The I.F. are more concerned about Ender receiving all of the training that he possibly can, so that he could be ready to fight the buggers sooner than later. This form of manipulation comes at a cost to the physical health of Ender. It leaves Ender continually exhausted, which is not good for a growing boy, like Ender. Another prime example of manipulation late in the book is when Ender defeated the buggers.
At this point he is admitting fault with lying to Ender about the battles just being a game, and not the actual war. At this point in the book, Card intends that the reader catches on to the fact that Ender dislikes lying, if the reader has not done so already. After this point in the book, Ender does not tell a lie, but only tells the truth. This is how Ender was able to rise up as a person from such a traumatic event, and learn quickly that lying is never the answer, and that it will result in nothing good in the end. Ender even admits earlier that Colonel Graff was indeed right in his speculation of Ender not being able to kill off the bugger species if he had known exactly what he was doing.
One point that Kessel brings up is how Ender has no safe haven. None. Not with his family, not with his parents, not school, not the government, not any adult, or even child can be trusted or relied upon for him. Even Peter, his brother, abused him; telling him things like “I could kill you like this. Press and press until you’re dead” (Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, p. 12).
This is another statement that I see often inn the book and agree have with. On this subject kessel writes “The extreme situation Card has constructed to isolate and abuse Ender guarantees our sympathy. After Ender is manipulated into entering Battle School, (he’s brought there by lies severing him from Valentine, his only protector) his abuse continues, deliberately fostered by Graff. On the shuttle up to the orbiting school Graff singles Ender out for praise for the sole purpose that the other recruits will resent him. Before they even reach the school, Ender is forced to break the arm of Bernard, one of his tormentors.
Who would have thought that a boy both violent and caring could save and eliminate a species? In the book Enders Game, Ender and he was no ordinary child, and his intellect was beyond any normal child. His life started to change as his monitor, a device that tracked what he did, was removed and he was forced to face with a long-time bully of his. As Ender gets pushed around, he hits a hard blow and gives no mercy to the boy if he ever wanted it to end. Surprisingly, the people in commands recognize his unfound talents and decided to train him in a school every boy would want to attend.
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.
Bullying still exists in the future He is very violent Mother and Father Doesn’t really care for Ender, wants him to have religion. Not very important to story To get Graff away from his son Not really since they are his parents They send Ender to Battle school “You know he’s never in” Not really just uncaring parents Gives Endera hard time Petra One of the girls in Battle School Teaches Ender how to shoot. Also Enders Commander Not a humans right issue She’s very persistent but she is always afraid of Buggers Too many centuries of evolution are working against them” (3.111) More high tech weapons Friendly Colonel
Nowhere in that does it say I have to make friends with children.”(34) Ender thought that he had an ally in Graff, but after that moment, Ender knew that he was just another launchie. However, that was not the case, Ender just did not know that the IF had the plan to isolate him. After his trust in Graff was broken, he began to question other people that he befriended in Battle School, such as Petra. In the hallway, Petra tried to warn him that there were boys who wanted him dead. Being the skeptic that he was, Ender completely disregarded her kindness and replied: “Petra, if you had actually taken me aside just now, there are about a dozen boys following along who would have taken me in the corridor.
Edgar then says, “We weren’t supposed to have a puppy.” (Barthelme). At this point, Barthelme put this in, because he knew it would grab people’s attention and it tells that Edgar wasn’t supposed to have these things in the classroom. Barthelme wants the readers to freak out about it, because it’s a puppy, everyone can already guess what will happen, yet they still will be in shock. By now, the readers know it is normal for the deaths to occur and so does Edgar. Edgar already planned on how to hide it from the kids.