In the novel Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, what would be the first event that Ender faces as a challenge?
An argument could be made that Ender’s release from the monitoring device (pp. 1-5) is his first challenge, or that his being bullied by Peter (ch. 2) was his earliest challenge in his young life, or that his being born a “third” was his challenge from birth, but in terms of plot (rather than exposition), Peter’s confrontation with Stilson (pp. 4-8) is his first challenging confrontation, and is emblematic of the “game” that Ender will play throughout his training—thinking past the immediate dilemma to a more permanent solution (including the final resolution with the Buggers). That Ender displayed a violence beyond the necessary was a false indication of his personality but a clue to his intelligence—as he explains, he wanted to make sure the other gang members would steer clear of him: “To keep them from taking him in a pack tomorrow” (p. 7).