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Ender's Game Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 2 "Peter" Summary

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Chapter 2 "Peter" Summary

The two disembodied voices again discuss Ender, impressed by his performance with the bullies. Ender's former monitor asks if the boy has passed according to the judgment of the committee. The second voice still wants to see how Ender handles his brother. The monitor expresses concern, confesses a liking for the boy, and fears they're going to screw him up. The second voice remarks that screwing Ender up is precisely their goal.

Ender is home. Valentine, his sister, is sympathetic to Ender being washed out. Ten-year-old Peter, however, is jealous that Ender stayed in the program longer than he had. Peter challenges Ender to a game of buggers and astronauts, a children's game mockery of the bugger invasion, now eighty years past. Ender agrees, donning a bugger mask. Peter assaults his younger brother, wrestling him to the ground and applying pressure...

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