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The Three Most Influential People in Enders Life In the award-winning novel Enders Game by Orson Scott Card there are many characters that influence Ender throughout his travels Ender is influenced in one way or another by just about every person he comes into contact with Most of these influences however are very subtle and do not make a direct or dramatic change in his life There are three main people that Ender spends a lot of time with that influence him the most The first character that influenced Ender was Peter his older brother All throughout their early childhoods Peter would force Ender into playing cruel games similar to cops and robbers or Cowboys and Indians but this was Buggers and humans Ender was always the Bugger who would get beaten badly by the human Peter Peter would often make death threats to Ender and his sister Valentine Peter was never really sure if Peter was serious with these threats or not but he was smart enough to know that if he had wanted to Peter could have killed them both As a direct result of these rough games and threats Ender developed a ruthless battle- minded He displayed this trait at the fight after school with Stilson while he was still on Earth and the fight in the locker room with Bonzo at the battle school Both of which ended in the death of Enders overconfident opponents In his own defense Ender said Knocking Stilson down only won the first fight I wanted to win all the next ones too So theyd leave me alone Secondly Colonel Graff also had a great influence on Ender Upon entering the battle school Colonel Graff pointed Ender out as a star student among all the others This got them aggravated and made it extremely hard for Ender to make and keep friends This was all part of the Colonels plan to
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