I personally think the object of the game is to get use to being stuck in certain positions that are very unique, i think it is trying to train them to think on their feet and think outside the box.He should take it as an accomplishment he figured out how to defeat the giant. No of course he is not a murderer it is just a game and that is the point, to try and figure out how to get to the end.
Great answer Kennedy! It's thorough and well thought out. What do you think of the nature of the defeat? It is kind of gruesome the way Ender takes out the Giant.
I really like your answer and I do agree that is about trying to get to the end of the game
The purpose of "Giant's Drink" is to throw the player into horrifically random and unexpected scenarios in which the player must do everything within their power to solve them.
Ender should evaluate his progress with how many puzzles he solves without dying, not how many things he kills.
Ender is not a murderer because it's just a game. The giant was way bigger than Ender and was trying to kill him. He acted in self defense.
He acted in self defense, just like when he beat up Stilson, and hurt Bernard. Ender hates that he is good at self defense because when he protects himself he often destroys his opponent. This could be significant later on. The definition of murder though is: the unlawful killing of a human being with malice aforethought. Okay, so the giant isn't human, but Ender repeated the game until he beat the giant to the death. So isn't that with malice and intent?
The purpose of the "Giant's Drink" is to get the boys to think quick and have more than one solution to the scenarios. He should evaluate his success by how far he gets in the game. No the game was trying to kill your character you have to kill some of the characters the game throws at you and besides the characters in the game are not real.
The "Giant's Drink" gives players a strange situation where you must cheat it so it doesn't cheat you or else, if you don't, you will die. This game represents the buggers because they will be trying to win to, and there are no rules, just like how the game is supposed to be played. #EndersGame #hashtag #sharkweek
Great answer A-a-ron! There isn't any reason to believe that the buggers will "play nice, and by the rules" and you're right they want to win, just the same as the humans want to win - no matter what it takes!
I think the purpose of the giants drink is to test ender and the others. he should evaluate his success by how well he does in the game. I don`t think ender is a murderer because he was tired of dieing
I think the purpose of the Giant's Drink is to make the player think quickly and effectively so the player doesn't die. Ender should be proud of beating it because like the bat said "not many people get this far." I don't think he is a murderer because it was only a video game but it is setting him up to kill people or monsters to win or get to a certain goal.
Casey makes a good point at the end - the games are created to assist children in the art of war. Strategy and killing is what it will come down to. So the game helps them practice and desensitizes them to killing.
The "Giants drink" purpose is about how to work different angles of strategies. Ender thinks he is murder but in reality he isn't he just figured out the game even if evolves cheating. He should think of himself as wow maybe I am the smartest. He isn't a killer and peter would be proud of because he is doing good not because he is a MURDER. His family is getting brought up in the chapters to keep reminding us that his is six. Like im not that smart and how he figures out the gravity. I got lost just reading it! Like I didn't really find this chapter as interesting. PS. WONT BE THERE TOMMOROW.
The "Giant's Drink" purpose is to throw of the student in puzzles. People need to think out of the box to win the game. Ender should go on in Fairyland and explore more instead of going to bed. It is not murder if it is the only way to get to Fairyland, besides the game keeps killing him.
I think the game is used for testing your ability to thing outside the box and change the fate of the game. Its the same thing as though you are changing the fate of the war when you believe you have lost. I also believe that Ender should stop comparing himself to Peter, as he is not the same at all. He needs to also realize he is now in battle school, training to lead a war. If he cant kill a giant in a game that he is mad with for rigging the game, how will he do when the war begins?
Good point Brooke. Again, the game is meant to desensitize him so he doesn't think about killing as right or wrong, but as necessary for survival.
I think it is to see if you can figure out to look past the glasses and realise its not the drik that has to be chosen
The purpose of the Giants drink is to challenge the players, to show then that some wars cannot be won. But Andrew showed the game who's boss!!! Andrew should thing of himself as a murderer he just used different means to accomplish a goal.
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