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.
Scott Macarthy Mr. Werley English III 22 September 2014 The Destruction of Ender 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.
The 1982 movie Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott, blends science fiction and film noir into a masterfully crafted thriller that delves into the subjective realm of being “alive” and “human.” Set in the post-apocalyptic world of Los Angeles, the story reveals that humans have taken artificial intelligence and genetic engineering into a whole new level of realism. Artificially grown beings, known as Replicants, rebel against slavery and flee to Earth. This action results in the formation of an elite group of police known as Blade Runners, who use a test that calculates emotional responses, which are the only thing that Replicants can’t process correctly. The Replicants confront the selectivity of what it means to be “human” throughout the film causing the protagonist, Rick Deckard, to question both himself and the established rules of humanity.
The ability to trust others is a good quality to have, but too much trust can lead to betrayal which then can cause a change in someone. The dystopian novel Unwind by Neal Shusterman is about kids ages 13-18 trying to survive in a disloyal world from getting killed and stripped for body parts. In the novel The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, there is an alien invasion where all the aliens manipulate all the human’s fears and weaknesses to eventually kill them off. Both authors of the stories use character archetypes and symbolism to indicate the theme that people who have been betrayed in the past, tend to change as a person whether the change is good or bad.
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.
In the movie, a crew of 6 brave men and women set out on a mission to Europa, with the fear of the unknown lurking around every unexplored corner. Similarly, within Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles the story titled “The Third Expedition” operates its plot while commanding the same fear as men land onto a Mars they never expected. As no one knows what exactly lies in the unknown, fear of the unknown is a common choice for science fiction and takes many different forms as explored by Europa Report and “The Third Expedition” from Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles.
Through courage, Montag enacts his plan to change this totalitarian society. Originally, Montag is as naïve as all the others, but Clarisse begins to make him question the things around him. Montag strives to change his life and achieve happiness. He abandons his society’s principles in order to rebuild a meaningful society. With courage and bravery, Montag defies his government’s rules to attract others to fight for a freer
Odysseus shows leadership by taking charge and bringing his men back to the ship. He uses intelligence to know that he should not tell his men about Scylla and Charybdis. Lastly, Odysseus reveals bravery when he goes into the Underworld. As Napoleon I once said, “True heroism consists in being superior to the ills of life, in whatever shape they may challenge us to combat.” This quote means that to be true hero one must be able to stand tall and fight through any obstacle they are faced
The 18th century Irish statesman Edmund Burke once wrote, “Fear is the parent of cruelty”. The Twilight Zone episode, “Monsters Due on Maple Street written by Rod Serling shows how true this statement is. A flash of light flashed across the sky above Maple Street , resulting in the electricity and telephone service to abruptly stop. They couldn’t even get their cars to start, The two main characters of this episode were Steve Brand and Charlie.
“Arrival” is a mystery, sci-fi drama directed by Denis Villeneuve in his wonderful betrayal of the unknown. ’Arrival’ digs deep into the unexpected, when a bunch of alien vessels land in 12 different spots on earth, leaving everyone curious about what their intent on earth is. With the military confused they pair together two scientists Louise Banks (Amy Adams) and Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner) who both study unique fields as Louise studies linguistics why Ian is a physicist, both are taken to a military base right outside of where one of the Heptapod’s (aliens) vessels have landed.
Philip K. Dick uses the Crime & Punishment motif and plot in order to create suspense and action in his story “The Crystal Crypt.” Within the story, Dick uses the motif Crime & Punishment alongside plot to create suspense. Dick omits the exposition and heads straight to the conflict, creating suspense. For example, right at the beginning of the story, Martians tell a spacecraft carrying humans to "... land at the Control Station on Demios for inspection" (3). This inspection appears clear out of the blue, and the reader has no idea why the Martians stopped the ship.
Ender The Powerful Leader In Ender's Game by Scott Orson Card, Ender Wiggin is strong-minded, which enables him to empathize with others and still be a powerful leader. When people attack him, he makes sure that they never do it again. In the beginning of the book, Stilton was bullying Ender to the point where he has to fight back and severely injure Stilton. Ender cries about how he never wanted to hurt Stilton.
Rachel keomanivong P4 Ender’s Game Theme I believe the main theme of Ender’s game is compassion. Ender is a nine and half year old leader at his battle school, he is known as the most celebrated soldier and became a leader or commander. As Ender progresses in leading his own army or group of soldiers, he is sure to do it in a mannered way and effectively. As of chapter 10 and 11, Ender has found ways to teach his callings how important battles are to him and how they can be effective.
The Ends Justify the Means The viscous bullies who get away with their bullying. The adults who fail to protect. The leaders who tell brutal lies. Ender Wiggin, a third, has to suffer all of these to save the human race from the buggers.
In the book “Ender’s Game,” Ender, the books’ protagonist is the hero of the story. Many of the characters in and out of the book and at times even Ender himself had viewed him as a villain. This is due to the fact that Ender on occassion displayed aggression towards others, though with good intentions.