preview

Literary Techniques In Ender's Game By Orson Scott Card

Decent Essays
Often, authors often use literary techniques to convey a particular effect, which can range from a tone, a message, a sense of danger, a feeling, etc. Portraying these techniques throughout a text allows the reader to develop a deeper understanding of said text. In the book Ender's Game, the author Orson Scott Card, uses foreshadowing, comparison, and inner dialogue to convey a sense of danger that renders the readers feeling. In Ender's Game, author Orson Scott Card uses a foreshadowing technique to convey a sense of danger throughout the novel, which leads the readers to develop a feeling of apprehensiveness while reading. After getting his monitor mysteriously removed, Ender is sent back to class. When the bell rings, Ender is the…show more content…
‘I am just like Peter,’” (Card 8). Ender´s realization “I am just like Peter” creates a sense of danger because Ender had attempted to dissociate himself from his brother in order to not turn into an aggressive person, for all of his life. Ender realizes that once they “Take [his] monitor away, and [He is] just like Peter”(Card 8). The readers are forced to feel the same sense of unknowingness that Ender feels with his newfound recognition. This creates a sense of danger because the reader likely desires to know what will happen now that Ender finally realizes he is just like his brother and is unsure of how to cope with that. Further, Card incorporates sentiments of danger through the inner dialogue that he chooses to employ throughout the novel. By using the technique of inner dialogue, the reader can understand Ender´s thoughts when fighting Stilson. Ender thought to himself, “to keep them from taking him in a pack tomorrow. I have to win this now, and for all time, or I’ll fight it every day and it will get worse and worse” (Card 7). In conversing with himself, the statement, “I have to win this now, and for all time,” demonstrates Enders determination of hurting Stilson to the point to where he will not be able to bully him anymore. Cards statement “I’ll fight it every day and it will get worse and worse” creates a sense of danger because the reader is anticipating what Ender is going to do to
Get Access