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What does Peter learn from the leadership of Adolf Hitler in Ender's Game?

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Peter learns the value of language from Hitler.

In Chapter 9, Peter is trying to explain why he has to make changes at the age of 12 instead of waiting until he's older. He explains that he can't help that he's 12. He says the time is right for changes to be made and that "the man with the best voice will win" when the world is in a bad position.

Peter explains to Val that:

Everybody thinks Hitler got to power because of his armies, because they were willing to kill, and that's partly true, because in the real world power is always built on the threat of death and dishonor. But mostly he got to power on words-- on the right words at the right time.

He goes on to argue with her about only wanting to keep the world from being in a bad way again -- like with the world wars. As she argues with him, he thinks that she wants him to convince her. Val wants him to use his words to make it easier for her to agree with him. It's...

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