Ender's Game Questions and Answers
by Orson Scott Card

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What are characteristics the Ender in the beginning of the book and the end?

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Ender is a classic dynamic character in that he changes very much from the beginning of the story to the end. Life in Battle School and Command School hardens him.

At the beginning of the story he is a very young, impressionable, mostly gentle, and empathetic young boy. We see him stand up to the bully Stilson at school, and though he defends himself and wins, he cries at the end because he didn't like having to hurt him.

The same is true on the launch into Battle School. Ender keeps to himself. He observes, and simply wishes to be left alone. He...

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