ender's game 2 - Richard J Ollio Science Fiction Professor...

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Richard J Ollio 4/19/12 Science Fiction Professor Ellen Bishop Ender’s Game Ender’s game follows the story of Ender Wiggin, a boy with an extremely high intellect, who was called upon by the government to be a part of the initial program to become a military commander of the star fleet. This program was to place a monitor initially into a child to watch their everyday life and their progress. They want Ender because of his general genius and how he reacted to the bully situation after his monitor was removed. Since Ender reacted in the way he did, and did what he did for the sake of survival in the future, he was finally chosen to be sent to the commander school Ender in the book started out at the age of six and was thrown into the military life immediately following his actions in school after he got his monitor taken out. Throughout his life in the school there are many points of interest that intertwine into the thoughts of today’s world. A few of these major thoughts and questions are: human behavior/condition, science fiction ideas, hypothetical questions raised in the book, and universal thoughts. It raises many thoughts and questions on what and how people in the book thought to make their decisions. This book shows how the world today thinks and functions as well as how politics works. It starts as a six year old Ender had his monitor taken out and then because of it got in a fight in school. Then colonel Graff shows up at his house asking Ender if he would like to go to battle school. Battle school is a beginners’ version of commander
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school for children in which they are tested in ability though practices and games. This station is located in space which is why Ender had to take a spaceship to get there. In the spaceship he throws a kid across the ship because he was abusing Ender; eventually we find out that the kid dies. Ender gets to battle school and makes enemies right away mainly with Bernard. He seems to always play the game on his computer, one that knows him maybe better than he knows himself. This is continuously brought up in the novel as Ender sometimes just loses it because of some of the things that he sees while playing the game. Ender figures out the computers and makes friends, eventually with Bernard too after a while. Ender throughout the novel progressed through the academy faster than anyone else before him and was unheard of and was eventually upgraded and moved to commander school. But before that he spent some time on Earth and saw his sister, then went to commander school. Here he played some more simulations with his friends from battle school and never lost a battle under his instructor Mazer Rackham, which he was tricked into controlling real starships and fighting the real war for the command; eventually winning it. Then he with his sister went with the people and inhabited the Bugger planet.
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  • Spring '12
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