Ender Series

Questions about Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game and other novels in the same series (such as Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, etc.). Also the place for questions about the Shadow series (Ender's Shadow, etc.), which are parallel to the Ender series, in the same reality, or "Enderverse," but which don't involve Ender as a main character.

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Can you talk about the violence in Ender's Game?

Well, there is bullying directed toward Ender from Ender's brother, and from kids at school, and from kids in battle school.

Ender defends himself and kills two people. Both of the deaths are accidental, but are very violent on purpose. Ender knows that if he only lightly wounds either enemy that they will turn around and hurt him again... so much that his life would be in danger.

There is a lot of violence against aliens as well, although Ender doesn't know that it is real. He is just trying to win the game.

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How does ender differ from the other 19 boys in his launch group?

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Fifth grade reading level?

The average reading level for 5th grade is 5.0-5.9 But if they are having a problem reading they might be below where they are suppose to be. Or if they are overachievers and are ahead of the rest of the students then they would be set to a higher level.

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What is the tone of the book Ender's Shadow?

The overall tone of Ender's Shadow is pragmatic and thoughtful, but also emotionally hopeful in the midst of tragedy. Bean is brilliant, and even as a very young child he is determined to survive. His quest for survival rules his life in some ways, and you can see that he held back a lot of who he is in battle school, which is why we didn't know him as well from the original Ender's Game series.

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How was the conflict in enders game resolved?

Dear Asker,

I sincerely think you should just read the book, it is... magnificent. Orson Scott Card (the author) did such a good job, but when people hear about how it has aliens in it coming to destroy earth, they back out.

****SPOILER ALERT FOR ENDER'S GAME****

In the end of the book, Ender is sent to an academy on a planet named Eros. It is very small and dark. He plays a game, very realistic where he can see everything in three dimension. He has ships, and the enemy too. And so every time, Ender manages to win the level and gain entrance to the next one. After a while, he became a little crazy, didnt sleep much and didnt have a lot of human contact. One day, a couple of Earth's leader came to see Ender play. Mazer Rackham (his mentor) and Hyrum Graff (his other mentor) told him that this was the last level. He put on the microphone and "played" the game with his friends from battle school (including Bean, Hot Soup, Petra...) At the end of the battle, Ender released a scientifically engineered bomb with the capability to destroy a planet. The bomb fell on the buggers (or formics) home planet, and destroyed the planet, along with every alien ship. Ender then sees all the Earth dirigents crying and praying to their gods, huging each other. Thats when Mazer tells him nothing was a game, it was all real, the war ended and Ender became a colonist with his sister. He then goes to another world called Shakespeare in the second book.

Hope it helps,

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Ender's Game- why is ender promoted what is suprising about the promotion?

He's promoted because he's an amazing soldier and commander. It's surprising because he's so underage.

More specificly he is premoted at such an advanced rate because humanity is in need of the comander who will defeat the buggers.

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How is manipulation used in Ender's Game?

The teachers of battle school use Valentine (Ender's sister) to make him work harder in battle school.

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At what age was ender wiggin chosen?

he was chosen at age 6

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Ender's Game what is the hero's quest?

To destroy the Buggers

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What chapter does ender kill bonzo in Ender's Game?

Chapter 12. Bonzo.

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What is the conflict in Enders Game?

the conflict in Ender's game is to defeat the aliens"Buggers",who are more intelligent than the human.. Buggers are threats to the human kind .they are faster in making decisions. They are defeated twice and are now more dangerous.

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What is the theme for the book Ender's Game?

* People are happy when they do what they are good at * People are what they are made to become * People will do what they have to do * People wear a mask and their face grows to fit it * The enemy's gate is down

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On what page of the book 'Enders Game' did Ender kill Bonzo?

page 211

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Does ender in Ender's Game love valentine?

Valentine is his sister, so yes. But not in a romantic way.

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Is ender like valentine in Ender's Game?

He is like Val and like Peter, Val is nice Peter is mean. Val would never hurt someone and Peter would hurt someone and like it. Ender would hurt someone if he had to but he wouldn't like it.

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Why did ender's sister call him ender in Ender's Game?

When Valentine and Ender where little, valentine couldn't completely pronounce "Andrew" and so called him Ander which late became Ender. This is revealed in Ender In Exile

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What is the monitor for in the story Ender's Game?

So that the I.F can see who is capable of being in war against the bugger.

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Celebrity Births Deaths and Ages

What is Orson Scott Card's birthday?

Orson Scott Card was born on August 24, 1951.

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Where can you read enders game online?

On Google.

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What is ender's monitor for in Ender's Game?

the monitor is for the government to see ender's world the way ender does.

Its actually for the government to see if Ender is capable of saving the world

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Places of action for Ender's Game?

Earth, Specifically America (Greenburow Carolina)

Battle School an orbiting space station

A cleaned out hive world at the far reaches of our galaxy that has been turned into a human strategic command

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Ender's Game- in chapter 10 who are the people talking in the introduction?

Colonel Graff and Anderson

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How is progress propelled by fear in Harrison Bergeron?

Kurt Vonnegut's 'Harrison Bergeron' illuminates that progress is propelled by fear. The government's desire to exert and maintain absolute power over its citizens and 'restrict their freedoms' has led it to brainwash its citizens through advanced technology. Advanced technology seen through the "mental-handicap radio" and restrictions on the people like 'heavy weights and face masks' to maintain this power over the people. "The transmitter in the mental handicap radio would send out a sharp noise to keep the more intelligent people from taking advantage of their brains." In this quote irony is used as the more gifted and intelligent people of society are no longer gifted in their intelligence, as it now acts as a 'hindrance', rather than a benefit. The irony is that if you are gifted, then you are disadvantaged through a government that controls your intelligence. This concept of fear of freedom by the government has obviously lead them to disadvantaging the physically and mentally gifted to eliminate any threat to stop their power exertion over the people.

Progress is also propelled by fear, as the people in the society have a great fear of retribution for disobeying the fascist and controlling government laws. The progress seen through this fear is of obedience to the fascist laws. "Two years in prison and two thousand dollars fine for every lead ball I take out of this weight canvas bag. Is that really a good bargain?" In this quote, a rhetorical question is used to dramatise the ironic nature of the quote, because obviously the severe punishment that is described for removing the 'weight canvas handicap' is obviously not a good bargain. This fear of retribution by the people promotes this government manipulation and absolute power.

Progress is also propelled by fear, as the government's fear of the people having equality has made it set up 'laws' to essentially achieve 'equality' but by a tyrannical way. "Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else." In this quote triplication of the anaphora language technique is used to reinforce the ideas of supposed equality that is represented. This also helps to exaggerate how supposedly 'equal' the society really was. The language in this quote acts as very persuasive with the repetition of the 'Nobody' to ensure that the meaning of equality was understood. This notion of fear of 'true equality' by the people is seen very easily through the way that everybody in society has been 'made equal', but in the process has used propaganda and manipulation to achieve it. This fear of 'true equality' has ended up having progress through creating oppression on the people.

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In the book Ender's Game why did the government have to have a commander with empathy?

In theory only a commander with empathy could anticipate the actions that the "Buggers" might take and prepare to take counter actions, lure them into traps, set up defenses, etc. It was also necessary because a commander with empathy would care about the losses he might suffer and thus would not throw away lives unnecessarily.

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When did orson Scott card write Ender's Game?

he wrote it in 1985 to set up for the book speaker of the dead.

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