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Ender's Game

In this chapter, Card tries to set up some Jungian symbols to imitate the dramatic psychological relationships among the siblings in the Wiggin family. In this dream sequence, Ender is sorting out...

Latest answer posted August 1, 2012 3:22 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

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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Ender's Game

The question asks, How do Peter and Ender relate to good and evil? It's a simple question, seemingly, with a more complicated answer.We could construct a Venn diagram to explore ways in which...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2018 3:57 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

Keep in mind that foreshadowing means the warning or indication of a future event in the story. This quote in context is from chapter 14, and speaks of Ender's increasing difficulty in "training"...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2013 6:08 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

"Personalities" implies social responses and one's view of one's own worth. Ender has grown up knowing that his birth order puts him in a socially distasteful and precarious position and as a young...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2015 7:37 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

This quote comes near the climax of the book, as Mazer Rackham is putting Ender through brutal simulations to test his resolve and his ability to function under pressure. Ender doesn't know that...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2012 7:19 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

Orson Scott Card has created for his novel, Ender’s Game a complicated and intriguing plot with multiple stories within a story. One of these stories involves the computer game. To understand why...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2009 9:49 am UTC

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Ender's Game

Chapter One reveals several important details about Ender's siblings. First, the reader learns that Ender is a 'third,' meaning that he has two older siblings; families are only supposed to have...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2013 1:09 am UTC

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Ender's Game

The act of holding someone's hand means the person loves and will protect the one he is holding hands with. Graff does not love Ender, and he has no intention of protecting him. Graff wants to take...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2010 8:05 am UTC

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Ender's Game

When finding or developing leadership traits, the character’s ego balance and ego size are critical measurements. If the subject is too centered on his or her own self-worth, they will give too...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2012 4:41 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

Rackham won the war through a stroke of insight that only Ender his pupil is ever able to replicate: in the midst of a swarming battle, he identified which ship held the Bugger queen. He pierced...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2009 9:13 am UTC

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Ender's Game

This chapter, which on the surface treats the enemy, Bonzo, is much more about the relation of Ender to his adult trainers. Support for this view comes from such quotations as this, from the...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2013 10:00 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

The science fiction story has a family subplot built into it, concerning the siblings of Ender, brother Peter and sister Valentine. While there are very few realistic details about their family...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2013 9:07 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

Ironically, the speaker at the beginning of the chapter doesn't make a very strong case for accepting Ender in the program. He simply says, "I've watched through his eyes, I've listened through his...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2013 3:06 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

In Chapter 15, where we find out that in spite of the massive public outcry against Graff and the military for what they did to the children and particularly to Ender, Graff has been acquitted,...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2013 6:21 am UTC

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Ender's Game

Colonel Graff isolates Ender in a variety of ways throughout the novel. He does this intentionally in order to more quickly shape Ender into the commander that Graff believes Ender can one day...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2019 2:52 am UTC

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Ender's Game

As with the other chapters in this book, chapter 7 starts out with a conversation between two adults. Readers know that one of the men is Graff, and chapter 7 reveals that the other man is General...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2018 8:32 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

I think it is pretty clear from the very beginning of the story that Ender, through the course of this excellent scientific fiction novel, experiences any number of conflicts that seriously...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2011 6:22 am UTC

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Ender's Game

If you think of techniques an author uses to delineate a character so that the reader understands the character, Orson Scott Card uses many ideas. Ender Wiggin is first introduced as a bullied 6...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2012 8:13 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

A figure of speech, oxymoron fuses two contradictory or opposing ideas. Everyone has heard oxymoron's in his/her life, and while they apparently contradict themselves, there is a certain logic to...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2014 5:19 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

Graff is Ender's friend, even though he may appear to be undermining him and going behind his back in many things. Graff keeps secrets from Ender, plots to challenge him, talks about him behind his...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2009 9:50 am UTC

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Ender's Game

This question is a bit unclear, but I think you are asking what kind of headline we might see in the newspaper about the situation in Enders Game. This would depend on what point in the story you...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2009 1:24 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

In the novel, Ender's Game, Ender fought to win in the games he played. When he discovered that the battles were real, he wanted to understand his enemy. To me, his question was, "Who are these...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2011 11:19 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

In Ender’s Game, Mazer Rackam was a heroic leader of a past battle with the Buggers who did very well as a leader of the earth army, fighting against the Buggers with inferior weaponry, but staving...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2013 6:40 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

One distinct comparison between both works is the presence of a social order predicated upon division. In Ender's world, conflict against the Buggers defines all aspects of being in the world....

Latest answer posted May 26, 2014 2:07 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

To forestall vengeance, Ender attacks Stilson while he is lying on the ground. This way the others will know that he is an animal, lying in wait to get them when they are not looking. In school,...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2013 9:46 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

The quote does reveal Ender as being a very determined player, and more importantly the consummate strategist. He has the ability to see the game, analyze the outcomes, and deliver the winning...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2012 3:40 am UTC

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Ender's Game

This is a very broad question, and clearly in any novel or play there are going to be plenty of events that are very important to the overall plot. However, for me, one vital element of this...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2011 8:49 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

The most prominent setting in the novel is with the International Fleet after Ender has been taken from his home. The setting isolates Ender and the other trainees, both from their families and...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2020 1:21 am UTC

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Ender's Game

Ender is a wonderfully created character. Card did an admirable job of making Ender both dynamic and round. He is a character that we love, hate, admire, and feel sympathy for at various points in...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2020 4:43 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

The opening scene shows us a variety of things, one is that there is a plan for this boy, another is that we get to see through Ender's eyes the way he rationalizes hurting Stilson. He begins to...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2010 8:32 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

In order to fully challenge Ender, Graph and Anderson begin changing some of the most traditional expectations in the game as soon as Ender gets his own army. First, "Dragon Army" is one that...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2013 2:47 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

There are many themes that run throughout Ender's Game. One of the main ones is the underdog idea. In the story, Ender is frequently the underdog in fights—his brother Peter is older and stronger...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2019 6:10 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

Ender, having beaten Salamander Army against the odds, then shames Bonzo Madrid even further by asking Bean, his youngest Toon leader, to publically announce where Bonzo went wrong and what he...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2011 7:56 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

In Enders Game, government authorities steal talented children from their homes and force them to attend a military academy. Parents and other family members are not permitted to visit and the...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2011 7:33 am UTC

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Ender's Game

We need to remember that in this excellent novel that raise so many ethical issues, Ender is being prepared in every sense of the word to champion Earth against the Buggers. As such, the purpose of...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2011 7:50 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

It looks like you are referring to the novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game. In Chapter 2 (eNotes has chapter summaries for this novel), we are shown that Peter is actually a very sadistic and...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2015 4:08 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

Essentially, this question is asking about the command structure that is present at Battle School. Starting at the age of six, certain children are chosen and taken to Battle School in order to...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2020 1:25 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

This quote comes at the beginning of Chapter 7, while the teachers are discussing Ender's progress at the Battle School. Since the children there are gifted, and since they are put through tests...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2012 9:03 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

Ender's Game uses the idea of the game as a metaphor for larger questions of political and moral conflict in a futuristic society—as conceived thirty-five years ago. The children's involvement in...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2020 6:31 am UTC

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Ender's Game

Interesting question. The book was published in 1985, far before the days of Facebook, but actually even before the days of the Internet as we know it (which was launched for public use in 1992)....

Latest answer posted December 6, 2010 11:19 am UTC

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Ender's Game

Ender sees Peter's face in the mirror while playing the game. This comes after he has recently fought his way out of a bad situation with older boys. It also comes right after a conversation in...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2016 10:54 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

I do not think that is what this means. Consider Ender, if you will. He was a third because his brother Peter had the toughness, but no empathy. His sister had the empathy, but she was too weak....

Latest answer posted November 3, 2011 10:56 am UTC

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Ender's Game

In "Ender's Game," Ender and Rackham learned that the Buggers communicated from mind to mind. "The buggers don't talk. The think to each other, and it's instataneously like the...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2008 1:18 am UTC

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Ender's Game

In Chapter 2, Peter wants to play a common game that kids play on Earth, "Buggers and Astronauts." Peter, Ender's older brother, always chooses the role of astronaut. This means Ender has a...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2013 3:36 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

As a movie, the action scenes must be emphasized. Therefore, the subtle and sophisticated relationship between Ender and his sister Valentine might have to be sacrificed in your poster (although...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2012 4:56 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

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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Ender's Game

That is a difficult question because it is unclear which army you are talking about. Is this referring to Ender's time at school, or Ender when he is unknowingly preparing to lead an army against...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2008 1:39 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

The old man in Chapter 10 turns out to be the captain in the last victory over the buggers. When Ender asks him to explain his success, Mazer describes the passive state (“already dead at their...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2013 7:08 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

Definitely not. Of course, this is the reason why Ender is so special and why he has been selected as the possible future saviour of mankind. Note how he acts in the fight with Stilson. He shows an...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2011 12:16 am UTC

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