Passion & Aggression Ender once said, “To learn how to truly fight in war, I must show passion and aggression.” During the story of the Ender’s Game, Ender feels like he’s stuck in between love and war. As the story of Ender’s journey goes on, he’s known to fight with so much aggression which makes him feel bad because he makes people not want to ever fight him again. In several parts of the story, Ender feels terrible after showing his aggression to someone because of his passionate side. In the beginning, before Ender left Earth, Ender used to get bullied in school by another kid named Stilson. It came to a point when Ender had to defend for himself. Stilson and his friends bullied Ender, so in order for them to leave Ender alone, he shows his aggression by constantly kicking Stilson while he was down. Ender did that to prevent Stilson or his friends from hurting him again. After leaving the room, he feels terrible because of the fact that he’s passionate and he didn’t want to hurt Stilson. Ender also had several confrontations with a Battle School leader named Bonzo. Ender didn’t want to follow Bonzo’s rules because it would’ve held him back from learning how to …show more content…
He ends up beating the buggers and kills billions of lives by destroying the planet of the buggers. Graff ends up telling Ender that he actually killed the buggers. Ender gets mad at Graff because he thought it was a game and now knows that he killed billions of lives. He cries because of his passion and also because he realized he killed billions of lives and their homes as well. After that, he meets the queen bugger by following the game simulator. Ender ends up crying while the queen bugger wipes his tears away. At this point, he knows that the queen bugger is going to die. This shows that he’s passionate because he shows that he’s sorry for her and doesn’t want her to
Chapter14 “Enders Teacher” Chapter Summary In this chapter Ender arrives at the Command School. Where he meets his new teacher Mazor Rackham. Mazor tells Ender how we went away for a while so he can be alive to teach the commander for the Third Invasion. Ender begins training with the simulations and then begins training to command a whole fleet.
To win the battle, Ender’s ability to understand the bugger's tactics was needed, but his empathy for the buggers was not. Since Ender Wiggin didn’t want to injure anyone, in fear of becoming like his brother, they made him believe that what he was doing was just a practice simulation and nobody would get damaged by it. By not telling Ender, the authorities were able to get him to command against the buggers and ultimately save the human race. Having Ender assume he was fighting Mazer Rackham gave him motivation to win the final battle because he didn’t want Mazer to win. For example, Ender states, “I won’t let you beat me unfairly---
We learn from this scenario that Ender has come to believe that the only rational policy to insure one’s safety in the world is to be ready always to inflict grievous bodily harm on anyone who threatens him. No adult, authority, law, or social institution may be relied upon. “The power to cause pain is the only power that matters, the power to kill and destroy, because if you can’t kill then you are always subject to those who can, and nothing and no one will ever save you.” (p 232) Despite the revelation of this philosophy, after the fight is over the reader is once again reassured that Ender is at heart a pacifist.
In the book, it is made completely clear that the system of both the Battle School and Command School are breaking Ender down, ultimately demonstrated by Ender being completely bedridden after the Third Invasion due to everything he’s endured. This also happens with the movie’s presentation of the characters, with more characters being sympathetic to Ender. This completely overrides a plot point in the book,
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
However, the majority of the battles he fights are constructed and orchestrated and controlled by the Adults. Ender lives in a military archetype which assumes humans are compliant, flexible, controllable pawns, tool to be used for the benefit of others. Ender’s insecurities,doubts and fears, as to why he is so isolated, how he is becoming more like petter, how he is an ostracized genius, all that sets him apart– make him diligent, sympathetic, preservant, resilient, flexible, and above all pliable, impressionable, malleable, qualities far more common in children. Supporting quote: “‘So what do we do now?’ asked Alai.
Calculating Judgments For someone so young, Ender is exceptionally calculating. In almost the very beginning of the novel, the author shows Ender being bullied by Stilson and his gang. Ender realizes that he must thoroughly beat Stilson so the rest of the gang wouldn’t pick on Ender ever
And Ender hated himself.” () Virtually identical to the emotional consequence Ender formerly suffered from Stilson, delineates his sentiments regarding Bernard; Card not developing on his idea in the slightest, keeping Ender’s own hatred of himself and the potential individual he apparently mocks
‘Ender's Game 'written by Orson Scott Card is a novel about Ender Wiggin and his journey to save the world from the buggers. This text informs the audience about issues such as conflict, competition and technology that concern our society and offers interesting understandings about how the composer addresses these issues through the characters and storyline to teach us important lessons about our world. While some aspects of conflict lead to growth, conflict can also result in actions that people will regret. The novel ‘Ender’s Game’ constantly depicts Ender’s experiences of physical contact or man vs man conflict with another character. This is conveyed through the description “It was as if Ender had kicked a piece of furniture.
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).
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 Chapter 2. “It was not a question of winning… here in their flat, the game would start mean, and the bugger couldn’t just go empty and quit the way buggers did in the real wars. The bugger
Ender says, “I can’t do this” (252). Despite this, Ender and his army win the battle, which is exactly what the I.F. desired. 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.
In the Bonzo fight, he tries begging for mercy, because he knows that is what bonzo wants. But it is always never enough. No matter how much ender begs and pleads, he has to resort to violence. As Kessel says “Ender doesn’t want to fight, but does because he has no alternative other than to let himself be killed.
When Ender was talking to himself he said,”the power to cause pain is the only power that matters, the power to kill and destroy, because if you can’t kill then you’re always subject to those who can, and no one will ever save you,”(Card pg.212). This shows that inaction can make people prone to lose against people who have power can have power over them because inaction leaves them open and defenseless to those they could restrain. This also shows that inaction leads to loss because Ender is referring to the fight against Stilson, Bonzo, and Bernard because if he had waited for the teachers to respond to call for help they would’ve overpowered him and he would’ve lost. After ender defeated the buggers Mazer Rackham told Ender, “you made the hard choice, boy. All or nothing.