What are some of the most important themes of Ender's Game?I'm going to write and essay on one of the themes. Thank you :D

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ALIENATION.  Ender is deliberately segregated from humans and possible friendships from an early age. By doing so, he learns to become self-sufficient and reliant on no one but himself.

GOOD VS. EVIL.  There is a fine line between good and evil in Ender's Game. Ender kills children when necessary and wipes out an entire species, yet he is considered a hero and savior to humankind.

PUNISHMENT.  Not only do the leaders often protect Ender from punishment for his misdeeds, he is often never told when he has committed them. In order to create the perfect leader, mistakes are sometimes allowed to go without consequences.

INTELLIGENCE.  Only the children with the highest IQs are sent to Battle School, but Ender displays greater flexibility in reactioning and interacting than his classmates.

ETHICS.  Ender does feel guilt for many of his actions, but he does not learn of his true function for many years. But it is Ender's empathy which his leaders earmark as a trait for leadership since it will help him to better understand his foes.