After Ender’s important battle, they tell him that all of it was real and that he had actually defeated the buggers. Ender thinks to himself, “Real. Not a game. Ender’s mind was too tired to cope with it all. They weren’t just points of light in the air, they were real ships that he had fought with and real ships he had destroyed. And a real world that he had blasted into oblivion. He walked through the crowd, dodging their congratulations, ignoring their hands, their words, their rejoicing” (Card 297). When Ender realizes that they have been lying to him and using him as a weapon, he becomes angry. Ender yells at Graff and Mazer, “‘ I didn’t want to kill them all. I didn’t want to kill anybody! I’m not a killer! You didn’t want me, you bastards, you wanted Peter, but you made me do it, you tricked me into it!’” (Card 297). If Ender would have known that he would have killed people and creatures, he would not have gone to battle school in the first place. Death is very hard on Ender and he does not know how he can live with such a burden. Ender’s change in character is due to him being a victim of
The novel Ender’s Game is written by Orson Schott Card. It is about a young boy who is sent to battle school. He meets friends and makes adversaries. In battle school, out in space, Ender, the young boy is a genius and is taught many tactics to destroy their prime enemy the buggers. He excels in school and battles his way into command school before the required age. There he is told he is battling buggers in simulations or is he? Throughout the novel, Ender is manipulated, bullied, and isolated, which creates many themes and messages. In this novel Ender’s Game the main theme is life is a game. Three characters that best prove this are Ender, Peter, and Bonzo.
2 major and reoccurring themes throughout Ender’s Game is manipulation and deception. Much of this novel is about how adults manipulate Ender into fulfilling their needs. They trick him, lie to him, and tell him just enough so that he can defeat the buggers. Ender pretty much sums this up when he says, “I've spent my life as someone's pawn" (Pg. 97). On one hand, it seems wrong to lie to and cheat a kid. On the other hand, the adults manipulate him to ensure the survival of the human race. Besides the manipulative relationship between the adults and Ender, there are a number of other relationships full of manipulation: Peter manipulates Valentine, Peter and Valentine manipulate the world, and
In Ender's Game it is never entirely clear who is a friend and who is an enemy. Graff, Anderson, and Rackham, who are undoubtedly Ender's friends, appear to him as enemies and are forced to do so. Peter attempts to befriend Valentine merely to get what he wants, but she never forgets that he is not a real friend.
Ender’s game by Orson Scott Card is a science fiction novel that takes place in the future and involves a kid named Ender, the protagonist of the story. He is sent to battle school to defeat the buggers (the enemies) with many other kids who are put through lots of challenges. The government has picked Ender who is 6 years old and is a third child, his older siblings were not selected by the government because his sister, Valentine, is too kind and compassionate while his older brother,Peter, is ruthless and hot-tempered. Ender is both a monster and a hero because he’s half Peter and half Valentine.
In the beginning of Ender’s game, we are introduced to Ender Wiggin. Ender Wiggin was a shy kid who was unaware of all of the possibilities he had. He starts to become a stronger more mature boy and soon enough realizes all the power he posses. He has an older brother named Peter, and an older sister named Valentine. He at first is this little, weak kid, and in five years goes from that to a mature leader of an army. We see him progress to the top of what he becomes, but it does not happen easily. He has to make many hard decisions that could go any which way.
Ender did not have a good childhood. At the age of six he was changed from a little boy into a soldier in a six year old’s body. He was worked to the breaking point and even had a mental breakdown. Ender was take by th I.F. so that he could be trained to save the world, but he didn’t know that this involved, blocking all forms of contact with his family and being pushed to be perfect at everything until he had a mental break down. Somehow he managed to win the war, but as a result he became a young man with no friends and no life. Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card, demonstrates the effects of taking away children's rights by working them too hard, forcing them to solve every problem themselves, and are forced into armed combat against each other.
Ender Wiggin was a timid boy who wanted to have his brother and parents to love him. Prior to joining the Battle School, Ender did not have the belligerence that he would soon possess. He did not want to be like Peter, so
Sopheya Tarbell Nov. 9, 2017 Per. 4 Ender's Game Ender and Peter, although they are brothers, are they the same? Does Ender thinks he’s like him? Since before and after Ender left for battle school, we got to see what Ender and his siblings were like.
I completely agree with everything you said. Ender never wanted to be anything like Peter. As a child, he was constantly bullied and he tormented by Peter. Your quote is interesting to me because it sums up what Ender was created for. Even though he is ruthless as Peter, he is also empathetic as sister, Valentine. One way he shows how ruthless he can be is when he beats up Stilson so badly and he continues to beat him even when he was on the ground and could not defend himself. When it was time to kill the buggers, he did not want to because he had grown attach to them and he does not want to hurt anyone. After the buggers were killed and everyone were celebrating, he was the only one not celebrating. He was both sad and angry because he
Furthermore, Ender is sequestered from his launch group on the fly to Battle School by Colonel Graff setting him up as a higher-ranked and more intelligent individual than the others; accordingly, Ender is debarred from his peers. Graff calling everyone except Ender imprudent and inadequate causes a great disturbance in the recruit members. Some tempered children, like Bernard, gang up against him and torment Ender physically. As a result, everyone starts hating
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
Ender is the third child in the future Earth where most people think that two kids are enough. In this future, having three kids is a little embarrassing and expensive. But the government thought Ender’s brother(Peter) and sister(Valentine) were so intelligent and smart that they gave his parents permission to have another kid. Which is all well and good, but it doesn’t stop the other kids in school from calling Ender a “Third” and picking on him. Ender starts out with a problem right from the very beginning. He is always picked on, and he is forced into brutally beating the leader of a gang of bullies in order to protect himself(and to get his message across).He is picked/bullied on throughout the whole book, especially at battle school. Also,
Ender’s Game is consistently listed as one the masterpieces of the science fiction genre. Since the novel’s publication in 1986, Ender’s Game has captured the attention and adoration of readers throughout the world. A sci-fi drama that came out in the final, heated years of the Cold War, Ender’s Game is an allegorical tale for that very time period. After the Second World War two incredibly powerful nations emerged and became locked in a battle over which belief system (capitalism or communism) was best. The United States (USA) and the Soviet Union (USSR) tried to show their superiority over the other in a myriad of ways, the most notable being the space race. The space race made the world shift their focus from being earth bound to thinking much more about the stars in the heavens above. The space race inspired many authors which lead to an explosion of new works in the science fiction genre, eventually leading to Ender’s Game’s publication. Card uses the main character Ender to represent the United States, the dynamics between adults and children to represent the relationship between the United States government and its citizens, the alien species called Buggers to represent the Soviet Union, and the final battle in the novel to represent the downfall of the Soviet Union. Ender’s Game allegorizes Cold War politics and how Orson Scott Card viewed the Cold War would come to an end in a fantastical, entertaining tale.
This novel is about a brilliant military strategist, Ender Wiggin, whose story takes place in the future where there is a constant threat of an invasion from aliens who have been given the slanderous nickname, Bugger. Ender’s childhood is not an easy one considering he gets teased at school for being a “third” only to come home to an abusive brother who is always harassing Ender and his sister Valentine and he has the weight of the world on his shoulders because they believe that he is the last hope for mankind to fight off the Buggers. After many years of monitoring Ender the International Fleet decides they want to recruit Ender into Battle