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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

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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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

In the novel Ender's Game, Ender has two problems in chapters 5 and 6. First, he must break the hold that one of the older boys has on the group which plays against the young ones like Ender....

Latest answer posted September 10, 2015 2:25 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

I think the overarching statement that this powerful novel makes about humanity is the way in which the novel constantly shows that the boundary between what is classified as "good" and what is...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2011 9:12 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

The overriding metaphor of “game” is a series of competitive encounters regulated by rules of engagement. In this book, the “games” begin with the torturing and threatening of Peter on his two...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2012 4:51 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

I would describe the members of Ender's launch group as true newbies with leaders emerging who inspire unity. Chapter 6 is about the launch group's first attempt to try battle without gravity and...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2016 10:15 am UTC

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Ender's Game

The Ender's Game quote you are referring to is spoken by Ender's somewhat frightening older brother, Peter. He says specifically, Everyone thinks Hitler got to power because of his armies, because...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2019 11:07 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

While Peter and Valentine work together to manipulate global politics, they are very different characters, serving as foils for each other and for Ender. While Peter is defined by his abusive and...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2019 4:07 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

In Ender’s world, there had been a devastating battle with the Buggers; this is a time of rebuilding as the military trained new leaders. As the story opens, the government had been monitoring...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2012 9:45 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

In chapter fourteen, of Orsen Scott Card's Ender's Game, readers find Ender finds himself on Eros, a place he hates. Here, Ender is trained on the simulator. Over numerous trainings, Ender comes to...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2013 11:11 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

Ender is only merciless when he has to be, which is to say, when his own life depends on it. The first example comes in Chapter 1, when he fights with the school bully Stilson. From an onlooker's...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2013 6:18 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

Here is a quotation from the book: “Sometimes she (Valentine/Demosthenes) read Peter’s Lock essays and found herself annoyed at his obvious blindness..” This passage refers (meaning alludes) not...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2012 8:06 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

I think it is obvious from the very beginning of the story that Ender is the one who has been chosen as the ultimate commander. Rather than asking "should he do this," a better question is, "Is he...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2013 3:01 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 school is military, with a taste of a boys’ school dorm environment as well. The games are “war games” in that teams are pitted against each other in a mock battlefield, without gravity and...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2013 3:14 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

This quote comes from the beginning of Chapter Four as the two mysterious voices continue to discuss Ender and what they need to do to him to hopefully mould him into the soldier they want him to...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2011 8:25 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

Those are both two great books. In order to compare the two, don't do a plot comparison. That won't work well. The best way to compare two seemingly very different books is to compare their...

Latest answer posted December 31, 2015 2:59 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

The name "third" on Earth is automatically negative. Even if a third makes it into battle school (the purpose of the government allowing a 3rd child to be born into one family), he is still...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2011 9:54 am UTC

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Ender's Game

Classes include creative thinking, as in the giant's drink solution, battlestrategies, as in the Battle Rooms, and leadership, as in the Dragon chapter. And, not exactly a "class," he is learning...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2013 3:48 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

This is perhaps the last time in the novel that Ender seems both young and childlike. It is one of the last scenes of him looking toward adults as people who know more than him or can "protect"...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2011 12:27 am UTC

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Ender's Game

The first thing, of course, is that Ender's family has exceed the prescribed "proper" amount off offspring, thus the name, Third. Secondly, the family has been marked by the "government" as...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2015 5:50 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

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,...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2013 4:48 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

In Ender's Game, this question is applicable in several different circumstances. For instance, Ender looks at the video game in a "new way" when he refuses to choose one of the Giant's goblets for...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2016 7:49 am UTC

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Ender's Game

Too many people in the Bible-belt think that schools are churches. It's really quite frightening. They honestly resent the separation of church and state. And they have no grasp of the...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2011 12:21 am UTC

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Ender's Game

These two ideas are indeed the major questions in determining the author's "message" in this novel. While Ender is obviously a "survivor" in the "training" game the trainers have devised, it is...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2012 3:55 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

Because of the finality of the ending of Ender’s Game, with the establishing of a new relationaship between the human species and the buggers, very little speculation is dealt with about Ender’s...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2013 4:57 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

Ender's Game, like most science fiction, takes societal "givens" and twists them in strange and compelling ways. One of the main "givens" thus experimented with is that of childhood, or the notion...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2016 4:41 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

Rose is an interesting character, not exactly a rival, but more than the others a partner, a mutual leader with Ender. Card makes the point that he is Jewish, which might be interpreted as...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2013 8:21 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

When Ender's Game starts, Ender is a six-year-old boy without greater knowledge. However, he has a fierce instinctual drive to survive, even if it means being brutal; he tries to keep this side of...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2012 6:22 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

In the the novel, extraordinary children are required to contribute to their society in an adult way. Their skills need to be used: they aren't simply relegated to playing games or going to school....

Latest answer posted April 21, 2019 11:26 am UTC

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Ender's Game

This question very much depends on several factors, including the age/grade and ability level of your students, how much of the book you will cover in a week, and your ultimate goal for the unit....

Latest answer posted October 5, 2013 2:54 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

Andrew "Ender" Wiggen, is the protagonist and ultimately, the hero, of the novel. Set in the future, the story opens with the search for a child who can be trained into a perfect soldier for...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2016 8:19 pm UTC

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Ender's Game

This is an interesting question, because novels such as this one that are set far into the future automatically are going to seem strange and implausible to us because the level of technology in...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2012 2:17 pm UTC

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