Valentine wonders if it’s possible to assume another identity and not become that person. Do you think it’s possible? Why or why
Why does Graff think Ender must believe there will never be any help for him? What does this say about Graff’s character?
Carn Carby is gracious in defeat, and Ender admires this. He adds Carn to his list of human beings. Who else do you think is on Ender's list? Defend your answers.
Ender wants to be a good commander, yet he does things that he think s he shouldn't have done during the first practice. What, in your opinion, does he do right, and what does he do wrong?
There is a real battle, internally and unspoken, between Peter and Valentine. Who is manipulating whom? Who really has the power?
Dink tells Ender that a commander has only as much power as his followers give him. Do you agree or disagree with Dink's statement.
Why do you think Ender obeyed orders in one battle and disobeyed in the next? If you were Bonso what would you do?
What’s the purpose of the “Giant’s Drink”? How should Ender evaluate his success at this game? Is he a murderer?
Discuss the significance of Ender’s gratitude to Peter. Will Peter’s lessons be important to Ender in the future?
After the launch into space Graff singles out Ender and tells the boys that Ender is the smartest. Why do you think Colonel Graff singled out Ender and made the other boys hate him? In your opinion how will
Ender make the boys respect him later on?