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In the Dystopian world of Enders Game, humanity prepares to fight against an Alien race known as the “Buggers”. Andrew “Ender” Wiggin is sent to the Battle School, a Military School who teaches children Military tactics in preparation for the “Third invasion”.
Setting
The story begins in Earth and soon to the Battle School, a space station orbiting the Earth, and finally to the command school, yet another Space station. The majority Enders Game takes place in the Battle school, where most of the events take place.
Plot
One of the first major events in Enders Game is when Ender chooses to go to the Battle school, instead of staying at Earth. What happens after his departure is a series of military trainings and eventually “games” testing the effectiveness, and strategies of the children. Eventually Ender’s humanity is tested and degraded to the point where, Ender goes back to Earth on a visit to reassure his devotion to Battle School and to fight against the Buggers. Orson Scott Card succeeds in making the reader sympathize with Ender, because he is only a child, in fact he’s six years old when the book begins. Orson also manages to challenges the reader’s sense of morals because Enders Game deals with, mature and adult themes. Although the story tends to drag on during most of the progression. Story progression is reinforced with Enders Game being told in Third person because now the story is told in an unbiased fashion.
Character Development
Besides Ender being the main Protagonist, Enders Game revolves around another protagonist, his sister Valentine, and her brother Peter. The characters in Enders Game are fascinating because both Valentine and Peter have nearly the exact opposite personalities, Valentine being the sympathetic, supportive young woman and Peter being a Sociopath; it then became obvious for Battle School to choose Ender because he is believed to have both traits of Valentine and Peter. Side Characters include Colonel Graff, a battle school...

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