Monday, September 22, 2014

Ender's Game:

Have you ever thought of saying screw the system? What if you ordered items online and when the delivery person leaves them on your doorstep, you claim you never received them? What if when checking out at one of those self-service checkout registers, you took a couple of items each time without paying? What if instead of paying for films and music, you downloaded them for free from file sharing websites? (Everyone pretty much does that already).

What's the point of following rules if the games is stacked against you? You're just going to lose anyway. That was the lesson in Ender's Game. If Ender Wiggins followed the rules, he would lose, so he ignored them.

If you haven't read the novel or seen the film, I won't spoil it for you by telling you what happened. It was a great novel. You should definitely read it for yourself.


  1. Yeah, but then he spent the rest of his life in soul crushing regret.

  2. That was the bad part of the novel. Orson Scott Card should have left that out of the novel. Where the author really nailed it was the conflict, first between Ender and his competitors in the academy and then with the alien species, coupled with the inherent sympathy we have for children.

  3. It was the best part of the novel. You cannot be a good human by hating others. Even when he beat that kid in the shower that was going to beat him, he felt horrible pain about it. We are all children, children of the stars.

    1. I think you can still be good and hate.