In the book Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, the story is told by Andrew Wiggin, more commonly know as Ender, lived a not so easy life as he was a “third” and many of the schoolmates around him would bully him because of this. His older brother Peter despised him, and his older sister Valentine tried her best to protect Ender from all of the hate around him. Ender got recruited into the international fleet at the age of 6 by Colonel Graff, there in Battle School, which was located in space far from earth, Ender exceed expectations within his training. During his time at battle school he quickly worked his way up the ranks. He made several friends while there, but for the most part stuck to himself. One of the most important friends he
One of these themes is isolation. Ender is isolated not only to let him prove that he is as good as the other students, but to show that he is far superior. Isolation is vital to the plot as Ender’s isolation is what drives his brilliance where, no matter what the challenge is, he always finds a way to succeed. Also, without the help of adults, Ender learns to fend for himself once he realizes no one will help him. Another theme in Ender's Game is the relationship between children and adults. Children are often controlled and manipulated by the adults, but can be more pure and intelligent than their mature counterparts. The teachers recognize Ender’s brilliance, and use it to do things that they are not capable of. The concept of mercy also plays a large role in the story. When Ender beats his enemy, he destroys them to stop them from ever attacking him again. These subjects play a huge role in Ender's Game, and without them the plot would be
Ender has a lot to think about towards the end of the book. He had became a captain earlier then a lot of the other captains. Ender was a smart kid and his brother Peter was jealous of him because he got accepted to battle school. Ender also had a sister that was sweet and he loved her. Ender is kinda like both Peter and Valentine they kinda are the same in a way. Ender He killed a lot of people but he isn’t anything like peter. He also have a good heart but he’s also isn’t like valentine. He’s kinda mixed with both of them because he is violent but has a great heart.
Valentine is taken to motivate Ender because Ender does not want to “be used” by the International Fleet no longer (Card 148). Valentine warns Ender that “If [he tries] and lose[s] then it isn’t [his] fault. But if [he does not] try and [the humans] lose, then it’s all [his] fault” (Card 152). Ender discovers here that humanity was relying on him. If he chose not to fight they would have no chance, but if he did try they would be using their best man for the job. Furthermore, Ender no longer would feel guilty about having to fight the buggers “Just because they didn't know they were killing human beings doesn't mean they weren't killing human beings” (Card 170). He looked at the truth in the situation. Though the buggers did not realize what they were doing, they were still committing a horrible act. This was Ender’s final change as a character. He would use his skill for the sake of humanity without feeling bad about
At the beginning, Ender relied heavily on his sister Valentine, but by the end of the novel Ender exhibited independence. One way that he shows independence is when Ender’s toon leader Bonzo Madrid commands him to not participate actively in the game. However, Ender disobeys him, “Ender aimed carefully with a straight arm, as Petra had taught him. Before anyone knew what was happening, he froze three of
Chapter 1: Two voices describe how Ender is going to be the one to save the planet from the Buggers. Ender gets his monitor removed and is still an outcast. When Ender returns to school one of the class bullies, Stilson, starts picking on Ender. Ender starts a fight with Stilson and gets him on the ground and continues beating him.
Valentine is Ender’s older sister and provides Ender with a positive role model at a sibling level. Valentine
The journey that Ender embarks on begins when he is born the third child in a world where under normal circumstances, having a third child was prohibited. However, this was not an ordinary circumstance. He was not outcasted by their family the way other children were when they were a third or even fourth. Ender was different, he was a third that was permitted to be born by the the governing body of most of the world, the I.F. They were looking for a child capable enough to train to become the next commander and wipe out the buggers for good, and they saw promise in Ender’s family. Regardless to the fact that both his older siblings are geniuses they each have their one major flaw. Valentine, Ender’s older sister, is too compassionate to wipe out an entire species. Peter, Ender’s older brother was too quick to anger which made his reckless in attack. The hope was that Ender would be born a happy medium. When Ender proves that he is in fact the one for the job, the I.F. offer him the long
Ender is the most innocent-looking, sweet little boy ever. But he is more correctly a genius, bad to the bone soldier that could ever be chosen for the program. As for Peter, Ender’s brother, he’s a terrifying monster… until he thinks no one’s watching. One night, after tormenting Ender, he thought the little boy was asleep. “I’m sorry,” He said. “I'm sorry, I know how it feels. I'm sorry, I'm your brother. I love you.” You really can’t judge anyone in Ender’s Game by what they do, you need to know more because they always turn around and do something completely out of their character. I also learned that your best friends are the one’s you can count on one hand. Ender trusts so few people, and he’s right to. His sister Valentine, his Launchy friends Alai and Shen, and his Salamander Army friend Petra are Ender’s trustworthy friends. Those are only two of many different lessons one can learn from Ender’s
In the book Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, it starts with ender in school and being made fun of. After he beats up a bully, he goes home to deal with his brother Peter who also bullies him because Ender is a better specimen than Peter was. But what no one expected was that a representative from the military came to invite Ender to Battle School up in space. Ender accepted and went to live up in Battle School for years to come. At first, Ender was hated for being such a talented student at the age of six but was soon respected after he was able to beat all the other armies with just a bunch of little kids. Ender became the best soldier at Battle School and was moved up to Command School where he would learn to command
In chapter 13, Valentine gets to see Ender and she is told to convince him into going back to battle school and continue his education. Ender was having a hard time with fighting in all the battles because he didn't want to end up like Peter. Even when times get rough and he didn't want to go back, he never gave up he fought and he conquered his fears and doubts and went back to battle school. This relates back to the theme because even when he was having a hard time with the battles and fighting, he didn't give up and went back. In Ender's game Alai says, “... The way Mazer talk about it, you were becoming a vegetable,” what he is saying is that Ender has been sleeping for days was super sleep deprived. In the book Ender fought the final battle and won, he had been up for so many days doing other battles than he never got sleep. He never gave, up and stayed up for days to win the battles. This shows up that in the real world that we should never give up and fight for what we want. Ender never backed down, he fought and he won, so maybe if we fight for what we want we can get things in life. Ender in the beginning of the book was the weakest link and he had to grow a lot even though he was super smart. Ender at the end of the book was a skilled fleet commander and he never gave up and brought his people to
The book “Ender's Game By: Orson Scott Card” is about an incoming alien invasion. The main character in this book is Ender, Ender is a genius. He is not just any genius he is a genius that could save planet Earth. Ender spends his childhood year preparing for battle school. Battle school is where you are trained to fight against these aliens. Not everyone makes it to battle school but Ender shows “Graff”, Ender's commander that he is fully capable with a very fast and smart mind. Before Ender makes it to battle school he finds himself being bullied in many ways for his brilliant ways. Multiple boys pick on Ender on a daily basis so one day Ender decides to fight back and ends up injuring one of the boys very badly. Ender is then told to get
The main character in this book, Ender Wiggins, has a difficult life since the age of only six years old. He is the third child to Mrs. and Mr. Wiggins. This is unheard of because in this world they only allow a maximum of two children per household. Because the International Fleet allowed his parents to give birth to Ender, he is seen as property of them. They are in charge of deciding how he will live his life. At the age of six, Ender has been chosen by the authority that he will soon become the warrior that will command the revolution between the humans and the buggers. While becoming the savior of the world he also is becoming into an involuntary murder, and After every evil event that he does he becomes more and more heartbroken with
Enders Game is a military science fiction novel. Set in Earths future, this book is based on life on Earth and space after two warlike conflicts with an insectoid alien species, the “buggers” and Earth. While the people of Earth are preparing for a third invasion, children everywhere are raised and trained from a very young age to “fight”. The government prepares these selected children with increasingly difficult “games” including some resembling a battle in a space-like environment with zero gravity. In these “games” is when Ender’s genius in battle is revealed to the government. Ender Wiggin, the main character is the third child in his family. In his family a cruel brother four years older,