Ender's Game: Nobody Control Its Own Life

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Everyone should be able to control its own life. Sadly, not everybody can do so. Some people get their life controlled by others. Controlling one’s life means to have the power to choose what you are going to do in any situation. In the science-fiction novel Enders Game the statement “Nobody controls its own life” is true. There is a lot of evidence to show that the thesis is true. I agree with the thesis because of the way the plot unfolds, what happens in battle school and what is said about the topic in the book.

In the book there are said a lot of things about the topic. On page 313 Valentine talks to Ender about controlling their own life: “’Welcome to human race. Nobody controls his own life, Ender’”. That is the evidence that even the people in the book have noticed that they can’t control their own life. The fact that it even speaks about the topic in the book, is evidence that the author thought about whether the characters should control they’re life or to what extent.

The commanders also talk about controlling one’s life, mostly in the bolded text in the beginning of each chapter. A good example for this is on page 27 where Colonel Graff says: “’With Ender, we have to strike a delicate balance. Isolate him enough that he remains creative- otherwise he’ll adopt the system and we’ll lose him.’”. He talks about
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A main point that shows this is the Character development. As Ender gets older he gains more power over himself. On page 313 where Ender is eleven years old, he is allowed to make his own decision whether he would like to go to space as a governor or not: “’They might have asked me’” says Ender, Valentine replies: “‘I wanted to ask you myself’” In that context he is speaking with Valentine about their future, at a younger age he would probably not have been able to make this decision

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