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Unformatted text preview: Jenna Filler English 15 Comparing Art of War and Enders Game 1. From the excerpts of the Art of War by Sun Tzu, I found from the section: laying plans, number 13 that its connected well with Enders strategies in Enders Game . Number 13 deals with a series of questions; Which of the two generals has most ability? On which side is discipline most rigorously enforced? Which army is stronger? On which side are officers and men more highly trained? All of these questions are how Ender usually thinks and strategizes before every battle. He answers all these questions in a way to figure out how his opponent works and the way the game might go. With the answers to these questions he usually has a good understanding of who will win, based on what strategy the commander for each team is deciding to use. 2. The same section, laying plans, I also found an excerpt that relates to Ender. Number 22 says, If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. This is similar to Ender and Bonzo, when Ender is part of the Salamander Army and how Bonzo does not really want him on his team, so he tells Ender to come in last in every battle. He makes him wait until the last possible second, and then comes in and just stands there till the battle ends. In this section Ender and Bonzo are not really an opponent like the statement says, but they do not get along at all, sort of making them an enemy to each other. During this part of the story, Ender thinks it is best to stop the other army from beating the other....
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