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Innocence
When I wrote this review (about nine years ago), I've asked: ''Ender's final training ... are so obviously ג€œthe real thingג€ that it looks incredible that Ender ... never suspected a thing''.

Well, John Kessel provided a clear answer in 2004, in his article ''Creating the Innocent Killer'' (http://www4.ncsu.edu/~tenshi/Killer_000.htm): if Ender knew, he would not have been innocent. And we have to believe that Ender, the Xenocide, is innocent -- as Kessel shows, Card goes a long way towards presenting Ender as innocent, no matter how ruthlessly he kills.
[110] Posted on Sunday, 18 February 2007 at 6:19 GMT [Reply to this] [Permalink]

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