Ender's Game Book Report

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Born To Lead

In the novel Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, the main character Ender is put up against one of the toughest challenges on his life. He becomes aware of his challenge when he becomes a little older, yet before that, little did he know that he will have to save the world. Ender in Enders Game is portrayed as a natural leader and fighter who is a killer at heart and can use his understanding of the enemy and natural skill to kill to destroy them. However, once he understands his enemy, he also feels compassion for his enemy. And because of this compassion, he hates himself for destroying his enemy. At the beginning of the story, Ender lives with one mean older sibling named Peter who always bullies him. He also lives with a
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He went through so called "simulations of how fights with buggers would be" which turned out to be real in the end. By the time he found out that they were real, he had already killed every single bugger on the bugger planet, all but one. He found this one baby queen bugger when the humans began to colonize the bugger planet. When he found it he understood the bugger race and promised to let it live on some remote planet. Once all the buggers were cleared off the planet and buildings were built Ender became the Minister of Colonization in the colony at a still young age. He was a great leader and learned quickly. This is revealed when Ender just arrived in the colony, it said "He worked hard on the new world. He quickly understood the differences between military and civilian leadership, and governed by persuasion rather then fiat, and by working as hard as anyone at the tasks involved in setting up a self-sustaining economy."

Ultimately, Ender in Enders Game was personified as a natural leader who can find a way to handle any situation. In our world today, a person as naturally talented and young as Ender could be an attribute yet also a problem. He is an attribute because he could become a great leader in our society today, such as a president. However, he is a problem because someone as young and skilled in leading armies as Ender could be persuaded into working for the wrong people. People like Ender would be valued in my world and would be considered a