The Role Of Intelligence In Ender's Game

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In Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s game, Valentine says that, “the curse of Wiggin children is intelligence” (238). What she meant by this quote was that Ender intelligence is a curse for him. Ender has been selected in the first place itself because he is smart, intelligence and like Graff said, “that he is genius among geniuses” (34). Intellectual capabilities are by far the greatest of gifts that man possesses. People who are intelligent, who are “deep thinkers” like Ender usually find themselves outside of the “social norm.” While they are creative and think outside the box, many have trouble making friends. This same thing is happening with Ender. When he first joined the Battle school he was treated differently just because he outsmarts everyone

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