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.
The Hunger Games trilogy and Ender’s Game. Each individual books written by two different authors, yet there are still similarities buried within the theme of both books, as well as their differences.
Bonzo Madrid is a supporting character in Ender’s Game, and commander of Salamander Army. He is described by Ender as tall, having slender lips, and beautiful black eyes. Bonzo has potential of being a good commander but lacks the ability to be a leader. He does not know how to unite his army, using threats and intimidation to earn his loyalty rather than respect. Bonzo hates Ender for being kinder and smarter than himself, letting his pride get in the way of situations. This causes problems only to himself when he refuses to acknowledge Ender’s potential in battles making him look foolish to other characters. Violence and revenge is his way to solve his problems, but it ultimately fails and creates more. He doesn’t enforce discipline but destroys
Following this line of thought, Ender’s actions during the final make him a bad person, thus disproving Card’s presentation of Ender as a perfect person with no irredeemable flaws. In conclusion, Kessel is certainly correct in his claims towards Ender’s Game and it’s hidden message. This essay takes Kessel’s point even farther however. Not only does it agree that Card tries to insert his own moral views into the book, this essay attempts to show where Card messed up, and went too
This is another statement that I see often inn the book and agree have with. On this subject kessel writes “The extreme situation Card has constructed to isolate and abuse Ender guarantees our sympathy. After Ender is manipulated into entering Battle School, (he’s brought there by lies severing him from Valentine, his only protector) his abuse continues, deliberately fostered by Graff. On the shuttle up to the orbiting school Graff singles Ender out for praise for the sole purpose that the other recruits will resent him. Before they even reach the school, Ender is forced to break the arm of Bernard, one of his tormentors. At every turn Ender faces hostility, scorn, and even physical assault. The result is an escalating series of challenges and violent responses by Ender.” . Sympathy is defined by Oxford Dictionary as feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else's misfortune. 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. If one were to just take as step back and think about the Buggers they would realize they really know nothing about them. One may also realize that diplomacy was never discussed but instead violence was the immediate
A utopia is supposed to be a perfect world, yet there are rarely any true utopias. Ender’s Game begins with a utopic society, where the government pits Earth against the nasty and evil buggers. Throughout Ender 's Game, written by Orson Scott Card, the reader follows the main protagonist, Ender, from his journey as a young boy on Earth to the hopes of being the next great commander in the fight against the buggers. In his journey, Ender endures multiple occasions of adversity, with the root of the problems coming from the isolation and loneliness that the government and army put him through. This begins to weaken him both individually and emotionally, and it eventually takes a toll on him. Within Ender, Card shows that isolation and loneliness can destroy an individual through his collapse and his change in personality.
He was designed (most likely literally, if one takes note of several references to genetic engineering) to be the average of his older siblings. Ender wants to do good things, like Valentine – and sometimes he does – but he also constantly finds himself in situations where he must do what Peter would – though sometimes he still chooses not to. Valentine is essentially the one thing Ender loves in the world, and he strongly desires to protect her. Meanwhile, Ender is torn by a burning desire to be nothing like Peter (and a fear that he is entirely like Peter anyway). However, “the ego is not sharply separated from the id” (Freud 10). Doubtless, Ender does share qualities with Peter. “I’m doing it again, thought Ender. I’m hurting people again, just to save myself” (Card 144). While Ender does not cause pain just for the fun of it, he will hurt people if he must. His actions are motivated by a recognition that something bad is going to happen, and a desire to “not be the unhappiest at the end” (Card 36). His willingness to commit acts that he finds atrocious shows a merging of Peter’s aggressive nature and Valentine’s moral opposition to
Ender is a special character. He is a young boy, a hero, and the commander of an IF fleet, ruler of a planet, and many other things. He is a very different character from the other characters in the book. He has his own way of thinking from the other characters he can knows how to handle things that are thrown at him. Mostly the constant pressure. His actions are thought out he just simply knows what he is doing. Ender has a very unique personality no character in this book has personality that relates to his. Overall Ender is a real special
Three of the most important points in Ender’s game are how Ender was selected for battle school, how he overcame each challenge he faced as he tried to be moved up to command school, and how he tried to make things right at the end of the story with the bugger species. Ender’s parents were selected to have a third child, something that was not permitted by the government. His older brother and sister had shown promise in being selected to join the battle school and have a chance at participating in the second invasion. Neither of them quite made the cut, so the government
At the beginning Ender gets his monitor taken out. This automatically causes complications because he was a third child. In this time it was rare to have three kids, so it was likely that Ender would get picked on after the monitor was taken away. The monitor kept anybody from messing with because it helped the government watch him. After Ender get’s the monitor taken off Stilson, a bully in school, starts causing trouble. “Hey Third.’ Don’t answer. NOthing to say. ‘Hey, Third, we’re talking to you, Third, hey bugger-lover,
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.
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.
Ender’s birth as a third child is considered a negative fact to both of his parents who belonged to religious families. Ender’s father was a Catholic and the seventh of nine children born in his family. Since he wasn’t one of the first two children born in his family, he had different privileges from others. For example, only the first two children received free education
Almost all individuals prefer honesty over deceit. There are times when lying and manipulation seem to be necessary. To remove a burden, lying can be a proper solution. But there are times people just lie for their own benefit, which eventually hurts others. In Ender’s case, manipulation might have been necessary or unnecessary. It was obvious that Ender was manipulated into exterminating an entire race. In this essay, I am going to present reasons why Ender shouldn’t have been manipulated but in fact he deeply is. One of the reasons why Ender should not have been manipulated is the guilt that Ender felt because of that manipulation. The other reason is there might have been catastrophic results because of not knowing about the truth. The third reason manipulation was bad for Ender because it stole his innocent. Another factor that explains why manipulation is bad is Ender becoming a cold hearted and strict person.
You can’t be in the military until you are 18 years old but in the novel Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card there is a much different approach on that topic. This novel follows the life of Ender Wiggin. Ender has a special ability and is very advanced for his young age. Ender grew up being the 3rd child, which is not very normal for a family in this time period, and his brother bullies him for it. Ender is chosen by the government to join the military. They chose him because they plant chips into the back of everyone’s neck to gather information that they could use to get advanced people to join the army and fight the alien-like creatures that they call buggers. Most of the people they recruit are children. Throughout this novel, Ender faces many obstacles while he’s in the military and he can’t really live a normal life like a child should. Ender’s Game shows us how the government can take control of anything they want and they don’t factor how they could possible be ruining anything for example, the childhoods of the children they recruit. Orson Scott Card is