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Ender's Game

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Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card


"Ways of Seeing": Appearance vs. Reality (this will guide your thesis)


Skills development: Identifying patters, gathering evidence, finding a thesis


Our study

How does characterization develop theme?

1. A character's development often advances an idea;

2. When characters parallel or complement one another, they often explore an idea)


Character Analysis




(Stilson, Bonzo, Bernard, Shen, Alai) 

Thematic Questions

1. Is violence necessary?

2. What is the cost of sacrifice?  


Theme Analysis

Power v. Violence

Purpose and Identity





Tips for Notetaking Index

Primary Side: Themes

Secondary Side: Characters




1. The lines between leadership and bullying


2. Ender --> Peter (opinion); E is afraid of this (fact).

  • Keeps gettting in fights.
  • During or after his fights, E seeks revenge.
  • E says, "I am a murderer, even when I play. Peter would be proud of me" (47).


(fact vs. opinion)

Fact -- something that objectively and unwaveringly the case

Opinion -- what someone believes or thinks, open to debate


Thesis statement: An opinion supported by facts/evidence. 


Wondering questions 

Who has the power? 

What is the cost of survival?

How does love affect Ender?

Who is Ender, anyway?

Who is Peter, anyway?



Finding a Thesis through Wondering Questions


Define: Reading is...

Define wondering and clarifying questions

1st chapters record three questions per night

write on paper next day. attach to wondering or clarifying


What is a good discussion question?

after ch. 1-4, have each table write summer and discussion questions for designated chap.

What is a leader?

What does it take to shape a leader?


After "Games"

Intro Appearance vs. Reality

Who is the real enemy?

How are these games more than war games? What is at stake?

What do these "games" do to Ender?

When is one's sacrifice too much?


Each night develop 1-3 discussion questions.


Track ideas under "appearance vs. reality"

Gather quotations and page numbers.





EG Ch 1

EG Ch 2

EG Ch 3

EG Ch 4

EG Ch 5

EG Ch 6

EG Ch 7

EG Ch 8

EG Ch 9

EG Ch 10

EG Ch 11

EG Ch 12

EG Ch 13

EG Ch 14

EG Ch 15















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