The Effect of the Battle School in Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game

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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 story of the abuse, brainwashing, and premature development in the Battle School.This essay will examine the effect of taking children away from their homes at such a young age, and methods used in the Battle School that better prepare the children for their future.

In the world Ender lives in, many of the brightest minds are taken away from earth to be trained at the Battle School. This allows the IF the power to brainwash the students who attend the Battle School. The IF can teach them whatever they want and the children will comply, simply because they are children. This also helps the IF to create the perfect soldier. One that will obey commands with no question. Though this is usually immoral and against normal ethics, Card justifies this by basically saying “ a man has go to do what

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