The Role Of Buggers In Ender's Game

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Buggers in Ender’s Game plays a major part of the novel’s plot. The characters, setting and plot revolve around the ploy to develop children to become soldiers to kill the buggers when they attack. The paranoia is what makes the story revolve around a child named Ender Wiggin, who was allowed to survive because he was the perfect combination of his siblings, Peter and Valentine. Ender’s balanced personality is what will make him the perfect commander to kill off the buggers. What if the buggers never enter earth and killed off three thousand people? What would Earth be like? If Ender’s Game did not include Ender, humanity would still develop in the military, but would think humans would be the superior species, and the Battle School would …show more content…
Military is an important concept in the novel because military is what will stop the Buggers. Without Buggers, the world of Ender’s Game will be less focused on military practices, but humans will still think that they are the superior race. With the Bugger attack, humans used military as a way of building a defense in order to stop another attack from happening. Humans knew then that they were a superior race, so they developed child soldiers and trained them to fight against the Buggers. Without the Buggers, humans would believe they are the superior race and upgrading military would not be needed. There would be no child soldiers, Battle School, or training to become the next Mazer Rackman. Military technology would still develop, but they would only be developed to make sure that humans were the top species in the …show more content…
Battle school would not exist because there would be no need of it if Buggers had never attacked in the first place. What would be up in space if not Battle School? Possibly more satellites. The setting of the novel would be completely changed, as it would take place on earth, since there was no bugger attack. Battle school was created in space in order to stop the buggers from coming to earth and destroying humans. If the Buggers did not exist, then the Battle school would not be built or needed. This novel presents the notion concept of weapons as a part of the lives with children. The presentation of the Battle School is major part of this science fiction novel. Darko Suvin, a literary critic discusses machinery in Ender’s Game. He present the idea that “this childlike, more or less boy -like, fascination with machines is a dominant motif in science fiction especially the subgenera of military sf….like most american boys of my generation and previous ones, I had a childhood dominated by weapons-oriented play”(94)”(Suvin 17). The Battle School is a part of Suvin’s notion of machinery in Science Fiction. Without the Battle School, this notion of weaponry as being a part of the children’s lives within the novel could be less dominant. The children in the Battle School were surrounded by weapons and machines which influenced them in a more as Suvin

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