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The Influence Of Bean In "Ender's Game" By Orson Scott Card

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Years ago, Orson Scott Card wrote the book "Ender's Game" which told the story of a brilliant 9-year-old boy named Ender Wiggin attending Battle School whose shoulders supported all of humanity's hope of surviving alien invasions from the Formics, more commonly known as the "Buggers." Now, 20 years later, Card comes back with a parallel novel called Ender's Shadow telling the same story but following the poignant journey of Bean, a genetically-altered 5-year-old genius in a tiny body. Although Bean is only the main character in the retelling, he plays an important part in the futures of all the children at Battle School, especially Ender. Making crazy archenemies furious and filled with murderous rage, pretending to be a scholar to send scorching essays to influential political thinkers on Earth, and helping to revive comrades who had frozen from stress; it's all in a day's work for Bean, boy genius.Bonzo Madrid hated Ender Wiggin with a passion, because they were commanders of competing armies in Battle School and because Wiggin was beating every army thrown his way. Finally fed up with Ender's constant victories, Bonzo gathered his groupies to find a Dragon soldier and beat him up to send a message to their leader. They picked Bean because he was the smallest and weakest, but Bean wouldn't take it lying down. "Don't you get it, Bonzo? The teachers have picked Wiggin. He's the best... He's smarter than you. And his soldiers are all smarter than your soldiers. The deck is stacked against you, Bonzo. You might as well give up now." That little outburst made Bonzo so angry he eventually got Ender alone with the intention to kill. When Bean got to the scene, Ender was walking away from a crowd of teachers hovering around the body of Bonzo Madrid who had his nose jammed up in his skull. Ender lost a part of himself that day, because even though he didn't consciously know he had killed Bonzo, it was destroying him on the inside. Bean was the one who cause Ender this pain by goading Bonzo into fighting Ender; he is why Ender grieved for a human death on his hands when he should have been thinking about how to defeat the Buggers in the final battles.Mouthing off at bullies wasn't the only thing Bean did in his spare time, he'd be climbing through the ventilation systems, eavesdropping on teachers, and getting their log-in codes. Bean was the only one out of all the students in Battle School who made an effort to keep up with the news on Earth. He was the one who was aware of the threat Russia posed; the Russians would try to seize power over the world once the war with the Buggers ended. Since the children at Battle School were the brightest military minds humanity had produced that generation, the Russians could either capture the children and persuade them to fight for Russia or they could send a missile and blast the hope for the future...

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