Ender’s Friendship Quotes Essay

Ender has been getting bullied by a boy in his school named Stilston. Stilston and his corrupt friends decided to pick on Ender and make him feel lonely. Having only himself to rely on, he feels that no one will be able to help him. As a result, Ender beat up Stilston to help himself. When he sees what he has done, Ender relates the situation to him and his brother, Peter. Peter bullied him, and now he bullied Stilston.
It would keep him away from Peter/* that was more important, that might be a matter of life itself. But to leave Mother and Father, and above all, to leave Valentine. And become a soldier. Ender didn’t like fighting. He didn’t like Peter’s kind, the strong against the weak, and he didn’t like his own kind…

To keep dignity, and give honor where it’s due, so that defeat is not disgrace. And I hope I don’t have to do it often
(Page 128).
This quote shows Ender’s greatness in the way that he has respect and pride even towards people who he is battling against. Ender has a large amount of dignity even towards his enemies. It also demonstrates Ender’s competitiveness and his unwillingness to lose.
“In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. And then, in that very moment when I love them/*” (Page 167).
In this quote Ender is explaining to Valentine the reason he hates himself. He is able to have a great amount of empathy for them, but at that moment he must kill them.When he does this he is also hurting himself emotionally.In the situations Ender has been in he has no choice other than destroying those enemies, but he wishes for there to be another.
“I don’t want to beat Peter.”
`Then what do you want?”
`I want him to love me.” (Page…