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Analysis of Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game - The buggers from Orson Scott Cards Enders game and subsequent novels, at first appear to be bug eyed monsters, a science fiction cliché. However as the story develops it becomes apparent that the buggers are much more than just a cliché, they develop as a sentient species, they undergo a transformation from varelse, “the true alien” (speaker 34) into raman “the stranger that we recognise as human but of another species”. (34) As this transformation occurs Ender learns a great deal from the buggers, in this manner card illustrates that there is much one can learn from the transformation of varelse to raman....   [tags: Ender's Game]
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Good vs Evil in Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game - The lines that define good and evil are not written in black and white; these lines tend to blur into many shades of grey allowing good and evil to intermingle with each another in a single human being. Man is not inherently good or evil but they are born innocent without any values or sense of morality until people impart their philosophies of life to them. In the words of John Locke: Let us then suppose the mind to be, as we say, white paper void of all characters, without any ideas. How comes it to be furnished....   [tags: Ender's Game Essays]
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Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game - In Orson Scott Card's novel Ender's Game, the reader is taken into a fascinating futuristic world in which the human race is in danger. Having twice survived alien attack, the human race, fearing a more powerful invasion, develop a program to breed and train a warrior who will lead them to a final victory. The young boy chosen to do just that is six year old Andrew Wiggin also known as Ender. According to the government, Ender exhibits the traits needed to assure victory. At six years old he enters battle school and begins preparation for the bugger war....   [tags: Ender's Game Essays]
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The Doppelgänger Effect Ender’s Game - The Doppelgänger Effect Ender’s Game    Orson Scott Card is a science-fiction/fantasy writer only in the sense that the setting that he uses fits the definition of the genre.  His writings deal with many relevant social issues that most people have not noticed and/or refuse to acknowledge.  His book, Ender’s Game, is a subtle study of many of these issues.  This story of a boy genius shows, in slightly less than subtle terms, the horrible cruelty of children, and the immense amount of pressure that adults force upon children, whether intentional or not.  You can also see the doppelgänger effect in Ender’s sibling relationships....   [tags: Ender’s Game] 1232 words
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Enders Game: The Parallels and Distinctions of Bean and Ender -       Bean and Ender have many similarities that set them apart from their peers in times of peril. Their intelligence made them the most promising weapon in the war against the buggers, rating highest among the smartest children in the world. This is surprising on account of the dissimilarities of their lifestyles before they went to battle school. However, before and during battle school Bean and Ender had to cope with being small. Ender and Bean were both prodigies in their time, but ironically they had completely different personalities....   [tags: Ender's Game Bean Ender Essays] 938 words
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Ender's Game Prosecution - A little girl of 7 years of age sat, cheerfully playing with her brother and sister in the middle of a public road that led to her home. She played quite happily, not knowing that her life was about to change drastically. Suddenly, she was seized and taken away from her home, away from her parents, away from the place she had called her home . For the next 13 years, she was relentlessly beaten, made to work under poor circumstances, and abused. Her life was horrible as she was used to work for other people’s advantages and pleasures....   [tags: home, family, advantages, buggers, game] 1034 words
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Isolation in Ender's Game - Barbara Sher is quoted saying, “Isolation is a dream killer” which is a perfect summation of Ender’s lonely journey through an isolated childhood. Ender’s Game is a science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card about a young boy named Ender Wiggin who is taken from his family at the age of six for rigorous training that ultimately leads the entire human space fleet against the alien race, the Buggers, that threatens to destroy all of mankind. Card makes it clear from the very beginning Ender is alone in all this....   [tags: self-reliance, developing strenght]
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Ender's Game - SUBJECT: Good and evil THEME: The line between good and evil is sometimes unclear, and as a result, people often think that they are doing the right thing when it is actually the wrong action, and vice versa. CHARACTERS: The protagonist, Andrew “Ender” Wiggin, begins as a six-year-old boy who is always terrorized by his brother. Ender never gives up, even when it seems like everyone is trying to make him fail. He is young, however, which leaves him susceptible to bullies who detest his quick mind....   [tags: Literature Review]
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Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card - ... Chapter 5: Ender arrives at Battle School and is being isolated on purpose by Colonel Graff. Ender goes into the game room at break time and watches a game that the older kids play, Ender quickly learns the strategies that the older boys use and challenges one of the kids to a game best out of three. Ender loses his first game but then wins the next two. Bernard gets a team of boys to pick on Ender, later in class Ender hacks into the school system makes a new student named “God” and sends embarrassing messages to the kids about Bernard....   [tags: chapter by chapter summary] 804 words
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Distrust Paradigms in the Ender's Game Novel - How long has it been since distrust has played a major role in your life or someone else’s life: a month, a week, or maybe even a day. Whether you acknowledge it or not, distrust is a major factor and focal point for many vital events that transpire in our lifetime. In Ender’s Game, written by Orson Scott Card, distrust is a central leitmotif to the development of the novel. Similarly, mistrust and deception are fundamental facets in: our lives, the community, and even the ever-expanding universe....   [tags: osron card, downing street memo, distrust]
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Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card - ... Eventually, Ender becomes the leader of a squad for these simulations due to his exceptional skill. He manages to win every battle, despite the constantly increasing difficulty. Ender is then allowed to skip ahead to Command School at the age of ten, where the war hero Mazer Rackham is his mentor. Ender then takes part in simulations where he commands space ships. In his final examination, Ender must find a way to destroy the entire alien fleet at the alien home world. Ender uses a powerful bomb to destroy the planet, hoping to get expelled for being ruthless....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 845 words
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Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card - ... Ender's strategizes with the goal that he doesn't simply overcome his foes, he ruins them. They're ruined. At the point when Ender wins the last fight, he doesn't simply verify the buggers won't attack once more, he verifies the buggers aren't even alive to do it. Contrasted with Card's novel, Hood's movie scarcely touches on the way that Ender kills. He's a slayer. He doesn't simply leave his enemies in the hospital. In the book, people figure out how to utilize a key bit of innovation in the wake of vanquishing the buggers....   [tags: novel and film] 845 words
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Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card - ... His killer side is also unleashed when he decided to dig out the giant’s eye and murder him. He shows the side of him that mirrors his brother Peter. The rigorous training sessions at the battle school and Bernard’s treatment probably brought out Ender’s true violent tendencies. Nevertheless, Ender realizes this and exclaims that “I’m[he is] a murderer even when I[he] play[s]” (65). He shows remorse when he points out his own tendencies. By doing so, Ender also demonstrates the maturity that he has developed in Battle School....   [tags: story and character analysis] 782 words
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Young Man Blues in Ender's Game - Young Man Blues In the words of Valentine Wiggin, Ender Wiggin’s sister, "We may be young, but we're not powerless. We play by their rules long enough and it becomes our game." [Card 237] From the beginning, Ender Wiggin was destined to defeat the human race’s enemy, the Buggers. This is because he was different and better than everybody else, including his own brother, Peter, and his sister, Valentine, who were also candidates for his position; being the commander of the military, the International Fleet....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1116 words
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Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card - ... Advertisements are not always directed towards children, since adults can also be controlled if done properly: Ads are effective because they play on the ways that our minds and emotions naturally work. For example, they grab our attention with fast-moving, colorful images, to which our eyes are naturally attracted, or they pair a product with something we find attractive, perhaps a sexy model or a family gathered around the heath on a snowy evening. (Bargh) The creators of advertisements know how the minds of their viewers work....   [tags: manipulation today, story analysis]
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Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game - Childhood innocence contains curiosity, imagination and a carefree fragile mind that has not experienced the cruelty of the world. Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game expresses that general isolation causes the loss of childhood. In the novel, Ender’s isolation is caused by the hostile characters at the Battle School, the mind game and the removal of the monitor. All of these elements prevent him from getting close to others, resulting in isolation, also causing the loss of childhood. One of the elements of isolation that leads to the loss of childhood is the hostile characters at the battle school, particularly Graff and Bonzo....   [tags: story analysis] 980 words
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Ender's Shadow or Ender's Game - Ender's Shadow or Ender's Game Journal - Enders Shadow Entry 1 In this story there is an alien race called the buggers, they have attacked earth before and now the I.F. (International Fleet) is training the younger generation to be commanders of the next fleet. The main character in Enders Shadow is Bean. He lives on the streets of Rotterdam, in the allies and under steps. Like many other children living on the streets, it is very sparse to find food. Most survive by the leftovers they find in the trash....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 3157 words
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Comparison of the Matrix and Ender's Game - Comparison of the Matrix and Ender's Game There are many similarities between the motion picture, Matrix, and Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game. The most striking of these is the way the movie and the book begin. The first chapter of the book begins with a conversation between two IF agents about how one believes that ender is the one. Similarly, in the movie the first words are from Trinity, also stating her belief that Neo is “the one”. The theme of the “chosen one” who is destined to save the human race is dominant in both the movie and book....   [tags: Compare Contrast Essays]
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Trickery and Deception in Ender's Game - Deception can involve being tricked by others, or tricking one's self. In Card's novel, trickery and false promises are parts of both games and deadly conflicts. Discuss the ways that deception is figured in the novel. Deception-the act of deceiving; state of being deceived; artifice practiced; fraud; double-dealing; to mislead the mind of; to impose on; to delude; fraud; guile; cunning (Webster Dictionary). Deception is universal and serves many purposes. Deception can be used to hurt or protect, depending on the motives of the deceptor....   [tags: Book Reviews] 741 words
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Life Challenges: Ender's Game, The Miracle Worker, and The Veldt - All human beings cope with different challenges in life. These challenges can be emotional, mental, financial, social, or spiritual. The challenges in life learned in this course will be examined in different literary works such as novels, plays, and short stories. Isolation and conflicts are the challenges involved in Ender’s Game. Then, The Miracle Worker deals with reaching out someone and to an individual with a disability. Finally, conflict involving technology is evident in The Veldt. The challenges revealed in different works of literature are essential because they enable people to develop human qualities that give them opportunities to succeed and move forward....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Obstacles]
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Ender's Game - Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card When the novel starts Ender Wiggin is a six-year-old genius. He has a brother, Peter, and a sister, Valentine, whom is the only person Ender truly loves. Ender is the third born in the Wiggin family, which is rare, because the limited amount of children per family is two. The government had been running a Battle School in space to train young boys and girls to become military commanders to fight against the buggers, aliens who had invaded Earth in the First and Second Invasions....   [tags: Orson Scott Card ]
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Ender's Game - Ender's Game In our everyday life, we make decisions, decisions that may change the world we live in, if only slightly. However, each decision we make has an impact on our life and is therefore important. Each time we choose one thing over another, we draw from our previous knowledge to make the best choice we can. However, the ideas and thoughts that actually dictate how we make our choices are the morals that we base our life on. For some, these morals are simple and do not reflect what their life means to them, but for others, the morals that they live on are the foundation of their life....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 1169 words
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Comparing Ender's Game and Fahrenheit 451 - Ender's Game and Fahrenheit 451 The novels Ender's Game and Fahrenheit 451 take place in the future; the futures that the authors' have created are troubled and the world is approaching a disastrous end. Initially, Colonel Graff invites Ender to Battle School and tells him how important it is that he participates in the war. " 'The buggers may seem like a game to you now, Ender, but they damn near wiped us out last time. They had us cold, outnumbered and outweaponed. The only thing that saved us was that we had the most brilliant military commander we ever found....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1092 words
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The Effect of the Battle School in Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game - ... There is also a flaw in this plan, once the war with the Formics ends, the warring nations will want these excellent commanders. But if they can't convince these kids to join them, it is possible that countries will try to kill the children to eliminate the possibility of another country's chances in receiving them. The relocation of these children also allow for the Teachers to experiment and push the children without parental interference. We see this many times with Ender, for example,when Ender was in his “situation” with Bonzo Madrid....   [tags: Children, Separation, Students]
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Commentary of Orson Scott Card´s Novel: Ender's Game - ... Meanwhile, Peter convinces Valentine to help him influence and manipulate the world’s current political situation and events under the pseudonyms Locke and Demosthenes respectively. Later, Ender is transferred to Command School and then meets Mazer Rackham. He runs Ender through numerous battle simulations with where he is in charge of a whole fleet as commander with his best friends and enemies as sub-commanders. Rackham tells Ender that the simulations will get more difficult and lies, stating that the “simulations” are preparing him for the actual battle against the buggers....   [tags: Science-fiction, Battle]
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Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card - ... The Formics had come in two invasions; the first one was just a scouting mission, and was defeated by humans, but at a great cost. The second Formic invasion was in an attempt to wipe out the population of the earth and colonize it. Due to Mazer Rackham’s genius, the Formic Fleet was defeated. In preparation for the Formic’s third invasion, the International Fleet constructed Battle School and Command school to train the smartest children in the world with the best tactical minds with rigorous training....   [tags: satire, society´s issue] 1008 words
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Ender's Game vs. For All We Have and Are - The poem "For All we Have and Are" by Rudyard Kipling examines the sacrifices made in war. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card, also analyzes the what an individual must give up for the survival of a group, but two of his characters, Ender Wiggin and Colonel Graff, would have differing views of Kipling's poem and a person's role in war. Rudyard Kipling wrote his poem in 1914 at the beginning of World War I. "For All We Have and Are," is a calling to protect England from a real possibility of falling....   [tags: Orson Scott Card Rudyard Kipling] 464 words
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Childhood Lonlieness in Ender's Game and Indian Killer - Childhood Loneliness Childhood loneliness is a considerable problem that can affect young children in many ways, and may have long-term negative consequences. In the novels, Indian Killer, by Sherman Alexie, and Ender's Game, but Orson Scott Card, the powerful portrayal of childhood loneliness is overwhelming. After years of being monitored by government officials, Ender Wiggins, the main character of Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game, finds himself completely alone. The loneliness set's in as he finds himself in a new school, away from the watchful eyes of the government and bared to the world....   [tags: Book Reviews] 722 words
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Is It the Author, or His Content? - ... (Hence that Enders real name is Andrew Wiggin, and is referred to that by his parents.) In the bible, St. Andrew was said to be Jesus first disciple, and loyal servant. He is said to have “brought his brother Simon (St. Peter) to Jesus and Jesus received him” (O'Connor). Much like St. Andrew, Ender was loyal to his sister Valentine. Their bond was so strong that the battle school supervisors, Colonel Graff and General Pace, reverted to forcing Valentine to write and visit Ender and encourage him to continue his training as a commander....   [tags: Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game]
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The Strength of Emotional Pain in Diary of a Madman by Ozzy Osbourne and the book Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card - ... His intellect surpasses everyone's at his age, and even the veteran Commanders'. He perfectly embodies the idea of a child mastermind, along with Peter and Valentine. "He dreamed that night of Stilson…then everything Ender had done to Stilson in life, they did to Ender in the dream." (pgs. 205-206) Though, Ender still holds a constant fear of being alone in battle. He doesn't like the idea of being bullied, especially when the odds are astronomical. So he unconsciously makes up for that gap, and ultimately is victorious in his endeavors....   [tags: depression, enemies, genocide] 859 words
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Human Rights in Ender´s Game by Orson Scott Card - ... The children who are paid, get a very low salary compared to the adults who work in industries, here is something to think about. Say you go to the store, and you want to buy a shirt. There is two identical shirts for you to choose from, one is cheaper than the other. It’s possible that the reason one of them is cheaper because it was made by children rather than adults. The cheaper route is normally made by children, because like I said before, the children don’t need to be paid as much. In my novel the children are used in a different way than clothing, they’re used for wars....   [tags: government, power, inequality, child, labor]
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Technology and Society in 1984, Fahrenheit 451, Ender's Game, and America in 2004 - Technology and Society in 1984, Fahrenheit 451, Ender's Game, and America in 2004 Science fiction authors of the 1940's and 50's like George Orwell, Ray Bradbury, and Isaac Asimov wrote their books about technological dilemmas such as automation (robots), information technology, and technologically influenced utopias (or depending on the reader, dystopias). Charles Allen once said that "if the human race wants to go to Hell in a basket, technology can help it get there by jet." In the era of the mentioned authors, technology was a new and exciting idea, and the concept of technology causing so many problems was far from their minds....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1789 words
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Ender’s Game - Ender’s Game Andrew Wiggin is the main character in the novel, Ender’s Game. His nickname is Ender. Andrew got his nickname from his older sister Valentine when he was born because Valentine was unable to say the name “Andrew”, so she called him Ender. It has specific meaning in the book because of the fact that Ender is expected to be able to ‘end’ events that someone else had started before him. One event that has been started before Ender that he is expected to finish is the war between the humans on the planet, and the alien “Buggers.” Ender is expected to be able to end this war because his older siblings tested out impossibly in the governments way of determining aptitude, or ab...   [tags: Essays Papers] 492 words
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Comparing Neo of the Matrix and Ender Wiggen of Ender’s Game - Comparing Neo of the Matrix and Ender Wiggen of Ender’s Game From the first moment that we wake up we know that we are awake, but have you ever had a sensation that you are dreaming but you know you are awake. This is the same way Neo felt in his world in the movie the Matrix. Ender Wiggen was in the same situation in the novel Ender’s Game, written by Orson Scott Card. He was living in a place where no one accepted him because he was a third, which means that he belongs to the government for a special purpose....   [tags: Movie Film Movies Films] 1261 words
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How Small Details Influence a Victory in Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game - ... Once the spacecraft has taken off, the launchies experience null gravity for the first time. When talking to the launchies, Colonel Graff says, “Only one of u had the brains to realize that in null gravity directions are whatever you conceive them to be” (Card 31). Colonel Graff realizes how this could be a factor and decides to emphasize it in front of everyone. This proves that it could be very useful information. Being the first to know could give a great advantage over the others which could be enough to take victory....   [tags: environment, manipulation, enemy] 703 words
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The Chosen One - The Chosen One Can you imagine if something terrible is going to happen to the human race and there is only one person who could stop it. And that person happens to be you. What would you do. At first, there must be a person who can sense that something terrible is about to happen and knows that there is somebody who is able to stop it. Nobody knows whether he or she was born to be that person that could do something. Something that others arent able to do and he or she is the only person who can do it....   [tags: Ender's Game Matrix Movie Essays]
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A Tale of Two Heroes - A Tale of Two Heroes Ender's Game written by Orsen Scott Card and The Matrix the movie by Warner Brothers may not have much in common at least at first glance. There is much that the two charcters Neo and Ender share. In fact one common theme in both their stories is the battle between free will and fate. Both Ender and Neo also share a battle between good and evil. Our heros also face a battle between themselves and their own desires. Neo who is our hero from The Matrix is a young man who is seeking the truth about the matrix, a computer generated system....   [tags: Novels Ender's Game Orsen Scott Card Essays] 1226 words
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The Story of Ender Wiggin - ... After talking a bit, Ender agrees to go with him to battle school to help fight the buggers. When Ender first boards the ship he shows a lot of potential by his ability to navigate in null gravity. Colonel Graff makes a big deal out of this by praising Ender on his ability which makes the other recruits bitter towards him. When they finally arrive at the battle school, Ender encounters a new bully named Bernard. Ender quickly puts a stop to this by beating him up, and then spreading rumors about him....   [tags: monitor, army, aliens, ship, school] 533 words
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Orson Scott Card's Enders Game - Ender's Game is a science fiction novel set in the fairly distant future, in a time when aliens have already attacked Earth twice and the population is so great that a worldwide birth limit has been imposed. While some of Ender's Game takes place in the peaceful North Carolina countryside, the greater part of the story is set in outer space, and at the very end, on an alien planet. The exotic time and place immediately heighten the sense of adventure in the story, but mainly the setting reflects the feelings of Ender Wiggen, the main character of the novel....   [tags: Enders Game Orson Scott Card] 819 words
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What is Love? - ... In this dialogue the reader get’s to understand that both of the characters love each other, if they didn’t, why wouldn’t Ender have the courage to leave her later. Why would Val ask him to stay. Probably Val would be the one who is hurt the most since Ender’s voyage will last 22 years. Valentine will feel the 22 years but Ender will only feel it as if it was 1 week. A lot is going to happen to Valentine in those 22 years, for example her daughter will be born. “Her belly was tight and swollen....   [tags: Ender and Val, boyfriend, girlfriend] 580 words
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Enders Game - Ender’s Game Essay The novel Ender’s Game is written by Orson Schott Card. It is about a young boy who is sent to battle school. He meets friends and makes adversaries. In battle school, out in space, Ender, the young boy is a genius and is taught many tactics to destroy their prime enemy the buggers. He excels in school and battles his way into command school before the required age. There he is told he is battling buggers in simulations or is he. Throughout the novel, Ender is manipulated, bullied, and isolated, which creates many themes and messages....   [tags: essays research papers] 1109 words
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Enders Game - Ender Wiggin, the third in a family of child geniuses, is selected by international military forces to save the world from destruction. Before being chosen Ender wears a unique monitor that allows the heads of the military to see things as Ender does. Ender's brother Peter and his sister Valentine also wore this monitor, although neither was selected, nor did they have it for as long as Ender, and Peter will never forgive Ender for this. Peter hates Ender, and even when the monitor is taken out it does nothing to decrease Peter's anger....   [tags: essays research papers] 1036 words
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Enders Game - EndersGamePaper Paradigms are very powerful because they create the lens through which we see the world. Our paradigms, whether correct or incorrect, shape our lives in a profound way. They are the source of our behavior and attitudes and ultimately shape all of our relationships. The power of a paradigm shift, whether it be instantaneous or developmental, allows us to change from one way of seeing the world to another. In the novel Enders Game by Orson Scott Card, the main character Ender Wiggin demonstrates his unique ability to paradigm shift during his training at battle school, and later as a commander in making tactical decisions....   [tags: Literature Books Science Fiction Essays]
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Enders Game - Orson Scott Card weaves an intricate tale of a boy who is born to save the Earth in the novel, Ender’s Game. Ender Wiggin is born a Third in a world where only two children are allowed per family. Ender’s older brother and sister, Peter and Valentine, were not what the government needed to save the world, so Ender was born in hopes that he would be somewhere in the middle of their extremes. Peter is too violent, whereas Valentine has too much empathy. Ender is the right combination for the Battle School’s needs....   [tags: essays research papers] 672 words
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Enders Game - Ender’s Game In this book Orson Scott Card writes about a boy who is born to save the Earth. Ender Widgeon is born as a “Third” in the future where only two children are allowed per family. Ender’s older brother and sister, Peter and Valentine, were not what the government needed to save the world, so Ender was born, that he would be somewhere in the middle of their extremes. Peter is too violent, and Valentine has too much empathy. Ender is the right combination for the Battle School. Ender and Peter have power, but, only Ender has respect....   [tags: essays research papers] 656 words
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Enders Game - Ender’s Game: A Brief Depiction I. Setting: · Staged in mainly four places. Ender Wiggins childhood town, where he is monitored as a prospective third. He is sent to Battle School, which is a satellite of the earth. Then he ends up on Eros where he attends command school and eventually defeats the buggers. He spends the rest of his days with Valentine on the first human colonization, approximately 50 light-years away from Earth. · The book takes place in 2190-2200 approx. The advancement of information transportation is significant, in that the ansible is able to transmit information faster than the speed of light, in fact, exactly instantaneous....   [tags: essays research papers] 1257 words
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Enders Game And Out Of The Silent Planet Essay - In both novels, the characters represent certain kinds of individuals in today's society. They encounterjealousy, as well as many other conflicts within themselves, and human nature. Ultimately, these two novels deliver the inner conflicts of our society. Both, Ender's Game and Out of the Silent Planet are related in terms of the class structures of society, the qualities of the characters, and both characters' struggles with others in the stories. In Ender's Game class structure is strictly military based....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Aliens in Enders Game by Orson Scott Card - ... Risk takers often help soften regimented rules and bring out a more creative side to people. For example, at Battle School, Ender was moved up early from a newly launched group into specific groups called armies. Ender was transferred into Salamander Army with Commander Bonzo Madrid. Bonzo was always concerned with his pride, controlled his army in a very authoritarian method, and clashed on how Ender should be training. Ender was training with his friends that were still back in the new launch group-bruising Bonzo’s pride....   [tags: invasion, risk takers, activities] 824 words
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