Change In Ender's Game By Orson Scott Card

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In the classic novel Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, Andrew “Ender” Wiggin is a young man who lives in a futuristic world where hostile extraterrestrial beings known as “buggers” have attacked Earth twice, and they almost wiped out mankind in the Second Invasion. The International Fleet (I.F.) plans to attack the bugger world a third time to wipe them out for good, and they take Ender at the young age of 6 to a space station called Battle School to prepare him and other children to possibly graduate to Command School and fight the buggers. Throughout the novel, Card develops Ender’s character traits using influences from other characters, plot development, and Ender changing as he grows older. At the beginning of the story, Ender is 6 years old and wears a small device on his neck, monitoring his behavior to find out whether he is what they need to fight the buggers. He is highly intelligent, as shown at the beginning of the text when the narrator says, “Miss Pumphrey talked about multiplication. Ender doodled on his desk, drawing contour maps of mountainous islands and then …show more content…

This is not because he is afraid for his life, but is afraid for their lives. An example of this can be found in the text where the narrator states, “Ender grabbed Mazer’s uniform and hung onto it, pulling him down so they were face to face. ‘I didn’t want to kill them all. I didn’t want to kill anybody! I’m not a killer!’” (297). This shows Ender has changed from having a killer instinct to having a non-killer instinct, and is one of the only humans able to understand the buggers. At the end of the book, the narrator also says, “The humans did not forgive us, she thought. We will surely die. ‘How can you live again?’ he asked” (320). Ender was correct about the buggers and wants to revive them, and help the humans to understand the buggers, and how they were unaware the humans were living, thinking

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