The short story A Jury of Her Peers, written by Susan Glaspell, clearly demonstrates fear and its control within characters throughout the story. The main character, Minnie Foster, a lovely young woman who sang in the choir and known as a very open person. However, once she got married, she became much quieter. The two other women in the story, one of whom know Minnie, uncover some evidence that would incriminate Minnie for the murder of her husband. The women find out that Minnie’s husband treats Minnie poorly and may have physically hurt Minnie as well. Minnie, fearful of her husband’s anger, leads her to commit murder. Minnie kills her husband because of the external fear of receiving pain and the innate fear of never returning to the days
After I read Ender’s Game I watched the movie and I can’t say the movie was bad, but many things in the movie were not relevant at all to the book. The movie was way too short and they fast forwarded too many things. They also dumbed down the twists like when Ender destroys the Buggers when he thought it was a simulation game. It even ditched all the somewhat important things. They must have cut out over 2 hours of plot between every new scene. It also did a few things in common like when something very important came along they would sometimes copy the text word by word. At Least it isn’t as different as “World War Z’. The book creator said, “The only thing my book and the movie had in common was the title.”
By rising to power, hitler knew exactly what he was doing. By being manipulated by adults, Ender had no idea what he was doing. In a sense, the adults were more like Hitler, Stalin, and all other mass murderers than Ender was. Even in the trial of negligent homicide, Colonel Graff justified his abuse of Ender with the Nuremberg Defense and the exact same statement the Nazis used to justify their actions. Graff said he did “what [he] believed was necessary for the preservation of the human race” (Card 235). The I.F. did take control with extreme parallels to the Nazi takeover. But the colonel is not a complete Hitler figure. While Hitler’s attack in the Jews was completely unprovoked, the buggers had attacked Earth two earlier times, nearly destroying humanity. The situation this resembles the most is a violent end to the Cold war. Card wrote Ender’’s Game in ???? () in the middle of the Cold war. In Ender’s position, the war with the buggers is one that must end with the complete and utter destruction of one side the humans or the buggers. That outcome is exactly how a nuclear war between the US and the USSR would have ended with the total destruction of one side. Even the fact that Battle School is in space and how the Russians want to shoot it down represent the Soviet’s frustration at ultimately losing the space race. The fact that Orson Scott Card treats the
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My book report is on "Ender 's Game" by Orson Scott Card. Ender 's Game is a military sci-fi book that has received many awards. The author did continue the series on Ender, however the military aspect of it did not continue with the series.
In the film Ender’s Game, his timeline as an individual is not even close to the novel, in the book Ender ages at a slower rate, when we first meet ender he is six years old and we witness his maturity first hand whereas in the movie when we are introduced to Ender he is already almost a teenager. Likability is greater in the novel because we got to witness Ender mature, not so much in the movie. Furthermore, the movie strays away from Demosthenes and Locke, they play a foundational role in the novel, leaving this in the movie would have given more
The book ender's game has a lot of possible themes but the one that is the most truthful is “human nature is to destroy what we don’t know”. As humans when our instinct is to destroy anything that is different from us, we are so scared of anyone else having more power than we will kill anything in our path. The theme in ender's game is human nature is to destroy that which we do not understand and we know that because of what the bible says, the need to kill the buggers and the whole training the launchies go through.
On Earth there was a bully named, Stilson. Ender found himself getting physically abused by him daily and when he finally got his opportunity, he made sure he was never bullied again. In battle school, there was a commander named, Bonzo that threatened to kill him; then, in the same scenario Ender decided to make sure that he would win the war and erase all future battles. In argument with Major Anderson, Graff states, “Ender’s not a killer. He just wins--thoroughly” (226). 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
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
In the beginning of the chapter, two unknown characters are discussing Ender’s future. “He’s too malleable. Too willing to submerge himself in someone else’s will.” “Not if the other person is his enemy.” “So what do we do? Surround him with enemies all the time?” (Card, page 1) This is important because it foreshadows Ender’s future and the rest of the book. It shows that Ender is going to have a difficult life. Another compelling quote is introduced after Ender knocks Stilson to the ground. “Ender, however, was trying to figure out a way to forestall vengeance. To keep them from taking him in a pack tomorrow. I have to win this now, and for all time, or I’ll fight it every day and it will get worse and worse.” (Card, page 7) This led to Ender
After the grueling training and numerous battles that the government puts Ender through, along with all of the isolation and loneliness that he endures, he collapses in the processes both during and after the burdens were put onto him. The first major event that showed Ender enduring some troubles was when he woke up in the middle of the night and found that “there was blood” on his bed, and he had been “gnawing on his own fist” (285) in the middle of the night, in his sleep. This revealed to the reader that the strong and powerful Ender might be beginning to crack and show a
Ender’s main objective is to extend his existence, because of this, he forgets his humanity and continues to inflict pain on Stilson. Ender knows what has to be done in order to prevent further, possibly fatal, attacks and demonstrates that he is willing to attack on the helpless to do so. (add more?) good
Ender’s Game is a 1985 science fiction novel by Orson Scott Key. Set in the future where an insectoid alien species, the Formics (or the buggers), have attacked Earth twice with devastating results for the human species, Andrew “Ender” Wiggins is humanity's last hope. A child prodigy and main character of Ender’s Game, Ender is sent to Battle School to learn how to fight and destroy the buggers. He is chosen because his characteristics are perfect to be a commander. Some traits that are very important in making Ender who he is are his calculating judgments, creativity, and compassion.
The book, Ender’s Game, is a book full of interesting events. A six year old boy named Ender Wiggin goes to Battle School, where he is continually tested and trained to become an elite commander. He succeeds at Battle School and eventually goes to Command School, where he leads his army to victory over the bugger troops. Because of this, the world is safe from being destroyed by the buggers. 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.
Innumerable volumes of people portray power as one’s capacity to exhibit their potency; their unquenchable thirst for the dominion over all. Formidable and influential flawlessly depicts the being this definition conveys, a being considerably similar to Ender Wiggin. To the lionizing eyes of Earth, he is a child deity who possessed power abundant enough to exterminate an entire extraterrestrial race, but in truth, he is a boy, rupturing from his plethora of errors. In Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card