Sometimes people experience different feelings or different emotions throughout their lifetime. But there is one emotion of them all that people want to avoid which is called fear. Fear can cause people to act dangerously and differently, in which Orson Scott Card clearly expresses this in his science fiction novel Ender’s Game. The novel reveals how fear can influence a society by forcing people to give up their basic rights and exploit others. The adults in the novel abuse their power and take advantage of children at the battle school. When Colonel Graff is privately meeting with Major Anderson, he tells him, …show more content…
In another scene when Ender is sent to join the Salamander Army right before “things were finally coming together” at Battle School for him and that “his life was finally getting livable” (102). Ender is starting to make friends and build up his life at battle school but then he gets disengaged from this by the adults. The adults isolate Ender to demoralize him in such a way that Ender to make him feel like no one will be at his side or will ever come to his aid. Furthermore, people of society on Earth are willing to give up their freedom and privacy in order to feel safe from the dangers of the unknown. After Ender has his monitor pulled out of him, the doctor tells the nurse, “They leave these things in the kid for three years” (33). The government puts these so called ‘monitors’ inside children to study their behavior and surroundings after Earth was attacked by ‘the buggers’. Families give up their personal lives at home so that they can feel protected from the peril in the outside world. When Graff is explaining Ender the laws, he tells Ender, “You know the sanctions, Ender… Only the first two children had a free education. Taxes steadily rose with each new child” (52).
Peter, having been decidedly too violent and Valentine being too loving and caring, even though they are geniuses, are not suited for Battle school, and thus not selected to continue their schooling at battle school. Colonel Graff, having watched Ender and his reaction to stilson and Enders fight in school after Enders monitor is removed. Ender fights, and wins by a landslide. Ender puts Stilson in the hospital, and ends up injuring the boy so
Ender’s Game v.s Ender’s Game movie After I read Ender’s Game I watched the movie and I can’t say the movie was bad, but many things in the movie were not relevant at all to the book. The movie was way too short and they fast forwarded too many things. They also dumbed down the twists like when Ender destroys the Buggers when he thought it was a simulation game. It even ditched all the somewhat important things. They must have cut out over 2 hours of plot between every new scene.
Ender is surprised by the offer considering the fact that they have already removed his monitor, which is soon revealed by Colonel Graff as a final test and thus he passed. Ender passes because Graff is satisfied not with hurting Stilson but for his motivation which was a sign that Ender was unlike his brother. While Graff was speaking it became much clearer that Ender as a third was only born due to I.F consent making him I.F property. Though he was practically I.F property Graff did not force him to go to battle school, but Graff asked the parents to leave the room so he could begin to persuade him in attending. Graff begins to persuade Ender saying things such as his parents may love him, but they will not miss him because of how difficult he is, then he begins to tell Ender about how his father was one of nine kids and the persecution he underwent.
Ender’s experience going to battle school transforms his personality because he becomes mature at a very young age and becomes aggressive. Ender’s personality has changed; he becomes mature for his age. Ender understands that the reason he goes to battle school is to defeat the Buggers. “Because they need somebody to beat the Buggers. That’s the only thing they care about” (196).
Ender’s Game Picture a time, where a kid had the intelligence and will to lead an army in an intergalactic mission to save humanity. That’s what happens in Ender’s Game. The story goes as a boy named Ender Wiggin born in 2189 as a third child in his family. When he was six, Ender then gets taken by the international fleet to battle school where he is trained to face an army of humanoid insects called “buggers.” His achievements in his battles at this school helped him get transferred to command school where he practiced as a commander until their invasion of the bugger world where they won the war.
This automatically causes complications because he was a third child. In this time it was rare to have three kids, so it was likely that Ender would get picked on after the monitor was taken away. The monitor kept anybody from messing with because it helped the government watch him. After Ender get’s the monitor taken off Stilson, a bully in school, starts causing trouble. “Hey Third.’
Imagine yourself being the third child in a world that doesn’t allow no more than two children per family and that every time you finally feel comfortable and satisfied with where you are and who you are with, somebody finds some way to isolate you from that. In this book, Ender’s Game, Ender Wiggin is expected to save the world from the buggers. To do this he has to go through rigorous training from Battle School to Command School. While he is at Command School he is told that he’ll be going through “simulations” in which their will be battles with the buggers. But on his graduation day, it is supposed to be his “final exam” of the “simulation” battle against the buggers.
The students at the battle school, especially Ender, are perceived as “tools, that the others use to help us all survive” (Card 35). The students symbolize essential weapons to the war, without them, it cannot be won. However, they are being manipulated into fighting wars against the buggers. The teachers openly admit that “I can make you guys believe anything. I can make you dance around like puppets” (Card 26).
Ender’s Game is a unique book it gripped on the details of what it takes to become a powerful leader. I picked this book for my report because i was told it would reflect on some of the decisions I make in my life, such as staying motivated to stride for success. After i read this book, I agree with what i was told, the way Ender progressed in this book by learning leadership traits and putting outstanding dedication in what he was doing motivated me to stride to become the best. Ender Wiggin grew up in a normal family with child geniuses, two sibling and himself.
Orson Scott Card’s use of symbolism in Ender’s Game demonstrates the central concept of games vs. reality. Ender is the only student to be introduced to an uncharted area of the Fantasy Game; designed to reflect an individual's life and mind. The future of Earth and humankind appears to lie on Ender as he faces the “End of the World”. Unceasingly, Ender proves he is willing to fall into the abyss, but without the hope of surviving. In many of his battles and in the bugger war, Ender disregarded the rules and does his best to go “down”, saving the world and bringing his comrades up from devastation.
Ender ends up commanding real people who he ended up sacrificing in order to defeat the alien invaders. This has given me a newfound appreciation for a book that I originally believed to be written for younger children. I now see the game room no longer as a game but as a test and manipulative tool for the adults to get the children to focus on becoming the best soldiers they could possibly
In the novel Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card, he explores a world in which lies and manipulation are a positive idea. The main character, Ender Wiggin, is a six-year-old boy who is recruited into a battle school known as the International Fleet. This battle school was presented to the children as a place where they can train to protect Earth from an alien life form known as buggers. The students soon learn the real reason they are there. Ender in particular begins to figure out that the adults are the enemies as they have continued to lie in order to achieve cooperation.
The theme of Ender 's Game is about a society that is falling apart and no one can do much about it. The only people that realize that society is collapsing are the Russians, Peter, and Valentine. Everyone else is concerned about an invasion, that may or may not even happen. Since everyone is focused on the attack on the home world, only the Russians know what society will be like in the next 10 years.
Fear is a psychological and physiological response to distressing or dangerous circumstances. Fears are often rational – the fear of death, for example, or of harm to oneself of those one cares about. Some fears are more irrational, such as phobias of certain animals or things not causing immediate danger. In any case, fear is a powerful response and causes someone to be weaker and more submissive. 1984 by George Orwell illustrates how fear, a natural human experience, can be used as a means for a person’s submission to authority, In the novel, Winston Smith, the protagonist, is a working-class citizen in a futuristic, dystopian London.