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There is a thin line between the world of the game and reality. At the Battle School, the game is their reality. All that the kids know at the School is the game. They practice, they battle each other, but it is all a game. When Ender goes to Command School, it is flipped. Ender believes that he is practicing for the real bugger wars, when in reality, he is actually killing them, destroying their race. When the "Queen" of the buggers somehow got into his head when he beat the giant game, it was the game merging with reality. When he saw Peter and when he saw himself in the mirror, the game and reality were no longer distinguishable; they had merged inside of Ender's mind. Theme of the novel This theme can relate to the real world, because there are people who are so immersed in games; video games, for example, that they forget who their real loved ones are; they forget about reality altogether. The game is their life; such games as World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, and the like. They don't remember reality, they don't have a job, and they are most likely living in their parents' basement. It's not quite the same application as in the novel, but it still is the theme. Otto von Bismarck Bismarck was a statesman that brought Germany together, made them a major go-to country for world affairs, and, after 1871, created a balance of power so that the world was kept at peace. This allusion helps you to understand the novel because Peter is comparing himself to Bismarck. Peter wants to become a ruler of the world; he wants to be the mediator between all of the warring countries. John Locke Locke was known as a very influential thinker and politician. His contributions to politics are reflected in our own Declaration of Independence. This allusion also reflects the novel because this is the screen name that Peter takes in order to influence the general public to believe in his political views; he wants to be as influential as Locke once was. Alexander the Great Alexander the Great was a king of Macedon, was undefeated in battle, and was considered one of the greatest commanders of all time. This allusion relates to the novel because Alexander was very young when he got to be king, and Peter and Valentine are very young and trying to take over the world; Card used this man to show that it was possible for the two to gain control of the world. The Protagonist The author develops the main character mainly through the use of his thoughts. Card goes inside of Ender's head to show us what Ender is feeling, how he is coping with what he is having to go through. Ender changes from the beginning of the novel to the end because he completely grows up. At the beginning, he is a child, young, but still bright. By the end of the novel, though he is still in his teens, he has grown up; he has fought and won a war and killed people. He changed almost completely throughout the book. Ender reminds me of Montag, from Fahrenheit 451. At the beginning of the book, Montag was a firefighter who didn't care about much of anything, and by the end, he had a purpose--he had something to live for. It was different than Ender's situation, but I still believe that he too changed. Emma Wright
3rd period
September 2011 "It's fine to work with these hegemonist Russians with the buggers out there..." pg. 137
hegemonist-leadership exercised by one nation over others "Not this cold-eyed, dark-skinned manling who kills wasps with his fingers." pg. 236
manling-a little man "It was plain that Ender was not the provocateur." pg. 305
provocateur-a person who provokes trouble or the like "...and they had the gall to perform the victory and end the game right under their noses." pg. 218
gall-bitterness of spirit "...no invasion could ever threaten the human race with annihilation." pg. 153
annihilation-extinction, destruction Imagery in the novel Diction "Ender stepped under the water and rinsed himself, took the sweat of combat and let it run down the drain." pg. 214 "There were no stars at all. Just empty, empty space in a dazzlingly bright room." pg. 192 "...his whole body bent with weariness, his eyes dark from lack of sleep; and yet his skin was still soft and translucent, the skin of a child, the soft curved cheek, the slender limbs of a little boy." pg. 220 Symbol The names of the armies that Ender was placed in were symbols. Ender was placed in Salamander and Phoenix armies before he was placed as commander of his own army, Dragon. All armies are linked together through their association with fire. The dragon symbolizes Ender's intelligence and violence. The salamander represents the fact that Ender was cut off from his old group, right as he was starting to fit in, and he has to regrow as a soldier. The Six Weeks Theme The Mystery Within I believe that this book relates to the six weeks theme because within the entire novel, there is a mystery. The giant's game is a mystery, because Ender never knows what's going to happen in the game. When he made it up into the tower, it was all a mystery. The entire game was pretty much a mystery to Ender. The entire novel was pretty much a mystery. You never know what is going to happen next--another example is when Ender is fighting the buggers although he doesn't know it. It was a mystery up until we found out that he was really facing the buggers, because we had no idea when he was going to face them. Connections in the Novel I think that the sibling rivalry in the novel really connects to me. I feel like mine is a bit different, though, because while Peter and Valentine are working together, it doesn't necessarily mean that they love each other; they are just coming together as siblings, who both happen to be geniuses, to try and get Peter to the top. Even though my brother and I fight a lot, we still love each other in the end. There is always rivalry between us: he said, she said; this is fair, this isn't fair; etc. I feel like even though we get into arguments quite a bit, we love each other in the end; unlike Peter and Valentine. by: Orson Scott Card
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