported, and over 1,600 stores were damaged. When given the chance, people can descend into chaos and make bad choices, even those that you would not expect to do so. In the Ender’s Game novel, immorality comes from both expected and unexpected places and in different forms. In Orson Scott Card’s novel, Ender’s Game, humans contain an innate evil.
Enders Game is an amazing Science Fiction book. It’s about a young boy who is chosen to save mankind. He makes a lot of friends and enemies along the way that either try and help him or try to destroy him. In the end he looks at life from a different point of view. Enders Game is a very different kind of Sci-fi book/ movie.
Enders Game Ender overcomes his situation but he goes through many obstacles before he can get where his right now. In the beginning of the story Ender gets his monitor removed and when he goes back to class, a kid named Stilson teases him, and
Ender’s treatment of Stilson was generally right, because it leads him to be a part of the Battle School, which trains the children to be a part of the International Fleet. The International Fleet is an organization made up of all the nations whom have united in order to provide further protection and power in future wars between humans and buggers. In contrast, from our world today, the main source of conflict comes from extraterrestrial beings, instead of other countries. This causes the people in Ender’s world to develop new systems that unite all countries, advance in technology, and train the children who show an early potential to be a part of the I.F (International Fleet). If Ender had not beaten up Stilson after Stilson had repeatedly taunted him, then he wouldn’t have had gotten the opportunity to be a part of the Battle School, which would then give him the opportunity to be a part of the International Fleet and contribute to the protection of Earth and the people on it. Ender’s reason for his treatment towards Stilson was that “Knocking him down won the first fight. [He] wanted to win all the next ones, too. So they’d leave [him] alone.” (Card 19) This means that he wanted to win all the future fights he knew he would have to face, before actually facing them.
Ender’s Game is a 1985 science fiction novel by Orson Scott Key. Set in the future where an insectoid alien species, the Formics (or the buggers), have attacked Earth twice with devastating results for the human species, Andrew “Ender” Wiggins is humanity's last hope. A child prodigy and main character of Ender’s Game, Ender is sent to Battle School to learn how to fight and destroy the buggers. He is chosen because his characteristics are perfect to be a commander. Some traits that are very important in making Ender who he is are his calculating judgments, creativity, and compassion.