Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1) Ender's Game question

ender's game week 5
Caden France Caden Dec 17, 2018 06:07AM
Do you think it was a good idea for the military to recruit Ender and leave Peter and Val behind?

Perhaps Ender contains the 'desirable' traits of both his siblings, he has the capability to be ruthless but also the empathy to guide his decision making to achieve the best overall result.

Maybe the author was trying to reconcile the pro and anti war camps of the 70's/80's era in the hope of finding a 'third' way to resolve conflicts.

I think it's how you look at it in the long run. If they had never chosen or asked for Ender to be born, there was probably never going to be a strong bond for the buggers like what Ender planned. Ender wanted to love and understand the buggers and that led to him actually trying to communicate with them after he finished them off because he had utter guilt inside of him. It's hard to say what his siblings would really do if they were chosen instead of Ender.

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