Ender's Shadow - Part 4, Soldier: Dragon Army, Brothers, Courage, Companion, Chapters 13-16 Summary & Analysis

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Part 4, Soldier: Dragon Army, Brothers, Courage, Companion, Chapters 13-16 Summary

In Chapter 13 Ender takes his Dragon army into the battle room. Due to Bean's small size, he does not do as well as the other students. Ender first orients the army to consider the enemy's gate into the battle room as down, their gate as up and where the four cardinal directions lie in zero gravity. He then demonstrates how the flash suits work, that a full hit will freeze the suit and disallow all movement. Only parts of the suit, such as the legs, can be flashed on purpose for strategic reasons. The army practices other basics of zero-gravity strategy, for example launch-shoot-spin, with the spin making it harder for enemy soldiers to achieve a full hit. After the practice, Bean and Ender have a confrontational...

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