Even though Ender and his fleet are successful in defeating the buggers, Ender’s intelligence and skill is taken advantage of throughout the book. The I.F. takes away most of the freedom that Ender is entitled to and they manipulate him to do what they want him to do. This manipulation is quite evident throughout Ender’s Game.
Card displaying the great deal of misfortune that Ender faces throughout the book almost guarantees the reader will feel some sense of sorrow for him. So the reader is so full of sorrow for Ender that they want him to be innocent. The reader never gets to experience what the buggers had been through or even know their future intentions of the humans. The reader gets so trapped in sympathy of Ender that they never once question the morality of his mass genocide. The reader feels as if it isn’t his fault when indeed it is.
At this point he is admitting fault with lying to Ender about the battles just being a game, and not the actual war. At this point in the book, Card intends that the reader catches on to the fact that Ender dislikes lying, if the reader has not done so already. After this point in the book, Ender does not tell a lie, but only tells the truth. This is how Ender was able to rise up as a person from such a traumatic event, and learn quickly that lying is never the answer, and that it will result in nothing good in the end. Ender even admits earlier that Colonel Graff was indeed right in his speculation of Ender not being able to kill off the bugger species if he had known exactly what he was doing.
Bullying still exists in the future He is very violent Mother and Father Doesn’t really care for Ender, wants him to have religion. Not very important to story To get Graff away from his son Not really since they are his parents They send Ender to Battle school “You know he’s never in” Not really just uncaring parents Gives Endera hard time Petra One of the girls in Battle School Teaches Ender how to shoot. Also Enders Commander Not a humans right issue She’s very persistent but she is always afraid of Buggers Too many centuries of evolution are working against them” (3.111) More high tech weapons Friendly Colonel
Who would have thought that a boy both violent and caring could save and eliminate a species? In the book Enders Game, Ender and he was no ordinary child, and his intellect was beyond any normal child. His life started to change as his monitor, a device that tracked what he did, was removed and he was forced to face with a long-time bully of his. As Ender gets pushed around, he hits a hard blow and gives no mercy to the boy if he ever wanted it to end. Surprisingly, the people in commands recognize his unfound talents and decided to train him in a school every boy would want to attend.
Press and press until you’re dead” (Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, p. 12). His only person to confide in, Valentine, his sister, was ripped away from him and then used against him by Graff. Not only are they unreliable, but the adults lie to him and manipulate. Kessel questions whether this is a healthy thing to to a young child, and whether or not it should be passed on to the young-adult audience of this book. Well, it shouldn’t.
After getting off the ship that brought him to Battle school, Ender was confused why Graff had been so impersonal towards him. Graff responded to Ender’s questioning by saying, “My job isn’t to be friends. My job is to produce the best soldiers in the world…. My job is to produce such a creature, and all the men and women he’ll need to help him. Nowhere in that does it say I have to make friends with children.”(34) Ender thought that he had an ally in Graff, but after that moment, Ender knew that he was just another launchie.
Though Edgar was not my own son by blood, he was truly a son to myself. He was my son in law, married to my last daughter Virginia. The two of us were very close and we had shared great times together Eddie and I. Since Edgar came to live with Virginia and myself in 1831, 5 years before their marriage, I initially came to see the man that Edgar was. A very truly talented man with a mind of a genius and an attitude of passion, of which he was.
Edgar then says, “We weren’t supposed to have a puppy.” (Barthelme). At this point, Barthelme put this in, because he knew it would grab people’s attention and it tells that Edgar wasn’t supposed to have these things in the classroom. Barthelme wants the readers to freak out about it, because it’s a puppy, everyone can already guess what will happen, yet they still will be in shock. By now, the readers know it is normal for the deaths to occur and so does Edgar. Edgar already planned on how to hide it from the kids.