Heroes In Elie Wiesel's Game By Orson Scott Card

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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.
Take the nameless French girl from Elie Wiesel’s Night for instance. She slipped him a small piece of bread after Elie got beat by Idek, a guard. She could’ve kept that piece of bread for herself- she certainly needed it- but instead, she gave him that
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Heroes can be the person who pulls the strings or a hero disguised as a dictator. Graff from Ender’s Game written by Orson Scott Card is a prime example of a hero in disguise. Graff pulls the strings in Ender’s life to mold him into an Earth-Saving commander. Most people wouldn’t consider him a hero, but he is a hero in his own right. Graff helped Ender to success by putting him through a series of tests while in Battle School. “... To begin. Be creative. Think of every stacked, impossible, unfair star arrangement you can. Think of another way to bend the rules. Late notification. Unequal forces. Then run the simulations and aee which ones are hardest, which easiest. We want an intelligent progression here. We want to bring him along.” He did what was best for the survival of the human race but also what was best for Ender. “...But don’t hurt this boy[Ender]” “Are you joking?” “I mean, don’t hurt him anymore than you have too.” Even with the task of forming a brilliant commander, Graff kept his humanity and refrained from hurting Ender in anyway he
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