Chapter 1: How to Beat the Shit Outta People to Influence Them
Summary (Spoiler Alert)
Two random people talk about starting something. Then, cut to Andrew “Ender” Wiggin sitting in a doctor’s office waiting to get his monitor taken off/out/whatever. The doctor does so, but there’s some real pain happening there.
Back at school, we learn that Ender is a “third” and that being so is a bad thing. Some boys start to pick on Ender, so he ruthlessly beats the holy shit outta one of them. They do not do that again, especially after he gives them a speech that would make Clint Eastwood nervous.
- What the holy hell is a “monitor” and why does not having it cause people to beat the living shit outta other people?
- What the holy hell is a “third” and does it make people beat the living shit outta other people?
- This seems to be the future. Discuss how people beating the living shit outta other people has not changed in the future.
- Why do you think he is called “Ender?” Discuss. Hint: Probably birthing order and how it causes people to beat the living shit outta other people.