Chapter 2: Peter
1. Describe Peter. How does he feel about Ender? Be thorough in your answer, as this will change over the course of the chapter.
Peter is most likely the antagonist in this text. He is Ender's older brother, thus much bigger and stronger, though smart, but not smarter. Peter hates Ender, mostly because he wasn't the one who was chosen to go to Battle School for the fact that he is too aggressive. Peter beats up Ender on a daily basis when ever he can, in a game called "Buggers and Astronauts".
2. Describe the "Buggers" as you understand them from the chapter.
The buggers are bug-like creatures, hence the name. They were a threat to the human race and could only be stopped by Mazer Rackhem.
3. Why do you think the author has his characters use this kind of language?
Orson Card allows his characters to speak in such a manner that would depict them older than they are, thus much more intelligent than the average kid.