The Strength of Emotional Pain in Diary of a Madman by Ozzy Osbourne and the book Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

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This is held true for the song Diary of a Madman by Ozzy Osbourne and the book Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Similarities are present throughout both works of art, and the continuous battle of wits and insanity, fought ever so tactfully between both sides.

"Manic depression befriends me." It's a lyric in the song that defines Ender's journey through his wrecked childhood. Isolation at Battle School drives Ender to his breaking point, leaving him with a select group of friends, and a family that slowly stops caring for him. His adolescence so quickly stripped of him, because of mankind's selfish needs to procreate a dying race. The adults at his school were so blind to Ender's desires and wants of the family that loved and cherished him. "…he could feel his family around him, as they always had been…it was a mistake to think of them…" (pg. 43) Ender's sudden presence at Battle School forces him to bury his innermost feelings for the fear of being called weak by his peers. He learns how to suppress those feelings even more as his prestigious status as a Commander prodigy requires him to act with a certain dignity and respect. Depression finally gets to him, and he accepts it as a part of him. Scars of the things he's done.

Another lyric that mirrors Ender's life is, "Enemies fill up the pages." Ender, whether he knows it or…

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