Chapter 4: Launch
1. How does Ender differ from the other nineteen boys in his launch group?Ender differs from the other 19 boys in his launch group in that he is the only one alone, distraught with stress, anxiety and fear. He is quite unsure of what to expect, and being away from Valentine, with a bunch of kids he'd never met before, makes it even harder for him to cope.
2. What does Ender's understanding about gravity reveal about Ender's ability to think? How might this benefit him in outer space?
Ender predicts the movement of Colonel Graff and the kid behind him, this shows that his brain works at a much higher and faster capacity than that of any other "Launchy". This trait will give him an
inextricable sense of direction, which will help mould him in to the best commander he can grow to be.
3. What effect does Graff's assertion that Ender will be commander while the other boys are still learning have? How does Ender feel about his statement?
Graff's assertion that Ender will be commander while the other boys are still learning makes the other boys less enticed to communicate and participate with anything to do with Ender. He is isolated, he is his inly friend, and Graff is no longer his acquiantance.
Ender tells Graff that he feels betrayed annd hurt, he thought that Graff was his friend, and even worse, he though himself to resemble Peter, but after a moments conclusion, he decided that what he did was right, as did Graff.
4. Why doesn't Graff stop the boy from hitting Ender on the head? What happens to the boy?
Graff isolates Ender just for that reason, he wanted to see how he would deal with these sorts of situations outside of earth, and to test his skills and technique capabilities. He wanted to make sure Ender will be able to take care of himself, for he knew they were going to be horrible to him. The boy breaks his arm as he floats senselessly at the wall, due to the laws of physics, there was nothing he could have done, apart from not hitting Ender on the head.