Speaker For The Dead (Response Journal Entrys 1 9)

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Journal Entry # 1Speaker for the Dead is the sequel to Enders Game in which Ender is still a small boy growing up. In this book Ender is a young adult yet he is about 3000 years old. Ender remains young-traveling the stars at almost light speed, a hundred years or more might pass while he experiences a month-long voyage.If you haven't guessed yet Ender is the main character of this novel. Ender is one of the most brilliant minds in the universe and a great strategy in battle. He has many identities and now goes by the name Andrew Wiggins because his real name is now known as a every day bad word children would get punished saying in the wrong way. Also dubbed "Ender the Xenocide" who whipped out an entire alien race called the Buggers which humanity once wanted to destroy except for one hive queen Ender carries with him all around the 100 worlds hoping to find a planet suitable for it to hatch so he can redeem himself from his past mistake. Ender is also the original Speaker for the Dead who wrote the book The Hive Queen and the Hegemon that started a kind of religion were many wise men and scholars became speakers for the dead and spoke for the deaths of people.Ender reminds me of some one I know because both of these people have many character traits in common. Both him and Ender are very smart at a young age and both have promising futures.Journal Entry # 3An intelligent alien race that lives on the planet Lustania. Also known as "Piggies" they are the only discovered sapient race humankind had found in the entire galaxy, besides the buggers. A group of Catholic Portuguese settlers set up a colony on the planet that was fenced off from the outside world and the piggies.I thought the setting was important because the planet Lustania is one of the main factors the plot revolves around since without it there would be no piggies or alien planet. Also the planets ecosystem is simple yet complex due to the Descolda virus that is in every living thing, for instants a type of grass fertilizes the female cow like animal and other simple processes like that take place.The scene where the piggies are doing a ritual to talk to a tree which once was a piggie by beating it with sticks and singing in the native tong and climbing up and down and beating on it for hours on end. Until it magically cut into mean shapes of tools and other things they use to build there building with. This reminded me of some movie I saw a while back, where natives wearing mask and other primitive looking clothing were dancing around a totem pole and yelling and practically doing the same things the piggies were doing.Journal Entry # 2Novhina is first a young girl in this story whose parents discovered the cure for Descolda disease, which infected the whole Lustina Colony causing many deaths including her parents. She grows up marrying a man she didn't love, and bared children of Libo who she could not marry because she didn't want him to see files that only her husband could get...

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