Argumentative Essay On Ender's Game

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“It’s not intentions that matter, it’s actions. We re what we do and say, not what we intend to do.” (Unknown)
In some cases though, that’s not always true. Ender’s Game, a science-fiction book by Orson Scott Card, extremely contradicts it. The main character, Ender is manipulated into many terrible actions, while he has good morales and never intended to do these terrible things. He is portrayed as a good kids and one of the underlying themes convey that intentions mean everything, not the action. This has caused many controversial debates with many different views. For example, John Kessel has written a critical essay, Creating the Innocent Killer, about Ender’s game. Kessel’s essay works on all angles of Ender’s morality. The good
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The Victim Hero, the Innocent Killer, the Guiltless Genocide, the Lonely Savior, and Why is Ender’s Game so Popular? In the Victim Hero, Kessel explains the abuse and bullying in Ender’s life. Next in the Innocent Killer, Kessel talks about how even though he kills, the author persuades us into thinking the Ender is morally good. In the Guiltless Genocide, it is shown that Ender clearly committed genocide but was found guilty for it. Also, in the Lonely Savior, Kessel describes the effect of the genocide on Ender when he consequently isolated himself with his self-inflicted guilt. Lastly, in Why is Ender’s Game so Popular? Kessel just talks about abuse in people’s daily…show more content…
Kessel uses statistics about just how popular Ender’s Game is. Kessel makes that points even 17 years after it was first released, Ender’s Game still sells between 100,000 and 200,000 copies per year. Kessel explains that it is possible with abused kids that justify and deny their abuse. He then explains that abusers abuse to justify their past abuse or even they still feel abused while they abuse others. Ender’s Game offers these abuse victims revenge without guilt, telling them nothing bad will happen if they get revenge.
In his essay, Kessel has both strengths and weaknesses in his writing. Some strengths are that Kessel uses lots of evidence and with insightful details. Some weaknesses though are his faulty logic and exaggeration. Overall, in Kessel’s essay, the strengths won over the weaknesses creating an effective persuasive essay.
John Kessel’s critical essay had faulty logic that weakened his strong evidence and reasoning. But, everyone has different opinions. Maybe others liked his faulty logic. Or maybe they just agree with his opinion. Everyone may have their opinions, and that’s okay. Ender’s game was meant to show an opinion, Orson Scott Card’s opinion. And Kessel’s essays was to show his, as this one was to show mine. Everyone has different opinions and view, and that’s

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