Chapter 4: Living Shit Kicking, In Space!
Summary (Spoiler Alert)
The two shadow people talk about how Ender beat the living shit outta that other boy. One of them seems to think this makes Ender sweet, and the shadow guy likes making smart children into living shit beating monsters.
Back with Ender, the children are being loaded onto the shuttle for launch to Battle School. Ender starts playing mind games with himself, thinking about how the floor can be any direction if there’s no gravity.
Military guy Graff comes in and starts swinging around the other boys who are puking in zero gravity. Graff drops the happy shit and says that because Ender knows where the floor is he’s super cool.
The other kids do not think Ender is super cool. One of the other kids starts hitting Ender on the head, so Ender flings the kid across the shuttle and breaks his arm, continuing his streak of Living Shit Kicking.
Ender feels betrayed by Graff, and Graff laughs at him for it. Ender feels bad, but when he goes away Graff admits that he likes the kid.
Step one in creating Hitler is making Hitler want to beat the shit outta everybody by telling him his art sucks. Agree or disagree?
Graff is a dick. Discuss.
This Ender kid seems a lot like Harry Potter, but written way before Harry Potter and beats the living shit outta people a lot. Do you like Harry Potter?
If you were on a space shuttle, how would you break someone’s arm? Do you think you would enjoy it?