To show that colonel Graff care's for him. Shows that he is not just a tough colonel
You have to remember that andrew is only six so thats kind of normal for a six year old.
I agree with Cody. OSC is just reminding us that Ender is ONLY 6!! He is behaving like a little boy, not the saviour that he expected to become.
It shows that somebody liked him beacause his family didn't.
Valentine loves Ender. His parents do not hate him, but they don't seem to know how to show him their love either. Is it because he is a third? They don't seem to show their love/affection towards Peter or Valentine either.
of course he would grab his hand he is only little,Orson added this part in to show that these kids are actually kids they have feelings too.I think it just reminds me that this is a really big deal for anyone to take on let alone a six year old.
It shows that Ender trusts Graff because Graff didn't lie to Enderabout the hardships he would face.
This is a great point! I'm not sure if Ender trusts Graff, but he at least recognizes that Graff isn't lying to him.
I think that Scott put that in the book because he wants you to remember that he is still only six years old and not an adult or teenager and for me as a reader it is very effective.
I think it shows that Graff has a softer side and to also in clued detail
Orson Scott Card includes this because it reminds you that Ender is only six years old. He is still a little boy no matter what he does to other people or things. The affect it has on the reader is that you emotionally connect with how young of a kid he is.
I think he included this to show that Ender is still a small child, terrified at the thought of being "the one". Its also tells us the Ender feels protected with Graff, in a way. He feels as though Graff is the only one he has left, as Valentine and his parents are no longer there. The author helps you to connect with the character and create a sort of bond, to help you feel for them later on.
Do you think OSC is setting us (the reader) up? In this moment we kind of want to like Graff, but will he actually be Ender's friend?
I think he will atualy be his friend but hide it from ender and every one else
It shows that Ender has trust in Graff, he think Graff is his friend and would not lie to him. Ender is still only 6 he is a small child not a older boy how thinks he is to mature.
I would grab Graff's hand to and im 14, it helps you make connections to the story as if you were in the situation yourself. what would you do? it reminds the reader that he is 6 and is scared and doesn't know what is in head of him. Graff tell him straight out, that it is going to be hard and you will have to leave your family and he doesn't lie to him, which I think he knows.
Love this answer! Very honest :)
I think that Griff did it so it wasn't such a shock of loneliness to Andrew, plus Andrew is only six years old.
Graff came across rude And i didint really like him but he was lying aswell
The author does this action to remind us readers that Ender is a young child and needs support because he is only 6, and doing this affects the reader by showing us how difficult the decision will be for Ender.
The reader has to remember that Ender is only six years old and is probably really scared. This is a difficult decision and by showing us that he doesn't know what to do because he is little and scared, helps remind us that Ender trusts Graff.
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