Ender's Game Questions and Answers

Ender's Game

There are a lot of internal and external conflicts present throughout this book. I'll try to list as many as I can. Ender's conflict with Bonzo. This one ends with physical violence and Bonzo's...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2017, 1:34 pm (UTC)

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This quote comes when Ender is speaking to Valentine, his sister, about his experiences in Battle School. Ender has come to undersand himself better, and knows that he is capable of extraordinary...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2012, 7:40 pm (UTC)

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Peter plans to have Valentine ask their father to get him citizen's access to the nets, instead of student access. By spreading his ideas on the nets, Peter wants to establish a kind of Pax...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2017, 12:53 pm (UTC)

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There is no doubt that Ender is an extremely intelligent character. His intelligence and emotional stability is what got him to Battle School in the first place. What is great about Ender is that...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2019, 2:32 pm (UTC)

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In Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card certainly used very direct, literal language to express the story and its themes. However, we can find a few literary devices, including a couple of metaphors.One...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2015, 6:35 am (UTC)

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By beating the giant, Ender has gained access into fairyland, which he begins to explore in Chapter Seven of this great novel. He goes around the back fo the giant's corpse and follows the brook...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2011, 7:37 pm (UTC)

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As the end of Chapter Nine explores, the scene where Ender kills the snake and then sees Peter's bloody reflection in the mirror that he gazes into suggests strongly that Ender has the potential to...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2013, 8:36 pm (UTC)

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Ender is an outlier of his surroundings throughout the novel. When readers are introduced to him, we are quickly told that he is the third child in the family. That's not normal. He remains an...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2018, 3:05 pm (UTC)

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From watching Bonzo Madrid, Ender learns both from what Bonzo lacks and what he does well. Bonzo's skill is in organization and discipline. When he becomes a commander, Ender incorporates an...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2018, 10:00 pm (UTC)

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I believe that this question is asking about events that occur near the story's conclusion. Ender has defeated the Buggers, and he is hailed a hero and savior of the human species. Ender believes...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2018, 9:25 pm (UTC)

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This quote comes from Chapter 13, and refers directly to Valentine. At this point in the story, she and Peter have gained such a large following on the "nets" as Locke and Demosthenes, that even...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2013, 2:37 pm (UTC)

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Ender's Game is full of interesting quotes that speak to the themes of the entire work, and indeed the entire series as a whole. One of the best comes early in the book, when Ender is asked why he...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2012, 5:37 pm (UTC)

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In the futuristic society that Ender lives in, couples are only really allowed to have two children, and to have a third is against the rules. If you are a "third" child, then you are looked down...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2009, 1:54 pm (UTC)

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Ender changes constantly throughout the book. His changing isn't a nice, smooth, continual path of positive change either. He sometimes reverts back to how he was before, or changes to be like the...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2016, 11:58 am (UTC)

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At Battle School, Ender plays an open-ended adventure game that seems to have no clear point/ultimate goal. Ender is often frustrated by the game, and finds himself stuck at a particular point. He...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2010, 6:18 am (UTC)

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The family moves to North Carolina for the good of Valentine and Ender's brother Peter. This is stated plainly in Chapter 9: Valentine knew why they had moved here. It was for Peter, so that...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018, 3:25 am (UTC)

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When Ender first sees the the brilliant, undersized youngster Bean included in his army, he treats him very much like Graff treats Ender. He tells the other soldiers that Bean is the only...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2018, 12:41 am (UTC)

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Chapters 6–12 in Ender’s Game follow Ender’s time being transferred between armies and being unwanted by those around him. Initially placed in Bonzo Madrid’s army, he is relegated to the back of...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2019, 11:25 am (UTC)

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One way to look at Ender's relationships in the book is from the perspective of need. Does Ender need this character, or does this character need Ender? Do they need each other? Ender and Peter are...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2013, 3:11 pm (UTC)

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Ender is not like Valentine and he is not like Peter. Ender, or Andrew, is a combination of both. Valentine is a compassionate person. She will defend her little brother if necessary, but she...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2009, 8:07 am (UTC)

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When Ender first arrives at Battle School, he is one of the launchies, the younger boys who are not yet assigned to armies. Most Battle School boys remain launchies for two years, but Ender is...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2010, 10:12 am (UTC)

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There are a lot of lies in the book Ender's Game. Many characters lie to Ender for a variety of reasons, but the character that probably lies the most is Colonel Graff. Colonel Graff does...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2015, 2:16 pm (UTC)

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In the beginning of the novel, Ender is just a “third”—the socially undesirable third child in the extreme intelligent Wiggins family. He is the victim of his older brother’s violence, and has...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2012, 7:09 pm (UTC)

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The answer to this question can be found in Chapter 11, which records the battle that Dragon Army fought against Rabbit Army and the defeat that Rabbit Army suffered. When Ender and his troops go...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2013, 9:07 pm (UTC)

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It is an interesting question to ask whether or not Ender is a hero or not. I mean he did annihilate an entire intelligent species from the universe (except one). Additionally, Ender discovers that...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2017, 2:32 pm (UTC)

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Ender finds this door as he plays his private game in Chapter 7. As he enters, he finds himself in a tower that has no visible means of escape. Interestingly, at this point the game is finished as...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2012, 3:00 pm (UTC)

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The answer to this question is exactly as straightforward as it is for some other stories. In general, the narration stays firmly in the third person. I'd like to say that the narration is 100%...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2018, 2:18 pm (UTC)

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Early in the book, when Ender is loading into the launch with the other boys, he realizes that a lot of the surfaces around him are covered in carpet. This causes Ender to start thinking of the...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2018, 12:53 pm (UTC)

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The thing the kids at Battle School have largely forgotten is that they are in training for a real war. So many of them are so wrapped up in the "games" and battles against other armies, that they...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2010, 4:18 am (UTC)

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The training school is just the mise-en-scene for the gradual maturing of Ender. The theme of the book has more to do with looking with fresh eyes at our opponents--the reason for his success in...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2012, 3:25 pm (UTC)

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The adults could be viewed as the enemy in this book for a few reasons, but I think the adults should be viewed as the enemy for one main reason above all other reasons. The adults are the enemy...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2020, 3:37 pm (UTC)

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Graff is undoubtedly manipulative. He intentionally drives the other kids away from Ender to isolate him, he convinces Ender that his fight against the Buggers is a simulation, and he frequently...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2016, 7:32 pm (UTC)

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A lot of futuristic technology shows up in Ender's Game. Four specific examples are seen in the laptop-like computers the students use, the "Giant" mind game, the fight simulators, and...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2012, 2:01 pm (UTC)

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There are many aspects to the larger society found in Ender’s Game that strike us as unpleasant, bizarre, or even horrifying. However, not all of these can be considered “dystopian,” that is,...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2018, 7:41 pm (UTC)

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In this chapter, Ender and his crew are given a series of very difficult, complicated, unfair battles to fight. There is little respite; it is battle after battle after battle. Ender and his team...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2009, 5:47 am (UTC)

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The battle room is a zero-gravity space where the boys of the Battle School can safely conduct their mock combat. To fight, the boys wear suits similar to space suits and carry "guns" that are...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2018, 9:41 pm (UTC)

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I believe she is referring to Graff as the king who forgets the dream. Graff took Ender from his family to make him into a heroic commander that would save mankind by shaping the good Ender into an...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2010, 7:52 am (UTC)

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As previous posters have stated, "Salaam" basically means peace be with you in Arabic. It is most often spoken by Muslim cultures. Certainly the significance of this scene is the seal of a...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2010, 9:51 am (UTC)

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The enemy's gate is "down." This of course refers to the Battle Room at Battle School and a tactical approach to re-orienting all soldiers so they have a common goal and a common sense of...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2011, 12:10 am (UTC)

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I'll try to be as convincing as possible without much exact textual back up. I do not have the book in front of me, but I think I can give you enough to help you understand. The answer starts...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2010, 9:48 am (UTC)

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Up until this point in the story, in Battle School, Ender has been the primary target of bullies, just like he was at home. Bernard is the ringleader of the bullies in Ender's launch group, and...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2013, 2:40 pm (UTC)

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The sequence that the question is asking about appears at the end of chapter 6. Ender is playing the game, and he is genuinely sick of the game. He fully believes that the game is rigged to make...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2019, 12:49 am (UTC)

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It is important to keep in mind that an allusionis a reference in literature to something that is well known from other literature, science, history, or pop culture. In chapter 9 of Ender's Game,...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2013, 10:49 pm (UTC)

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"I am not a happy man, Ender. Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf. Survival first, then happiness as we can manage it. So, Ender, I hope you do...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2018, 1:10 pm (UTC)

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Ender remains hopeful during his time in Salamander Army because he makes friends with Petra. She teaches him how to become a better marksman. He also keeps his hopes up by practicing during his...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2009, 1:39 am (UTC)

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Orson Scott Card is not averse to dropping symbolism in his books. Ender's Game is loaded with symbolism, and the part that this question asks about is no exception. Ender is playing the game with...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2018, 3:43 am (UTC)

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This question refers to Graff's conversation with Valentine in Chapter 9. Valentine does not really give a direct answer to Graff's question of why Ender keeps seeing Peter's face in the mirror....

Latest answer posted July 11, 2010, 5:49 am (UTC)

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At first, the Giant's game is an unwinnable game designed to teach the recruits how to think through different scenarios, even if the endgame is always failure. However, as Ender's Game goes on, it...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2012, 10:36 pm (UTC)

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Valentine is upset when her father starts reading and agreeing with Demosthenes because Valentine "didn't like some of the positions Peter made Demosthenes take" (136). Demosthenes is described as...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2012, 2:39 pm (UTC)

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Peter learns the value of language from Hitler. In Chapter 9, Peter is trying to explain why he has to make changes at the age of 12 instead of waiting until he's older. He explains that he can't...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2019, 4:52 am (UTC)

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