Human Rights in Ender´s Game by Orson Scott Card Essays

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Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card is a novel that shows what would happen if the government had too much power and has a powerful angle on inequality and child labor. My novel has taught me a lot about inequality, as did my research. But I found out a lot about my main point; child labor. Child labor effects everyone without them even knowing. I’m sure you’ve unknowingly bought something that aids people who do these things to people. America is full of stores that have clothing made by children, but it’s not only us… maybe the things going on in Africa, where most of the cases are coming from, need a little light shed on them. In Africa they are using kids to cut down large trees, or in sweatshops… in actuality it’s any job that could help …show more content…

In over twenty-five countries, many children are abducted and beaten into submission to be used in real life wars. A very famous viral video called “Kony 2012” was trying to get people to help catch the Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, who has kidnapped thousands of children over the past twenty years. Child soldiers are defined as: children under the age of 18 who are recruited by state or non-state armed groups and used as fighters, cooks, suicide bombers, human shields, messengers, spies, or even for sexual purposes. Most of the children that do get wound up in the world of child labor, (the ones not forced or kidnapped) are doing it for family or their education. In Enders Game, he is doing it for the world. Ender is being used as a child soldier to stop an alien race and at only age eleven, he is a commander of his own fleet and commits genocide. This is obviously wrong on so many levels, in real life and in the book. Someone at a young age that should be happy and smiling is making a choice whether or not to end someone’s life. The up side is there is a lot of people trying to end this and people like the International Labor Organization are working very hard to end all forms of child labor. There was also a walk to raise money for the benefit of child labor. Africa is most of the organizations main focus from what I could tell. Children are supposed to be able to be free and happy

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