What is the main idea of Ender's Game?

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While that answer is a good synopsis of the novel's plot, the question has to do with "the "main idea" of the book, a much more abstract and analytical inquiry. The author is novelizing several important questions: To what degree is rebellion against authority an integral part of growing up? Has humanity been fighting the wrong enemy? Are we as a race not so superior as we think? Has our belligerent, protective, military mindset cost us dearly? Etc. It is a Bildungsroman about civilization itself. When read in this light, as opposed to a...

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