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The Effect Of The Battle School

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Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game is one of the most celebrated books in the twenty-first century. It is also one of the few books to receive the Hugo and the Nebula award. Ender’s Game is about a young mastermind named Ender, who has been given the responsibilty to command the IF fleet to end the war with the formic. Throughout the book many of the kids have been put under extreme amounts of pressure. The adults have stated many times that they could not bear this pressure. If the adult who is bestowing pressure, can not bear it him self, what is the effect on the child. A lot of this abuse and a pressure is hidden or justified by Orson Scott Card. Ender’s Game with closer examination is a ...view middle of the document...

There is also a flaw in this plan, once the war with the Formics ends, the warring nations will want these excellent commanders. But if they can't convince these kids to join them, it is possible that countries will try to kill the children to eliminate the possibility of another country's chances in receiving them.

The relocation of these children also allow for the Teachers to experiment and push the children without parental interference. We see this many times with Ender, for example,when Ender was in his “situation” with Bonzo Madrid. Bonzo had confronted Ender in the bathroom and Ender was in his most vulnerable state. He was naked, wet, and exhausted from the battle before. The Teachers could have interfered, they could have saved Ender. Instead they sat back and waited to see Ender's reaction to Bonzo. The Teachers also isolate Ender to preserve his creativity. This ideally puts a lot of pressure on Ender, and no one to share it with. This is an experiment to so Ender's reaction, and to asses Ender's determination and his capability to lead.

Isolation is one of the ways the Teachers better prepare children for their future. Graff has said many times that if you isolate a child, he will keep his creativity. By preserving creativity, students work to learn for themselves. They do not act on the ideas of others. They make their own ideas and follow them and if they fail they go for it again. Kids in the Battle School do not look for a solution, they create a solution. Take the mind game Ender plays. Most people would have quit, but Ender created his solution to get to The End of The World.

Another way the teachers...

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