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What happens in the book Ender’s Game?

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Asked by: Matthew Southers

The novel tells the story of a young boy, Ender Wiggin, who is sent to a training academy named Battle School, located in orbit above the Earth, built to train people to become soldiers that will one day battle against a vast alien race known as “Buggers”.

What happens at the end of Ender’s Game Book?

Through all four endings, Ender defeats or overcomes his old enemies: he defeats the adults by escaping to a new world, defeats the other kids by reconnecting with his sister, overcomes the buggers by realizing they’re not enemies (which is a kind of defeat), and he defeats his brother by finally making peace with him.

Who dies in Ender’s Game Book?

remove Ender’s monitoring device when he is six years old, seemingly ending his chances of Battle School. He is bullied by a fellow student, Stilson, but Ender turns violent and attacks him. Unknown to Ender, Stilson later dies from his wounds.

Who does Ender end up with?

Novinha Ribeira

Ender Wiggin
Family John Paul Wiggin (father) Theresa Wiggin (mother) Peter Wiggin (brother) Valentine Wiggin (sister)
Spouse Novinha Ribeira
Children Miro Ribeira (step-son) Ela Ribeira (step-daughter) Quim Ribeira (step-son) Olhado Ribeira (step-son) Quara Ribeira (step-daughter) Grego Ribeira (step-son)

Does Ender save the world?

Ender Wiggin, the third in a family of child geniuses, is selected by international military forces to save the world from destruction. Before being chosen Ender wears a unique monitor that allows the heads of the military to see things as Ender does.

How old is Ender when he dies?

But still, Shmoop insists, he is symbolically, metaphorically, deadish. Consider this: Because of flying around willy-nilly on all those near-light-speed spacecrafts, Ender is more than three thousand years old. If you’re more than three thousand years old, you’re dust.

Does Ender find out he killed Bonzo?

Ender watched, and learned that he killed both Stilson and Bonzo.

Who takes valentine to Ender?


To a large degree Valentine has become her pseudonym. Graff picks her up after school one day and takes her to go see Ender.

Why was Ender allowed to be born?

Answers 1. Ender’s brother Peter was being watched by Graff and the military but Peter was mentally unstable. They allowed Ender to be born as a possible alternative.

Why does Ender see Peter in the mirror?

The mirror is a symbol of Ender’s introspectiveness and need for self-knowledge. Ender is always trying to understand what kind of person he is: is he barbaric, like Peter, or gentle, like Valentine? (This reminds us that Ender was born to be a combination of Valentine and Peter.)

What is Ender afraid of?

Ender. The younger brother of Peter and Valentine, at age six Ender is chosen by Colonel Graff and the International Fleet to help save mankind from the buggers. Ender is afraid of his brother and loves his sister.

Why does Valentine no longer fear Peter?

Valentine knows that Peter can find peoples fears and manipulate them and that she can persuade people to do what she wants them to do, and realizes that there is much of Peter in her—they both manipulate in their own ways. He has a plan to take over the world.

Who does Ender meet in Chapter 7?

One evening, Petra leaves Ender to himself. Ender decides to return to his old barracks. There, he finds Bernard, along with Alai. He invites them to practice maneuvers in the battleroom.

Where does Ender go after killing the giant?


Finally, playing angrily, Ender knocks over the drinks and attacks the Giant, digging through his eye with his hands. The Giant screams and dies and a bat welcomes Ender into Fairyland.

What does Ender do to Bernard?

What does Ender do to Bernard? He twists and breaks his arm. “I am not a killer,” Ender said to himself over and over.

What is Ender forbidden in Salamander army?

Bonzo tells Ender not to do anything in battle and to stay out of the way. Petra tells Ender she will teach him how to fight in the battleroom. Petra does so, and also tells him that they can control gravity and do many things that the adults do not tell them about.

Is alai a girl in Ender’s game?

Alai (pronounced ah-lie) is a Muslim of North African descent. In Battle School, he was an exceptional student, adroit in the battle room, and was one of the first children to befriend Ender, with the word “salaam” and a kiss on the cheek.

What request does Ender Bean make?

He is very cocky, and reminds Ender of himself. What request does Bean make of Ender? He wants a toon.

Who does Ender think will be his first friend at Battle School?


Because Shen wiggles his butt when he walks, he becomes Ender’s first friend at Battle School. That is, Bernard makes fun of Shen and Ender gets back at Bernard – so that makes Shen and Ender BFFs. Shen is also one of the people who Ender practices with.

Who arm does Ender break?


Ender challenges an older boy to play him best of three on a game; he beats the boy the second and third games and shocks all of the older students around. Bernard, whose arm Ender broke, quickly gathers a troop around him.

What does Peter threaten to do to Ender?

Peter, a full four years older than Ender, remarks out loud that he could kill Ender by slowly crushing the air out of his lungs with his knee and how everyone would think it was an accident.

What is Ender’s weakness?

Main Character and their conflict. Ender has strengths and weaknesses. One of his strengths are that he is very smart, but that can be a weakness because it makes him isolated also. Another one of his strengths are that he is very strong, but his weakness is that he can’t control his strength.

What does Ender symbolize in Ender’s game?

Ender’s Game SYMBOLISM / MOTIFS / IMAGERY / SYMBOLS. Although it is only with Ender for the first part of the novel, at that point it has come to represent safety and assurance that nothing bad will happen to him. It is constant adult supervision of his life.

Why must Ender’s parents let him go?

Why must Ender’s parents let him go? Ender is a third, he is the government’s property. Why are Ender’s parents ambiguous (confused) about his going to Battle School? Ender’s parents are ambiguous because he is still their son and they still love him.