Flashcards in Ender's Game Notes Deck (14):
Where was Orson Scott Card born?
Orson Scott Card was born in August 24, 1951 in Richland, Washington.
Where did Orson Scott Card grow up and where does he live now?
Orson Scott Card Greg up in California, Utah, and Arizona, and now lives in Greensboro, NC.
Where does he have a long-term teaching position?
Professor of writing and literature at Southern Virginia University
Fill in the blank: Influenced by his Mormon faith, Orson believes fiction should have ---------------.
Characters making moral choices
Name 2 Awards Ender's Game has received and Describe them.
1- Hugo Award(Won a Hugo award in 1991 for How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy, which is given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year)
2-Nebula Award: Given each year by the Science Fiction and and Fantasy Writers of America
Name his belief on humanity's divinity
He believes that human beings may be miserable specimens, but we can learn and through learning become decent people.
When did the idea of the Battle Room come to him?
At Age 16
What is Orson's view on history?
It is shaped by the use of power. Different leaders with same power and same army applied their power so differently that the outcome and army changed
A good military leader imposes will on enemy, making his own army a willing extension of himself.
Who is Demonthenes?
Demosthenes (383-322 BC)
Is regarded as the greatest of Greek orator of all times. He saw clearly the significance of the rise of an autocratic Macedonia and its implications for traditional Athenian and Greek political freedom
Who was John Locke
John Locke- (1632-1704)
Was a 17th century English professor whose ideas formed the foundation of liberal democracy and greatly influenced both the American and French revolutions. He is considered as the founding thinker of liberalism.
What was the Warsaw Pact?
•A military alliance comprising of eight states- Albania, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania and the USSR
•led by the USSR and throughout its 35 year history the principal opponent of and military threat to NATO.
Name at least three themes mentioned in the story.
•A novel of moral choices
–Isolation of the gifted child
–Good versus evil
–Explores relationship between family, friends and enemies.
Tell a short introduction of Ender's Game
Ender's Game is a science fiction novel that tells the story of Andrew Wiggin (nicknamed Ender by his sister, Valentine.)
The story takes place on Earth in the future.
Earth has been attacked twice by an alien species called Buggers, nearly destroying the human race.
Mankind begins training young geniuses to become soldiers and commanders to fight in Earth's defense if the Buggers should ever attack again.
Ender is extremely intelligent, and at the age of six years old, he goes to Battle School to be trained.