A Character Analysis Of Bonzo Madrid

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Bonzo Madrid is a supporting character in Ender’s Game, and commander of Salamander Army. He is described by Ender as tall, having slender lips, and beautiful black eyes. Bonzo has potential of being a good commander but lacks the ability to be a leader. He does not know how to unite his army, using threats and intimidation to earn his loyalty rather than respect. Bonzo hates Ender for being kinder and smarter than himself, letting his pride get in the way of situations. This causes problems only to himself when he refuses to acknowledge Ender’s potential in battles making him look foolish to other characters. Violence and revenge is his way to solve his problems, but it ultimately fails and creates more. He doesn’t enforce discipline but destroys
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