What Are Ender's Game Ethical Issues

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Ender's Game is a novel by Orson Scott Card, and portrays a number of human rights issues. Is it ethical to deny children a traditional childhood? Is sending children into war a horrific choice, or an act of survival? Card's story is a perfect example of a situation in which children play a vital role in their survival of the planet. It is set in a futuristic society where people monitor and find the smartest of the children and turn them into perfect soldiers and commanders to fight an alien race that humans are at war with. Is it morally correct to encourage such damaging behavior in children? Should children have to do these things at such a young age? Ender’s Game covers many human rights issues, but the strongest one is the issue of taking children’s will away.…show more content…
In the novel, Ender is being sent off to Battle School so that he and his peers can be involved in a war. With war going on between Buggers and Humans, Ender Wiggins must learn to fight as the adults around him diverge him and many children his age in a war. It’s happening in real life as well. Kids are being used as soldiers, stripping them from their childhood and their free will. Thousands of children are serving as soldiers in wars around the world. Some as young as 8 years old serve in these oppositions. Many are abducted or recruited by force while others join willingly at the thought of this being their best chance of survival. Either way, these children are being stripped of their

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