Bullying in Ender's Game - 795 words (2023)

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The end justifies the means
The syrupy bullies who get away with their bullying. The adults who do not protect. The leaders who tell brutal lies. Ender Wiggin, a third, has to go through all this to save humanity from the fools. At the beginning of this science fiction novel, Ender's Game, written by Orson Scott Card,Ender Wigginfaced a difficult choice. He was bullied by Stilson, a schoolboy who put pressure on Ender. Deciding he had no choice but to fight back, Ender tackled Stilson to the ground. But Ender realized he could walk away and expect to meet him again the next day, or kick him while he's on the ground. To win all future matches, he kicked Stilson as he lay down, killing him. Ender was unaware that he had actually killed Stilson. This act of violence earned Ender a place in Battle School. Colonel Graff of the Battle School manipulated Ender into entering. Humanity was at war with aliens known as buggers, and the battle school was the training ground for future commanders.
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However, Ender was actually the fleet commander for the third invasion. Ender was happy to hear that he was going to graduate, because he was very tired of it all. But when he saw the battle, he realized that he was far outnumbered. He didn't even want to play, but decided he wanted to win an unfair match. Ender won the battle by destroying the planet the enemy lived on, and the room erupted in cheers. Mazer told Ender that he was the actual boss of the third invasion and that he had just destroyed the buggers (maps 203-207). After Ender won the final battle, he was the only one not celebrating. He was upset and angry that he had destroyed the buggers. He thinks he should have had a choice. Graff and Rackham manipulated him into playing the game. But their manipulation was the right thing to do in order to survive


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