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Ender's Game

In a controlled population society where two children are allowed but a third child (a Third) is strongly discouraged, the government has purposely allowed the parents (Wieczorek) to have a third...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2012 8:28 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 "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

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

This sounds like a homework assignment, so I'll just give you some tips to get you started. How you answer the question depends on which character's problems you focus on. In Ender's Game, the...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2010 7:55 am UTC

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Ender's Game

This "game" term, part of a mental challenge that Ender faces in Battle School, is a “choice” the player must make (see Chapter 6). Unfortunately, in this either-or game, whether the player...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2013 8:31 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

I would want to pick quotes that are relevant to the central themes of the story and help us to understand those themes more clearly. So, as one of the central themes is manipulation and the way in...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2012 1:30 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

To understand that, you have to look at the context. In this part of the book, they are talking about going to Battle School. It is in this context that Graff makes this comment. He is trying to...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2010 4:41 am UTC

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Ender's Game

This is the chapterwhere Ender gets a new team of rookies and misfits, and begins training them in tactics that include using their bodies as shields and weapons in the Battle Room. More...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2013 6:50 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

This quote speaks to the controlled future in Ender's Game. The human race is overpopulated and at war; they cannot afford a constantly-growing population, so they limit children to two. "Thirds"...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2012 9:53 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

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

Card begins his novel with an example of violence: Stilson’s bullying. This earth-bound incident sets the tone for Ender’s reaction to conflict, by not submitting to “the enemy’s will.” His...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2013 8:36 pm UTC

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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

The answer to this question comes at the beginning of chapter 13. In the behind-the-scenes dialogue, the two adults are surprised and relieved to find out that these two identities, powerhouses on...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2013 3:52 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

It is hard not to read this story and feel moved by Ender's loneliness and solitude and angered by what is being done to him. Clearly, Ender's biggest and most central conflict is his internal...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2011 8:18 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

There are lots of ways in which Ender provoked Bonzo, which of course led to their conflict and, as we find out towards the end of the novel, their final face-off in the showers where Ender...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2011 10:56 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

If you enjoyed this book and continue to read on in the series, you will quickly see just how "not childlike" these main character children really are. Now, on one hand, this is a fictional...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2011 12:13 am UTC

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Ender's Game

After the military decides that Ender is their only hope for a win against the Buggers, they put him in a "training simulator" to test his abilities. Ender doesn't know that the battles are...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2012 7:29 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

Chapter Two starts with the mystery adults discussing how Ender won his fight with Stilson. They worry about Peter and his violent tendencies. In Ender's house, Valentine is trying to make Ender...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2016 8:05 am 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 war with the buggers is over. Ender is healing, but his guilt still weighs heavily on him. Even the reuniting with Valentine, his older sister, is not enough to erase the questions and guilt...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2009 3:22 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

Throughout all of Orson Scott Card's novel Ender's Game, Ender is suffering a huge internal conflict: he doesn't want to be his brother Peter. Peter is a violent sociopath who has no empathy for...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2016 9:52 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

The words are THE END OF THE WORLD. This cavern is in a fantasy world where recruits play games. After Ender enters the cavern, he finds a forest scene. In this new place, he can do things without...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2010 3:56 am UTC

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Ender's Game

The significance of the end game in the novel is that Ender discovers, after it is over, that it was all real. The entire time that he had been doing the "simulated" interactive computer games,...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2009 11:45 am UTC

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Ender's Game

The short story "Ender's Game" was written in 1977 and published in August of that year in Analog science fiction magazine. Over the following seven years, Orson Scott Card developed the story into...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2020 2:13 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

Ender has come home with his monitor removed. Ender's father is upset because at this time he is under the impression that the IF doesn't want to use any of his children. Ender is a "third." That...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2009 7:52 am 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

Ender was trying to deal with the trauma of the "monitor" being removed from his neck after having it implanted three years prior to the novel's start. His brother is beating the...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2008 11:01 am UTC

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Ender's Game

The one thing that always sticks out to me in this chapter is Ender's keen grasp of how different from yet superior to his peers. It is difficult to read the first chapter after having read the...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2011 12:25 am UTC

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Ender's Game

Several genres can lay claim to this novel--fantasy, science fiction, utopian (or dystopian) novel—but the strongest argument can be made for a Bildungsroman, the German term for a novel about...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2012 9:17 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

Valentine, Ender's sister, has written a history of the Bugger Wars, and she intends to finish it with a volume about Ender and his work in ending the war. Ender feels that his life after the war...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2012 10:17 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

This incident occurs at the end of Chapter Nine, after Valentine is informed that she has received the Star of the Order of the League of Humanity, First Class, for helping to persuade Ender to...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2011 11:05 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

While he is the commander of Dragon army, Ender is challenged more and more by every battle, but because he continues to win, he is running out of mentors and teachers who can continue to teach him...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2013 2:38 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

Agh! I can't tell you that! I tried, but it was just too hard to give it away just like that, poof, causing you to miss out on reading one of the coolest endings of any book I've read! So, if...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2009 12:44 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

The answer to this question can be found in chapter 8, which is titled "Rat." The chapter begins with Graff and Anderson arguing about whether or not to manipulate the battleroom to present...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2019 8:42 pm 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

Most chapters in Ender's Game begin with short dialogs about Ender, Ender's progress at Battle School, or the approaching threat of war with the alien bugger race. Often in these dialogs, the...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2010 7:33 am UTC

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Ender's Game

Chapter 6 begins in a very familiar way. Two people are talking about Ender, how he's doing, and their expectations of the young child. One specific thing that is pointed out is that Ender's launch...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2018 3:11 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

Bean is a friend of Ender Wiggins in Battle School. Bean is a diminutive and younger child with incredible intelligence, later revealed (in a companion book from the Shadow series of novels) to be...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2019 7:53 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

This science-fiction Bildungsroman resides in several thematic levels; on the surface Ender’s status as a Third (extra child) begins to explore the theme of sibling rivalry and its prevalence in a...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2012 6:53 pm 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

Runescape is considered one of a growing number of MMORPG's (massively multi-player online role playing game). This one is set in medieval times, and players control their character, as well as...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2013 6:28 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

Ender does begin to despise his superiors but with good reason; the men in charge, like Colonel Graff and Major Anderson, have completely manipulated him and violated his trust repeatedly. While...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2012 9:42 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

9 things, huh? And in chronological sequence? The Buggers attack. Mazer Rackham beats them back. Ender is conceived and born a third. His siblings are rejected, setting him up. Ender is chosen for...

Latest answer posted November 1, 2008 9:47 am UTC

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Ender's Game

This book explores several complex themes that tend to revolve around a central focus on "survival." Manipulation is an excellent one to explore. The book basically poses the question of whether it...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2013 3:06 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

There are several points of argument for both the affirmative and the negative sides of this debate. For simplicities sake, I'll take the "in favor of" using children side. In the context of the...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2010 8:07 am UTC

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Ender's Game

Two things come to mind when thinking about Ender at the end of the third chapter. The first is that he seems gullible in that he completely buys into everything Graff is saying to him in order to...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2009 10:09 am UTC

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