Thursday, April 29, 2010

Ender's Game - Chapter 4

“With Ender, we have to strike a delicate balance. Isolate him enough that he remains creative- otherwise he’ll adopt the system here and we’ll lose him. At the same time, we need to make sure he keeps a strong ability to lead.”

  1. What is the balance that Graff insists is important with Ender? How does he start establishing this balance?

  2. Do you agree with Graff’s methods? Explain.

  3. How are Graff and Ender similar?

  4. At this point, who is Ender’s enemy?


  1. 1. They are going to try to cut him off from society completely, in order to attempt to collect his brilliant ideas and not lose his brilliance either. They plan on moving forward on that idea as soon as Andy gets to school.

    2. Yes and no. I see where they are coming from, but I think they could've started that maybe a little later in his life. Like, when he reaches his teens. That way, he will contain a childhood, because remember, a psycho is not born... he is made! So that's why I think they need to be careful with this idea, that they don't overdo it.

    3. They both have very military based ideas. For instance, when he stomped the crap outta that kid, he did it for a reason. Same with how Graff is going to handle Ender when he arrives. He'll be doing it for a reason...

    4. He's looking at Graffy as the enemy. Yet, Graffy insists that he is not the enemy, and that Ender will eventually wise up and maybe save the race of humankind. WHO KNOWS SAYS I???

    -Mr. BuNgLe believes that Ender needs Otep in his life. MOSH THE CRAP OUTTA THAT KID! **** HIM UP!!!! YEAA!!!! *headbangs to Battle Ready*

  2. 1 Graff wants the other troops to honor Ender, considering he may soon be the commander.

    2 Not really. Now the kids will dislike Ender and Graff, which would end up creating bad situations.

    3 Both Ender and Graff think strategically.

    4 Ender believes Graff is his enemy.