Ender is the loneliest little boy in the whole galaxy. That’s pretty much all we need to say about the issue of isolation in Ender’s Game. But, OK, we’ll go on. He’s lonely at Battle School since he’s made fun of and has no friends. He’s even lonely at home since his parents aren’t around and his brother hates him (at least he has sis). At school, the administrators purposefully isolate Ender because they think he’ll come up with more interesting battle strategies if he has no friends. The weird thing is that it works. In Ender’s Game, we may feel bad for Ender about his isolation, but we also are reminded of the positive side to isolation.