Shadow of the Hegemon

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    Like a little girl mimicking her mother at the vanity table, the movie adaptation of Ender’s Game, written by Orson Scott Card, resembled its predecessor but paid minimal homage to the beloved novel, despite its fancy dresses woven with exquisite graphics and its faint perfumes of action and intensity. By focusing on the general events at Battle School and Command School, the film left out the specific details of Ender’s training experience. Although the movie included essential scenes from the book, it also compressed the novel’s eventful plot by taking out major pieces of the storyline. The film deprived its audience the opportunity of witnessing the Wiggin siblings grow up, but it adequately portrayed minor characters. Gavin Hood, the director, showed his audience the near-impossibility of replicating Orson Scott Card’s well-known novel through his minimal similarities to the book, lack of details, plot alterations, and poor character development. Although the movie paralleled the novel through its description of Ender’s seclusion at school, it failed to include Card’s extravagant details about the protagonist’s creative tactics and companions. Both the film and the movie mentioned the necessity of surrounding Ender with enemies as a way of fostering self-reliance. For example, during the trip into space, Colonel Graff intentionally implied Ender’s superiority when the boy noted the different possibilities of orientation in zero-gravity, causing the other Launchies to pick…

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    Being the world hegemon, our country has often assisted countries such as third world countries, those countries who had dealt with natural disasters, and assisting our allies who are under NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization). However, when our country is under attack by terrorists our government is not afraid to fight back because the county’s safety is on the line. In the turn of the 21st century, the United States was under attack by an Islamic terrorist group by the name of al- Qaeda…

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