A Tale Of Two Heroes Essay

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A Tale of Two Heroes

Ender's Game written by Orsen Scott Card and The Matrix the movie by Warner Brothers may not have much in common at least at first glance. There is much that the two charcters Neo and Ender share. In fact one common theme in both their stories is the battle between free will and fate. Both Ender and Neo also share a battle between good and evil. Our heros also face a battle between themselves and their own desires.

Neo who is our hero from The Matrix is a young man who is seeking the truth about the matrix, a computer generated system. He encounters Morpheaus who becomes his guide and mentor in finding and then dealing with the truth about the matrix. Neo finds out that the matrix has control of the human race except a select few who have been freed from this "computer generated dream world" that controls them. The reality of mankind being used as battries to generate power for the machines does not come true for Neo until he is freed from the matrix. Through Morpheaus, Neo discovers that he could be the fullfilment of prophecy which promises a savior to free humanity from the matrix and end its reign over all mankind.

Ender, on the other hand, is just a child when he is taken away from his family to be trained as a soldier to fight an alien civilization that is known as "buggers." These buggers have invaded Earth twice before and it is feared that they will invade again. It is believed that Ender is the only one who will be able to defeat the buggers. He is taken up into space to be trained at a battle school which teaches students the art of combat in space. Once he passes the tests that are set before him, Ender moves on to combat school where he learns to be a comandor and faces his last test, the final battle.

When we first meet Neo he is a computer hacker by night, and by day he is known as Mr. Anderson who works for a computer softwhare making company. Neo is conflicted because he does not want his day job but needs it, and what he does at night is illegal. Once Neo is out of the matrix he once again becomes conflicted. At first he would much rather go back into the matrix but knows that that is not an option.

Ender in the same spirit would rather be a normal kid who goes to school and gets to do other things little kids get to do. But Ender is not a normal kid nor is his older brother or sister, the only thing that is even more diffrent than Ender is that he is a third. So Ender decides to play with the grown ups and do what they want and go off to the battle school. Throughout Ender's time away from home he longs to be back home with his older sister Valintine.

When Neo finds out the truth about the matrix he also finds out what others think of him; which is that he is the one to save humanity and destroy the machines that control us and keep us locked up inside our own minds. These machines are viewed as the bad guy while Neo is the good guy. Once Neo is freed from the matrix he is doing...

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