Orson Scott Card Essays

  • Analysis Of Ender's Game By Orson Scott Card

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    Children often bring contentment into the lives of families. The birth of a child to families is as special as a blossoming bud of a Marigold. However, in Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game, it is illegal for parents to have more than two children. Ender Wiggin’s birth as a third child is a negative fact to himself and others, especially to his parents, siblings and classmates. Ender’s birth as a third child is considered a negative fact to both of his parents who belonged to religious families.

  • Isolation And Loneliness In Ender's Game By Orson Scott Card

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    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. In

  • Core Competency In Ender's Game By Orson Scott Card

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    The novel Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card reveals many business ideas and themes that were discussed during my business class. Ender uses the themes of core competency, know your customer, and mission through specific example in the novel. In every example Ender could have better reached his goal goal by either avoiding risk, or taking advantage of opportunities. In chapter 7 “Salamander” on page 84 in the book starting with “even as Ender learned how much he did not know” is an example of core

  • Ender Widgeon Character Analysis

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    In Ender’s Game, a science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card, about a boy who is born to save the Earth, (Andrew) Ender Widgeon is born as a “Third” in the future where only two children are allowed per family. His siblings are Valentine and Peter. Ender’s Game, provides a unique, interesting view on post-invaded Earth. Logic is vital, in social survival. In every situation its not how large the problem is, its the technique you use to solve it. Compassion is the key to understanding other peoples

  • Ender's Game Movie Vs Book Essay

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    Ender’s Game: book to movie Imagine having to kill millions of helpless creatures only because you think they pose a threat. That is how the protagonist, named Ender Wiggin feels, in the book Ender 's Game, written by Orson Scott Card. He is offered the chance to go to battle school to train to fight a species of aliens, which they know very little about, called buggers. After Battle school he graduates to Command school and trains as a commander. He defeats the bugger population immediately

  • Julius Caesar Loyalty Quotes

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    their master’s despite the consequences. In Gym Candy by Carl Deuker, characters ignore Mick’s actions and remain loyal to him. In Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank, characters show loyalty as they care for their friends and the dead. In Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, characters loyally arrive at the side of and protect Ender. Characters exemplify brotherhood when they are loyal in their interactions with the community and each other. Compelled to assist Cassius in any way possible, Titinius loyally puts

  • True Leadership In Ender's Game

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    body size in order to make the other kids feel small and powerless, but his method doesn’t exactly work out. The science fiction novel, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card is about effective and ineffective leadership and reveals that a person can’t be placed in a position of leadership, true leadership must be earned over time. According to Card, being a leader does not involve bullying for power.

  • Fear In Susan Glaspell's A Jury Of Her Peers

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    The short story A Jury of Her Peers, written by Susan Glaspell, clearly demonstrates fear and its control within characters throughout the story. The main character, Minnie Foster, a lovely young woman who sang in the choir and known as a very open person. However, once she got married, she became much quieter. The two other women in the story, one of whom know Minnie, uncover some evidence that would incriminate Minnie for the murder of her husband. The women find out that Minnie’s husband treats

  • Essay On Coulrophobia

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    Coulrophobia Perhaps you are born uncomfortable by clowns which is something kind of impossible, or maybe a friend or a family member expressed fright when encountering a clown entertainer at a child’s birthday party, or even seeing someone crying in front of a smiling clown trying to give a flower chapped balloon meaning n harm to that person. As ridiculous as the situation may sound, the fearful emotions are all too real. This is coulrophobia. Well to me I have experienced an awful event with clowns

  • Alfred Hitchcock Rear Window Analysis

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    Cinema’s director Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most important and influential filmmakers of all the times. Using revolutionary techniques and controversial topics, Therefore, Hitchcock captivated the public as no other director of his time. One of the techniques that he made famous, his use of the hearing as a voyeur of the action on the screen. Hitchcock used this technique to dim the line between the innocent and the guilty. As well as to the public in the position where they were personally

  • Film Analysis Of The Great Dictator, By Charlie Chaplin

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    The Great Dictator is a 1940 political satire film written, produced, and staring world renowned actor and comedian, Charlie Chaplin. This was Chaplin’s first true sound film and wound up being his most commercially successful film. The film was nominated for several awards, including five Academy Awards. The setting is based in fictional country Tomania, based on Nazi Germany. The film was produced in the United States prior to World War II, at a time when the U.S. was still at peace with Nazi Germany

  • Essay On Cinderella Man

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    The movie Cinderella Man was incredibly accurate of what it was like to live in the great depression, in its portrayal of the characters, setting, and events of the movie. Like in the movie, Jim J. Braddock was a boxer that lived during the great depression. He had many adversities that he had to face, and they are generally what fueled him to continue fighting. Movies usually tend to over exaggerate struggles, but Cinderella Man shows the raw reaction and reality during that time. The details

  • Female Sexuality In Othello

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    Shakespeare's Othello is set during the Renaissance period and therefore the roles of the women in Othello are supposedly bounded by the period when women are considered to be of low intellect. In Othello, most male characters assume that women are inherently promiscuous, which explains why all three women characters in the play are accused of sexual infidelity. Yet Shakespeare develops the women to speak the most sense throughout the play and able to trust other characters in the play. To the men

  • The Tragic Hero In Antigoles Antigone, By Sophocles

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    Have you ever read or watched a play that left your heart in pieces? Then, you have definitely come across what is called a tragedy. A tragedy is a form of drama in which the ending is a deep, serious, and sad one that leaves the audience in sorrow; this devastating ending is caused by the hero’s downfall, which is due to their “tragic flaw.” Every tragedy has a fallen hero known as “the tragic hero.” In the drama, “Antigone,” by Sophocles, there are two main tragic heroes, Antigone and Creon. Antigone

  • Glory Movie Analysis

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    Glory: Directed by Edward Zwick, Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, 1989. 122 Minutes Reviewed by Mike Edward Zwick’s Glory is a movie in which the balance between entertainment and history was perfectly managed. He uses the letters sent by contemporary Col. Robert G. Shaw to his wealthy family back in Massachusetts as the historical foundation of the movie while imagining conversations between characters. Through Col. Shaw’s eye, we are able to uncover the birth, the development, and the end

  • Citizen Kane: The Most Controversial Film

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    possessions are completely unique to the Kane, although Orson Welles and his crew’s masterly use of the so many of them in single movie has built the “Citizen Kane” and weight on almost the whole things that came later than. (bj_kuehl,

  • Sylvester Stallone Argumentative Essay

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    “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step (Lao Tzu).” Starting off may take time, but for this legendary Film Actor, Screenwriter, Director, Producer it took an amazing person to make history. In fact, his cinematic legendary movie “Rocky,” Imbd.com stated that the movie has scored “…ten Academy Award nominations, winning the Best Picture Award of 1976 and triggering one of the most financially successful movie franchises in history!” Sylvester Stallone is continuing to amaze his fans

  • Maurice Jarre: Film Music Composer Of The 20th Century

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    Maurice Jarre, one of the most prolific film music composers in the 20th century, can very much be the guy who the past generation can trace every single tune they find themselves humming unintentionally, to quote The New York Times: "[He was] among the most sought-after composers in the movie industry." One doesn 't get that much attention unless they wholeheartedly deserve it, at least back then. Despite Jarre mainly composing for concert works, he 's mostly known for his film scores. He had one

  • Moby Dick-Rehearsed: A Parody

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    Orson Welles is held in the minds of many as a notable film director and actor, but his work in other modes of storytelling is often overlooked. I intend in this paper to analyze one of those overlooked works, the play he authored and produced in London Moby Dick—Rehearsed, adapted from the novel. It is my intention to demonstrate that this work subscribes to what we may call Welles’s philosophy of storytelling in order to encompass his film, theatre, and radio works—he frames the story of the novel

  • Cinematic Techniques In Citizen Kane

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    As the movie poster from Citizen Kane says, "Everybody 's talking about it, It 's terrific!" Though, what exactly is it that makes Citizen Kane the best movie of all time? Many, such as the New York Times on its debut in 1941, have acknowledged that "Citizen Kane was "one of the great (if not the greatest) motion pictures of all time" (qtd. in Brown). The movie is even in many top movie lists in rather high-ranking positions. The story is about a reporter trying to figure out just what the word "rosebud"