- the Creature and Ender begin as unintentional murderers [William is killed accidentally by a Creature who doesn't know better after Victor leaves him lost and lonely, and Stilson is killed in a fight when Ender's monitor is removed];
- both the Creature and Ender are mistreated by those who should, rightfully, be expected to protect them [Victor rejects his “child” while Peter torments his younger brother];
- a younger brother suffers for the choices made by his older brother [William dies due to Victor's megalomania, and Ender is nearly killed by his brother, the sociopath];
- the Creature kills Elizabeth, an innocent victim who suffers for Victor's “crime,” and Ender suffers from Bonzo's criminal behavior, but it is Bonzo [a victim, but not necessarily innocent] who is killed by Ender; and,
- rules are broken in both novels—leading in one novel to life from death, and in the other to death from life—xenocide, and the rule-braking involves raising/training a "child."
I hope you are enjoying Ender's Game!
Teacher Barb :)