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
Is there a such thing as an innocent killer? Can someone who destroys a planet and commits mass genocide be viewed as a hero? According to John kessel this is attempted in Ender’s Game a science fiction novel written by Orson scott card in 1985. In 2004 Kessel wrote an article titled “Creating the innocent killer Ender's game intention or morality”. In his analysis he comes to the conclusion that Card presents the protagonist, Ender, as a character who is abused, manipulated, sincere, and innocent. Kessel says that this is all used to by Card to make the reader sympathize for Ender. This allows him to be portrayed as a killer who commits mass genocide, yet is innocent because he has good motives. Kessel goes on to
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
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.
The I.F. did too much. They pushed Ender further than he could ever go, and it destroyed him. What Graff and Anderson did should not be legal. Ender suffered more than any other kid ever should. The I.F. should not have been so harsh on Ender. They could have taught Ender the same information, but still made him learn how to read, write, talk, and play sports.
What is a hero? To most, it’s probably the classic superhero- the one with superpowers and can fly. To others, it might be a fictional character with a magic wand or a demigod in a prophecy. To some, it might be a real life person- a famous one or the ones who raised you. But a hero isn’t just defined by their superpowers or what book they come from, it’s the choice to do the right thing even if it means getting hurt in the process. Heroes don’t have to be from a book or a movie franchise. Heroes can be ordinary people thrust into impossible situations or one who sticks their neck out to save yours.
Bullying is a big issue in society. When authors put bullying into their books it helps people see that bullying is not unseen. In Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card the main character, Ender, gets bullied a lot throughout the book.
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.
In Orson Scott Card’s book Ender’s Game, Ender is continually set up against impossible odds by the International Fleet, which is part of a plan to train Ender to fight in the Third Invasion and end the bugger wars forever. Ender’s trials are portrayed more convincingly in the book, as the book shows him struggling with the expectations placed upon him more so than in the movie.
“Persuade him that he wants to come with us more than he wants to stay... if that doesn’t work ill lie to him”(Card16).In the book “Enders Game” by Orson Scott Card, one of the main characters Colonel Graff leads ender through his missions. Ender is chosen from a mix of his brother and sister’s personalities. Peter was too violent, Valentine was to caring and forgiving, and thus ender has both these characteristics. Graff has been watching him, even before battle school and has secretly been testing him. Graff prepares him for a life changing war between them and the buggers. Graff is a great leader by what he is able to accomplish.
Ender’s Game in my humble opinion, is the epitome of an amazing book. This book has sent me on a whirling rollercoaster of emotion with every flip of a page. If it isn’t Ender in danger, it’s his brother trying to take over the world. If not that, then it is dialogue between military corporals, feeding me nonsense that alter my belief in Ender’s ability to overcome the issue at hand “We want to teach him, not give him a nervous breakdown.”(Card 210). 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.
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.
Everytime ender switches to a different new place he is commonly treated good and then bad and then good and so I think after it is going to be bad. The first place he went to from earth was the battle school. At the battle school ender was greeted by
Stephen King once said: “Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.” In this quote, Stephen King shows that it is up to the readers to determine how they will use the author’s ideas and themes and relate it to their life. After all, authors write their books and portray their values in a manner where the reader has to discover what the book means to him and decide what those values truly mean. An examination of the themes in Ender’s Game reveals that Scott Orson Card shares the values of bravery, love, knowledge, and isolation with the books, To Kill A Mockingbird, Romeo and Juliet, Fahrenheit 451, and Ender’s Game, and that Card defines each of those values differently.