Are the main characters in Ender's Game realistic?   What features do they share with real people? 

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In the full context of the novel, I think it is arguable that the main characters are realistic.  First, when the children in Ender's launch group gather to leave Earth, they tend to do exactly what normal children would do.  "The other boys were bouncing on their seats a little, poking and pushing, shouting" (29).  Others, like Bernard and his gang, calm themselves and establish an identity by ganging together and picking on someone weaker.

Later, in the barracks, the boys are scared, mostly quiet, and don't know who to trust.  They all feel immediately comfortable with Dap, the man who calls himself their "mom" while at Battle School.  "Dap had a room...

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