Analyzing The Theme Of Violence In Ender's Youth

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In the book, Ender kills two other children out of self-defence. I think Orson Scott card is saying something about violence using this book. I think he is saying that violence is a complicated thing, and that you really can see it from three different angles. The first angle, is that violence is bad, and Card says this through Ender’s remorse and guilt when he finds out he killed Bonzo and Stilson. He’s saying that even though it was out of self-defence, lives we’re still taken and we shouldn’t normalize the killing of children just because they started the fight first. The second angle is that even though violence is not okay, it is sometimes necessary. With Stilson, if Ender hadn’t fought back, and if Ender hadn;t beaten him as much as he
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