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Media, Information and Technoculture
Media, Information and Technoculture 3214F/G
Tim Blackmore

October 4, 2012 Ender’s Game Themes - Trandformation through progression - Childhood - Appearance vs. reality - Dehumanization—self vs. other - Violence - Isolation - Man vs. machine - Power—manipulation—authority - Friendship - Progress?? - Duty - Speech - Expression - Censorship - Free will—what is free fill? - Threats - Family vs. relationships - We destroy them or they destroy us - Enemies vs. friends - Right vs. wrong - Good vs. evil - Masks - Virtual reality - Memory Appearance vs. Reality - Stilson’s murder begins the false reality throughout the book - Ender passed his ‘last test’ and is officially viewed as ‘the chosen one’ but just doesn’t know it yet - PG. 111 “The battle school was so enclosed, the game so important in the minds of the children, that Ender had forgotten there was a world outside.” - From the moment Ender was enlisted, he was tricked into believing this false reality, having the mindset that he was a simple soldier, not ‘the chosen one’ - During the final, Ender is tricked into commanding his team in what appears as a training simulation, which we later find out was the actual the war against buggers. Upon this discovery, Ender is furio
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