Aliens In Enders Game By Orson Scott Card

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“Children chosen over trained adults...to fight war…alien species: The Formics”
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In Enders Game by Orson Scott Card, earth has gone through two fierce wars with an alien species called the Formics, or more commonly known as the Buggers. The first invasion, the Bugger’s were exploring life outside of their solar system. The second invasion the Bugger’s wanted to colonize earth. After the first Bugger invasion, the countries of the world decided to come together and create a single government. This new government was called the Hegemony and ruled earth by taking advantage of human’s xenophobia of the Buggers. Under the Hegemony, “countries” shared resources, technology, and ...view middle of the document...

Bonzo and Ender argued- with ender winning-and Bonzo’s irrational opinion on how Ender should be training disappeared. Risk takers at battle school weren’t limited to Ender alone, as Ender progressed through Battle School; he became a commander of an army-Dragon army. Bean-a top preforming student under Ender’s teaching was also a risk taker. Bean was not afraid to try something unconventional such as: tying a piece of string to himself and using the string to quickly change the direction of movement. Learning combat techniques or strategy at Battle School usually came from people who were higher ranked than you, or teachers. Ender on the other hand learned combat techniques and strategy from all of the above, but also from watching previous bugger invasion videos. Ender’s risk taking helped him learn more about combat skills, but also more about his scarcely known enemy, The Buggers. As the human mind grows more mature with age we lose some of the vital courage to try something different and take a risk. A risk that helps society become improved after every generation.

Manipulation’s consequences can be viewed as both good and bad. Children such as Ender and Bean are some of the easiest people to manipulate. When Graff talks Ender into attending Battle School, Graff has the pleasure of accomplishing his goal by manipulating Ender’s life he’s had on earth and guiding Ender in a different path of how his future life may turn out. Ender realizes that his life won’t be any worse at Battle School than on earth and agrees to attend Battle School. Ender Wiggin, despite his empathetic personality takes advantage of people as well. When Ender needed help thinking of new innovative combat techniques, Ender manipulated Bean to feel as though he was depended on and was need by Ender. Bean afterwards pushed himself to think in creative ways to please Ender. Valentine Wiggin albeit...

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