Colonel Graff Character Analysis

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Term One Final Essay
Clarity can give an individual through focus in isolation. As Colonel Graff and the other Generals talk, they discuss how Ender should be handled in battle school. They believe they must isolate Ender from others in battle school. “Isolate him enough that he remains creative—otherwise he’ll adopt the system here and we’ll lose him. At the same time, we need to make sure he keeps a strong ability to lead.” (Card 70). The Generals believe that in order for Ender to become the great leader that they think he is capable of being, he cannot have any distractions. He needs to focus to earn the rank of the leader or he will have a bad influence from the other kids. Focus is a very important part of isolation. Moreover, a person …show more content…

When Junior receives his first Geometry textbook, he notices his mother’s name written on the back of the book. Junior is frustrated by this because it shows that his school is so poor that they study from the same books their parents studied from. Junior then gets so mad that he throws the book at his teacher, Mr. P, and is suspended. During his suspension, they both have a long conversation about the incident. Mr. P understands that Junior threw that book at him because somewhere inside him he refused to give up. Mr. P tells Junior that “You 're going to find more and more hope the farther and farther you walk away from this sad, sad, sad reservation.” (Alexie 63). Junior’s teacher knows that in order for Junior to find hope, he must isolate himself from his miserable reservation. He knows that Junior deserves better, and has fought too hard to lose hope, therefore he must take his hope and go somewhere where other people have hope. In order to do that, Junior must separate himself from all the horrors of the sad reservation by leaving. If someone can not find the hope they need in life, they must isolate themselves from whatever obstacle that blocks their path to success. An example would be secluding themselves from others who doubt themselves show no respect for them. People can find hope through

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