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The Giant's Drink, at least in Ender's case, is designed so that he only can win by breaking the rules--he has to refuse to drink the Giant's Drink but instead attack his eye. The first time Ender broke the rules in such a "game" was against Stilson, when he chose not to follow the "rules of combat" and kicked Stilson when he was down. We will see, later on, that whenever Ender grows desperate, he breaks the everyday rules in order to win. When he breaks those rules, he is taking himself out of the normal interpersonal relationships that the rules are designed to protect. The command needs Ender to think outside of the box, they need him to break certain rules in order to achieve final victory.