How Does Ender's Personality Change Throughout the Novel?
Name: Enzo Prado
Grade: 10th Red
Teacher: Mrs. Teal
How does one's personality change? Can you retain it or does it always alter as you grow? Within the novel, Ender's Game, written by the novelist, Orson Scott Card, Ender's personality is seen to constantly change as the novel undergoes its path in revealing the life of Andrew Wiggins, or better known as Ender. Ender is seen as an open person, or as openly subject to change. The novel commences describing this character as an innocent or naÃÂ¯ve being that later on, towards the middle of the novel, shows mediocre morality that would a spark of change in his growing capabilities of self-protection. Yet as the novel ends, Ender results as a very independent or self-reliant person in his caring acts and strong leadership. Although Ender himself was born and grew up on Earth, the majority of his change results in space, on a ship where he'd attend battle school and spend some of the most impacting years of his life.
Years filled with hardships, deception, and survival.
In the beginning of the novel, Ender is seen as a very innocent and naive person. As a child Ender had a monitor placed, in which the "government" could survey his every moment in life. Although he kept it for an extended period of time compared to other children the International Fleet did eventually take off his monitor. During this action the reader could clearly see his sister valentine's role in Ender's life as a loving care-giver. "I'm sorry ender.' Ã¢ÂÂ¦looking at the bandaid on his neck.'Ã¢ÂÂ¦'I don't care. I'm glad it's gone'Ã¢ÂÂ¦'now he's like us'Ã¢ÂÂ¦trying to soothe the pain away" (Valentine & Ender pg 10) The fact that Ender...