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13th Sep '16 10:16:19 PM PaulA
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* And in ''Ender's Shadow'', when Bean, alone among Ender's jeesh, realizes [[spoiler: that the "simulation" they're playing is real and they are sending real men and women to their deaths, and laments for them]]: "O my son Absalom. My son, my son Absalom. Would God I could die for thee, O Absalom, my son. My sons!"
** Also in ''Ender's Shadow'', at the very end, when Bean finally gets to meet his parents, and his mother, who has just become aware of his existence around 10 seconds ago, opens her arms wide and shouts "Here are my sons, back from the war! I'm so proud of both of you!" or something to that effect. This causes even Bean to burst into tears; this is the kid who showed barely any emotion through the entire book.
** And shortly before that, in the dialogue between Graff and Sister Carlotta at the start of the last chapter when Carlotta tries telling Graff how he saved the world.
--> "Children, Sister Carlotta, the things I did to these children."
--> "You gave them a world to come home to."
--> "All but one of them."
* At the end of ''Shadow of the Giant'', Bean says goodbye in a letter to his wife, Petra, knowing he'll never see her again. The saddest part, though, is that their friend Peter has been reading the letter to her, but when she reads it, she realizes Peter added [[spoiler: "I love you"]] to the end.



* From ''Shadow of the Giant'', Graff's final letter to Bean. Again, doubles as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
--> [[spoiler: ''You did ok.'']]

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* From ''Shadow of the Giant'', Graff's final letter to Bean. Again, doubles as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
--> [[spoiler: ''You did ok.'']]
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18th Aug '15 10:22:06 AM mirlene
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* From ''Shadow of the Giant'', Graff's final letter to Bean. Again, doubles as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
--> [[spoiler: ''You did ok.'']]
26th May '15 9:36:48 AM CarolC
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* By the end of "Ender's Game," Ender believes his parents might have forgotten him. In a short piece by Card, we find this isn't true and that Ender's parents, who are still very much pining for their son, took some measure to keep Ender off Earth to protect him from Peter.

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* By the end of "Ender's Game," Ender believes his parents might have had forgotten him. In a short piece by Card, we find this isn't true and that Ender's parents, who are still very much pining for their son, took some measure to keep Ender off Earth to protect him from Peter.him.
26th May '15 9:33:13 AM CarolC
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* By the end of "Ender's Game," Ender believes his parents might have forgotten him. In a short piece by Card, we find this isn't true and that Ender's parents, who are still very much pining for their son, took some measure to keep Ender off Earth to protect him from Peter.
18th Mar '14 8:14:41 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* "Mother. Father. Did I do it right?"
2nd Dec '13 11:27:05 AM LahmacunKebab
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--> '''Ender:''' 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...I destroy them. I make it impossible for them to ever hurt me again. I grind them and grind them until they don't ''exist''.

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--> '''Ender:''' 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... I destroy them. I make it impossible for them to ever hurt me again. I grind them and grind them until they don't ''exist''.
10th Nov '13 11:55:50 AM Mullon
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* ''Children of the Mind'', near the end when [[spoiler: the young clone of]] Peter is watching Si Wang-Mu on the beach on the Samoan planet. It went something like "Because it's enough for me that when I touched your shoulder you leaned on me, and when you felt me slipping away, you called my name." That and the preceding paragraph.
7th Nov '13 8:02:59 PM DreadnoughtDT
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* From the movie, when [[spoiler: Ender is confronting the Hive Queen just inches from her egg. She reaches a claw out to, presumably, kill Ender to avenge her species. But she stops, and withdraws her claw, gently stroking his face instead. The single line that Ender speaks to the Queen clinches it.]]

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* From the movie, when [[spoiler: Ender is confronting the Hive Queen just inches from her egg. She reaches a claw out to, presumably, kill Ender to avenge her species. But she stops, and withdraws her claw, gently stroking his face instead. The single line that Ender speaks to the Queen clinches it.]]]] May also double as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
7th Nov '13 8:02:28 PM DreadnoughtDT
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* From the movie, when [[spoiler: Ender is confronting the Hive Queen just inches from her egg. She reaches a claw out to, presumably, kill Ender to avenge her species. But she stops, and withdraws her claw, gently stroking his face instead. The single line that Ender speaks to the Queen clinches it.]]
--> [[spoiler: ''Ender'': "You're dying..."]]
2nd Nov '13 9:48:19 PM FordPrefect
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* Ender's Game: "The most noble title any child can bear is third", "[[spoiler: I didn't want to kill anyone -- why wouldn't they leave me alone?]]", "[[spoiler: He fought with honor. I didn't fight with honor. I fought to win.]]", "Do they know me well enough to know I don't fear death?"

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* Ender's Game: ''Ender's Game'': "The most noble title any child can bear is third", "[[spoiler: I didn't want to kill anyone -- why wouldn't they leave me alone?]]", "[[spoiler: He fought with honor. I didn't fight with honor. I fought to win.]]", "Do they know me well enough to know I don't fear death?"



* And in Ender's Shadow, when Bean, alone among Ender's jeesh, realizes [[spoiler: that the "simulation" they're playing is real and they are sending real men and women to their deaths, and laments for them]]: "O my son Absalom. My son, my son Absalom. Would God I could die for thee, O Absalom, my son. My sons!"
** Also in Ender's Shadow, at the very end, when Bean finally gets to meet his parents, and his mother, who has just become aware of his existence around 10 seconds ago, opens her arms wide and shouts "Here are my sons, back from the war! I'm so proud of both of you!" or something to that effect. This causes even Bean to burst into tears; this is the kid who showed barely any emotion through the entire book.
** And shortly before that, in the dialogue between Graff and Sister Carlotta at the start of the last chapter when Carlotta tries telling Graff how he saved the world and Graff responds except for Ender.
--> "Children, Sister Carlotta, the things I did to these children." "You gave them a world to come home to." "All but one of them"
* At the end of ''Shadow of the Giant'', Bean says goodbye in a letter to his wife, Petra, knowing he'll never see her again. The saddest part though, is that their friend Peter has been reading the letter to her, but when she reads it, she realizes Peter added [[spoiler: "I love you"]] to the end.

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* And in Ender's Shadow, ''Ender's Shadow'', when Bean, alone among Ender's jeesh, realizes [[spoiler: that the "simulation" they're playing is real and they are sending real men and women to their deaths, and laments for them]]: "O my son Absalom. My son, my son Absalom. Would God I could die for thee, O Absalom, my son. My sons!"
** Also in Ender's Shadow, ''Ender's Shadow'', at the very end, when Bean finally gets to meet his parents, and his mother, who has just become aware of his existence around 10 seconds ago, opens her arms wide and shouts "Here are my sons, back from the war! I'm so proud of both of you!" or something to that effect. This causes even Bean to burst into tears; this is the kid who showed barely any emotion through the entire book.
** And shortly before that, in the dialogue between Graff and Sister Carlotta at the start of the last chapter when Carlotta tries telling Graff how he saved the world and Graff responds except for Ender.
world.
--> "Children, Sister Carlotta, the things I did to these children." "
-->
"You gave them a world to come home to." "
-->
"All but one of them"
them."
* At the end of ''Shadow of the Giant'', Bean says goodbye in a letter to his wife, Petra, knowing he'll never see her again. The saddest part part, though, is that their friend Peter has been reading the letter to her, but when she reads it, she realizes Peter added [[spoiler: "I love you"]] to the end.
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