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Mr. Card, in my opinion, Peter was the most intriguing character in Ender's
Game, and yet, there was still much that the reader had to guess. My question is,
when Peter told Ender that he loved him (page 15) was it another planned move by
him, or were we really seeing another part of him? Any information about Peter
would be amazing!
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OSC REPLIES: - February 11, 2002
I believe he meant it -- but that, if challenged, he would have denied that he
meant it. Brilliant as he was, Peter was at that time an adolescent, with a tendency
to say what came to mind. If he was angry or hurt, he'd lash out with statements
that were far crueler than he realized, and that threatened far more terrible acts
than he would ever actually have carried out. He did not yet have control of his
temper in relation to the rivals who really threatened him -- Valentine and Ender.