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  • Who Is The Antagonist In Xenocide

    In the book Xenocide by Orson Scott Card, the ideas between protagonist and antagonists vary because each type of living being on the planet, Lusitania, is going against each other for the greater good of their own species. The humans are dying off from the descolada, a disease that the pequeninos, an alien species that are structured like large pigs who can walk and talk, need in order to survive and move on to their third life as “fathertrees.” And the humans are trying to tame this descolada and have it no longer affect the lives of the humans, in doing so the pequeninos will no longer be able to move on to the precious and holy third life. But within all of these conflicts there is a greater conflict which will make both pequeninos and humans the protagonists and have them work…

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  • Commentary On Ender's Game By Orson Scott Card

    Ender’s Game is the first book in the Ender trilogy, and was published in 1985. The other books include Speaker for the Dead, as well as Xenocide. Card won both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for best novel for Ender’s Game in successive years. The novel was also made into a film. Orson Scott Card has written over fifty books. Among the most recent is the Pathfinders series. Card lives in North Carolina with his wife, and is a professor of writing and literature at the private LDS college,…

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  • Ender Wiggin: The Innocent Weapon

    real war. Again, Ender is being manipulated. Notice a theme? He was devastated when he realized what he had done, “I didn't want to kill them all. I didn't want to kill anybody! I'm not a killer! You didn't want me, you b*s, you wanted Peter, but you made me do it, you tricked me into it!” said Ender. If he would have known that he was fighting the buggers, he would not have killed them. If he would have known that the ships he remotely piloted had real pilots in them, he would not have sent a…

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  • Leadership In Ender's Game By Orson Scott Card

    Imagine being born an outcast and forced to end a war. That’s what life is like for Ender Wiggin, the protagonist in the novel Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Ender is a third child in a world where having more than two children is obscure. The only reason he was ever born was to become a commander and defeat the alien threat known as the buggers. To do this Ender is conscripted to Battle School, a place where kids are put against each other in null gravity to learn about the tactics of war.…

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