Define: The most intense, exciting, or important point of something; a culmination or apex.
Quote: “And as soon as they did, Ender kicked out high and hard, catching Stilson square in the breastbone. He dropped. It took Ender by surprise he hadn't thought to put Stilson on the ground with one kick (6).”
Explanation: This quote proves the literary term because it clarifies the important part of the whole novel. It basically shows excitement for the reader and how the whole scenario was set up to be significant in the book.
Why? : This quote is important to the overall plot because, if Ender never stood up for himself. He wouldn’t be able to join the new school.
Define: Guessing ahead is a literary device …show more content…
Peter’s character wouldn’t feel any sympathy for hurting or killing his younger brother. The author’s writing is describing a sad and gloomy scenario causing the readers to feel compassion for Ender and anger for Peter.
Why? : This quote is important to the overall plot because if this didn’t happen, Ender couldn’t make it through many hardships in future purposes.
Define: The central topic of the whole story.
Quote: “We are like you; the thought pressed into his mind. We did not mean to murder, and when we understood, we never came again. We thought we were the only thinking beings in the universe… (248)”
Explanation: This quote is the overall main idea. The buggers were just like humans. They took care of their love ones and did exactly what humans needed to do to survive.
Why? : This quote is important to the plot because Ender finally realizes what was going on. He knows that the people he thought was the good guys are actually the enemy. The buggers weren’t harmful at all.
Define: The building mystery of what’s going to happen …show more content…
Explanation: This quote causes suspense to the reader. They want to know what’s going to happen next. Is Ender going to get hurt? Is Bonzo going to get hurt? Is the buggers going to take over the ship? They don’t know what’s going to occur.
Why? : This quote is important to the overall plot because it builds up Ender’s character. It finally makes sense why Ender was recruited in the program – his intelligence and his brother’s ways of
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This lessens the scope of how much the International Fleet has been lying to Ender, leading to the reveal being less dramatic. The movie also completely erases the Locke and Demosthenes subplot, removes the epilogue of Ender moving to a colony with Valentine, and then replaces it with Ender finding the queen bugger’s egg on the same planet as the Command School and leaving to find a safe home for it. This also gets rid of the parallel between Ender and Peter at the end of the book, where it’s pointed out that in spite of Peter being portrayed as exceedingly cruel, he prevents the war on Earth which saves millions of lives. Ender kills billions of buggers in the Third Invasion, almost wiping out their race completely, despite being described as gentle and not wanting to hurt anyone. The movie’s tendency to cut anything not deemed an important event also makes it seem that Ender is unaffected by most of the events that occur.
Scott Macarthy Mr. Werley English III 22 September 2014 The Destruction of Ender 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.
Throughout most of the book, Ender uses Valentine as a way of coping with the constant changes in his life and keeping himself motivated. This is proved on page 43, when Ender says, “I will not be the bugger of my group, -I didn 't leave Valentine, and Mother, and Father to come here just to be iced”. Ender uses Valentine, and his family in order to comfort himself. Ender also uses his family, including his brother Peter, to keep himself from having an emotional breakdown. This means that by comparing himself to Peter or thinking of Valentine, Ender keeps himself from turning into someone who is just a killer, rather than a strategic and wise player of the games that his Battle School are using to try to break him down.
Throughout the whole rollercoaster ride, it was apparent that the novel was written with a theme of unfairness and inequality along with bits of sarcasm along the way. For example, when Ender becomes a team commander, the odds are forever against him. Ender is given a squad of forty inexperienced early graduates and is expected to fight the odds that weigh heavily against him “I think you’ll be pleased with the quality of your soldiers. I hope you are, because we’re forbidding you to transfer any of them”(Card 194).
The whole time Ender had not been aware he had killed them, and the leaders were manipulating him for his own sake. They explain that they didn’t tell him that he actually killed both Bonzo and Stilson; so that he wouldn’t think of himself as a killer. Throughout the book Ender repeats that he doesn’t want to hurt anyone and doesn’t like that he has to be violent in order to be safe. If Ender would’ve found out, it would destroy his motivation and drive to want to be the best he can be. All in all, Ender is an overall better person because of the fact he didn’t know the
“Just as the next blow was coming, Ender reached up with both hands, snatched the boy by his wrist, and then pulled down on the arm, hard.” () Card and his somewhat applaudable idea of power did not view it sufficient enough for Ender to request the aid of an adult. But did envision Ender reinforcing the agony brought upon him, promulgating his power in such a way he experiences yet another unintended consequence. “…the boy was feeling exactly the pain Ender had meant him to feel…I am Peter. I’m just like him.
Both characters were influenced to change their values; to kill others in order to protect themselves and survive. In Ender’s case, he had killed Stilson and Bonzo just as Katniss had done to the other tributes during the Games. Each had killed to protect
Also, Enders fear of his actions, causes him to repay for them. Ender takes the position of fleet commander for humans against the Bugger army. Ender kills all the Buggers and the planet. Ender did not kill them intentionally; the simulations were actual fighters in real battles. Because of this, Enders emotions flood him and he feels regret and deep sadness.
Then they kept manipulating by isolating him and pushing away everyone that they thought was his friend. He went through a lot and did a lot for them. And at the end he regrets it and feels extremely mad about it because they made him kill an entire species without him being aware of. I mean he knew that they were preparing him for a war. But he didn’t know that the last fight was actually the war because they simply didn’t tell him the truth, which shows that how the whole situation in which Ender was in was a complete
Card works hard to generate copious amounts of pity and empathy for Ender throughout the beginning of the book, and then proceeds to reveal what Ender has actually been doing throughout the story. That’s okay though, because Ender is actually innocent and the victim. The entire plot consists of Ender is unknowingly committing murder, abuse, and
His compassion is proven many times, and one of them is the fact that he hates that he feels just like Peter. If Ender had no compassion, why would he have regretted acting like Peter? Ender is also very sympathetic to Bean (even though Ender tries not to show it) and Ender would see himself in Bean, how small and young Bean is but still so determined. Ender initially realizes that he is isolating Bean because Ender himself was once isolated and he wants to force Bean to flourish like Ender did. Ender also has so much empathy that he would think like the buggers, and could understand and anticipate them.
However, the majority of the battles he fights are constructed and orchestrated and controlled by the Adults. Ender lives in a military archetype which assumes humans are compliant, flexible, controllable pawns, tool to be used for the benefit of others. Ender’s insecurities,doubts and fears, as to why he is so isolated, how he is becoming more like petter, how he is an ostracized genius, all that sets him apart– make him diligent, sympathetic, preservant, resilient, flexible, and above all pliable, impressionable, malleable, qualities far more common in children. Supporting quote: “‘So what do we do now?’ asked Alai.
In another scene when Ender is sent to join the Salamander Army right before “things were finally coming together” at Battle School for him and that “his life was finally getting livable” (102). Ender is starting to make friends and build up his life at battle school but then he gets disengaged from this by the adults. The adults isolate Ender to demoralize him in such a way that Ender to make him feel like no one will be at his side or will ever come to his aid. Furthermore, people of society on Earth are willing to give up their freedom and privacy in order to feel safe from the dangers of the unknown. After Ender has his monitor pulled out of him, the doctor tells the nurse, “They leave these things in the kid for three years” (33).