Ender's Game Questions and Answers
by Orson Scott Card

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What is Graff going to do now that the war is over in Ender's Game?

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The answer to this question can be found near the start of Chapter 15. As with many chapters in this book, it starts with adults talking. Chapter 15 begins with Anderson and Graff discussing the finished war, Demosthenes, Locke, Ender, etc. Anderson states that he has been given the opportunity to be the commissioner of a sports league. He loves the strategy component of it all. As readers continue reading in the chapter, we learn what Graff is going to do now that the war has ended.

"You won't really stay here and retire, will you?"


"You're going into the Hegemony, aren't you?"

"I'm the new Minister of Colonization."

Graff is now in charge of humanity's efforts to colonize other worlds. Anderson is skeptical that anybody will actually want to go, but Graff is confident that people will go because they always tend to believe that life is better somewhere else.

"Will people really go?"

"People always go. Always. They always believe they can make a better life than in the old world."

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After the war is over, Graff becomes the Minister of Colonization for the Hegemony. 

Now that the war is over, they can go their separate ways.  Anderson becomes the commissioner of the football league because he loves games, and wants to see children and adults playing them again, for fun.

"As soon as we get the reports back on the bugger colony worlds. I mean, there they are, already fertile, with housing and industry in place, and all the buggers dead. Very convenient. We'll repeal the population limitation laws--" (ch 15)

Unfortunately, Ender has to remain on Eros.  He wants to return to Earth, where he is considered the hero who saved the human race.  He agrees to be the governor for the colonists, although he does not want to at first.  Ender even learns the truth behind the buggers, and writes a book to let the humans on Earth know the truth.


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