Books are the ideal way to introduce a reader to the many morals of the human society. In the novel Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, Ender, is drafted by the international fleet to lead multiple fleets of ships in combat against an alien species, but he does not realize that he was drafted for that purpose. Ender is sent to Battle School, where he becomes a true archetypal leader, and he gains many valuable friends that help him along the way. At a hidden asteroid, Ender begins what he believes are simulations, but really is the Third Invasion. After he destroys the alien species, he is told that it was all real and he breaks down.
Holden is basically saying here that he left his old school not because he is not smart but it was because he could not stand the people there. Holden always blames his surroundings but never once does he blame himself for flunking all the classes and getting kicked out of the schools. Holden also blames others for his relationship troubles. When Sally rejected Holden’s proposal, Holden blamed Sally for flirting with some other guy. For both of the incidents described, Holden blamed others for them and he did not think that either of them was his fault.
In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, Arnold faces a lot of obstacles in life. Arnold realized that in order for him to get somewhere in life he needed to leave the reservation and go to school at Reardon but when he gets there the white people are really horrible to him. The white people would pick on Arnold but he wasn’t going to take it so he stuck up for himself and he made a name for himself and people began to respect him for that. Grandmother Spirit passes away and Arnold feels like the world is coming down on him but as more and more important people in his life pass away he learns to cope with him feelings more. When Rowdy and Arnold aren’t friends anymore Arnold felt as though nothing was going to bring Rowdy back around but finally they come back together and play basketball and become friends again.
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.
The dilemma on whether this is all morally right has come up numerous times. Anderson is constantly questioning Colonel Graff on whether or not he is taking the isolation with Ender too far. Colonel Graff deliberately separated all the other boys in his launch group from Ender. Ender stuck out like a sore thumb in his launch group because the boys always felt inferior to him due to what Colonel Graff told them. They ignored him and looked at him differently because of it.
You are both coldly driving ahead for yourselves alone. You did hate him for breaking that school swimming record, but so what? He hated you for getting an A in every course but one last term” (53). Gene thinks that everything is a game when it comes to the relationship between him and Finny and that they have to be equal. He believes that Finny is always trying to be better than him and that he is jealous of him for getting and A in every course.
Piggy knew that everyone would choose Ralph for his looks and obscure body so he hesitated to raise his hand but in the end went with majority which declared Ralph the leader of the boys. Jack was very down and disappointed that he didn’t get chosen, this was very dramatic in the book as well as the movie. A very intense scene that really grabbed my attention was at the end of
He respected America, and he loved it, but America didn’t love him back. Later, he learned in school what was happening several years ago, and he understood why the news people were saying all the terrible things. When he went to high school, he ran for student body president, and a teen in his class tweeted “If you vote for RJ, you obviously enjoy 9/11.” He was hurt at how racist this was, but he proved him wrong.
When Han came to the school, he wasn't used to a class monitor bossing everyone around, and shortly after coming, he decided to tell the teacher about Om. To Han’s disappointment, the teacher did nothing but praise Om and commend him in keeping the classroom so orderly. Han knew that Om was just putting on a show for the teacher, but at that point Han figured it was time to give up. When Om impressed the teacher, Han just gave up and wasn't willing to endure and try again. If Han had kept trying, he probably would have gotten Om in trouble eventually.
Slam immediately didn’t like coach Nipper because of the way he responded to Slam’s actions. In the movie, Jamal's teacher Mr. Crawford doesn’t like Jamal either. First of all, Jamal is a new student at his school and Mr. Crawford thinks that his writings are too good. Mr. Crawford’s dream of being a published author got destroyed when he was younger so now, he doesn’t
I chose the Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt. The moral of this book is how it feels to have a school that is not normal, and have a teacher hate your guts. This book is about a seventh grader named Holling Hoodhood, and he goes around the school, acting serious about things. When things go downhill and all his classmates get mad at him, he tries his best to fix it. Mrs. Baker hated Holling, but then Holling acted like a friend to her, and the hate relationship was over.
Enders success in being selected to train at battle school angers Peter, and upsets loving Valentine. Peter, having been decidedly too violent and Valentine being too loving and caring, even though they are geniuses, are not suited for Battle school, and thus not selected to continue their schooling at battle school. Colonel Graff, having watched Ender and his reaction to stilson and Enders fight in school after Enders monitor is removed. Ender fights, and wins by a landslide. Ender puts Stilson in the hospital, and ends up injuring the boy so
The movie begins with a fake sick Ferris and his concerned parents in his bedroom. Once Ferris is able to convince his mother and father he is sick, they don’t allow him to go to school. But once they leave, he jumps out of bed and speaks to the audiences and one of the first things out of his mouth is, “‘...that’s childish and stupid but so is high school,’” [all you need is one set of quotes here] [start a new sentence here]his distaste for high school is reflected right off the bat. Bueller’s attitude towards education is very similar to students in this generation and that is because education in the 21st century is a mess. Schools are focused on standardized testing, and regular testing which make up a large portion of the students grades.
Do you think you could handle having the fate of the world in your hands? Well, this prodigy, Ender Wiggin, did not think he could handle it, he could not even handle fighting with his brother Peter. In the book Enders Game, a science fiction novel, Ender Wiggin is called upon to train in the International Fleet to become a commander and fight against the buggers. In his journey he faces many obstacles, like his brother, bullies, and Command School. I believe the book Ender’s Game is more exceptional than the film because of the development of characters and events that happens in the book, and the hardship Ender faces to become a great leader against the buggers.
In the Council of Vocations, the council members all look back at the things their citizens had done in the past, and looks for banal like characteristics, then they all decide what job they want the brother/sister to have for the next 15 years. Equality has had some trouble in the past for being precocious, and good-looking.. and was loathed by the council members, and all of his teachers, during his stay at the Home of the Students. Equality felt that he was too intelligent to have a life mandate of any other than, living in the Home of the Scholars. His teachers knew he was intelligent but, saw it as a negative, and dangerous impact on society. Equality belonged in the Home of the Scholars, and he knew it.