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Ender The Powerful Leader In Ender's Game by Scott Orson Card, Ender Wiggin is strong-minded, which enables him to empathize with others and still be a powerful leader. When people attack him, he makes sure that they never do it again. In the beginning of the book, Stilton was bullying Ender to the point where he has to fight back and severely injure Stilton. Ender cries about how he never wanted to hurt Stilton. This also happens with Bonzo Madrid, and both of these people end up dead. In this quote, Ender talks with Colonel Graff about his fight with Stilton. Graff says, “‘Tell me why you kept kicking him. You already won.’” Ender responds, “‘Knocking him down was the first fight. I wanted to win all the next ones, too. So they’d leave me alone.’ Ender…show more content…
After all that training, Ender is promoted to command school. Even at command school Ender trains as hard as he did at battle school. This is shown in Ender's performance at his graduation battle. Colonel Graff doesn't tell him that this is the real battle for the third invasion. Ender, who believes it is only a simulation, observes that “the enemy outnumbered him a thousand to one… For all Ender knew there were just as many enemy ships beyond it, out of the simulators range”(Card 292). “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 bastards, you wanted Peter, but you tricked me into it!”(Card 297,298) Ender is determined to fight and win all the battles so that he wouldn't have to fight anymore. Ender learns many techniques, so he knows how to beat the buggers. He could have easily not fought with what he thought were simulations, but he worked so hard to be where he is as a commander. Ender would have never killed the buggers if he knew he was fighting them. He would have sympathy for the buggers, and he would try to understand them. Ender isn't a killer like his brother Peter, but isn't as soft as his sister Valentine.
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