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Ender's Game

Orson Scott Card

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Study Questions and Essay Topics

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What is the name of the first kid Ender gets into a fight with?

Why does Ender not belong at home?

How old is Ender when he goes to Battle School?

Who isolates Ender on the shuttle ride to Battle School?

What does Ender find funny on the space ship?

Who looks out for the Launchies at the Battle School?

Who is Ender's enemy from his launch group?

Which is the first army that Ender joins

Who is Ender's first toon leader?

Who uses Locke as a pseudonym?

When does Peter's image haunt Ender?

Who does Ender confide in while commander of Dragon Army?

Where does Ender fight Bonzo?

Who convinces Ender to go to Command School?

How did Mazer Rackham defeat the buggers in the Second Invasion?

Who takes over the earth after the Third Invasion?

Who goes with Ender to colonize the bugger worlds?

Who comes up with the Locke Proposal?

What does Ender do after the final battle of the Third Invasion?

Who understands Ender better than anyone?

Who is the Speaker for the Dead?

Why does Ender leave earth?

How old is Ender when he is made commander of Dragon Army

What is Ender's goal at the end of the book?

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Ender Vs. Peter Motivation

by ICanReadMusicToo, June 03, 2013

I think the foil of the brothers' motivations can be simplified like this:

Ender is always doing the wrong thing for the right reasons:
Ender always wants to do no harm, but is often forced to harm/destroy by situations beyond his control. He does his best to do things in the most moral way, and for only the most moral purposes, but that's not always as possible as he would like.

Peter does the right thing for the wrong reasons:
Peter simply wants to do whatever is the easiest/most beneficial for himself, and is in... Read more

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Symbolism

by GrammarJunkie18, July 12, 2013

Some theories: Can Peter, Ender, and Valentine represent the id, the ego, and the superego? Seems likely to me. Also, what is the significance of all the names in the novel? Note that Peter, Andrew, and Valentine are saints. What did they do? I guess Valentine is something love-related, and Peter is the bad apostle, right? Also, who were Locke and Demosthenes historically? I know that John Locke was an English philosopher in the 1600s, and Demosthenes was a Greek philosopher, right? And Eros, the name of the planet - what's the significance ... Read more

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Teachers

by Cillaejobbigjustnu, October 16, 2013

The teachers doesn't show any compassion to the pupils of the battle school. Althought we (me and my ego's) think that they have more compassion and care alot more of the children than they show through. We think that it is to make strong soldiers and that they don't want them to be weak and want to go home etc.

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