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by Orson Scott Card

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Why are adults the real enemies?

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The adults could be viewed as the enemy in this book for a few reasons, but I think the adults should be viewed as the enemy for one main reason above all other reasons. The adults are the enemy because they are the puppet masters that are tricking, controlling, and manipulating a bunch of children. To be fair, the Buggers are a viable threat, and Orson Scott Card does an admirable job of selling readers the idea that children are the world's best hope when it comes to commanding the ships being sent to destroy the Bugger home world. That doesn't change the fact that in the case of most of the adults in the book, the end justifies the means. Each child is hardly ever viewed as...

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