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By: Jorge and Wooil
'Ender's Game was written by Orson Scott Card
In Ender's Game, Earth has been invaded twice by aliens called buggers. In order to combat the buggers, the government is seeking out military geniuses by giving monitors to all children when they are born. Ender Wiggin is the best they have seen so far, so they decide to send him to Battle School for training. He excels at Battle School, but the ultimate question is, can Ender save Earth?
Demosthenes was a Greek statesman and speaker of ancient Athens. He lived from 384 to 322 BC. His speeches offered to political insight to the citizens of Athens. Demosthenes is best known for speaking out against Macedonian expsansionism and trying to maintain Athens' supremacy in Greece. He tried to lead a revolt against Macedon, but it failed. Antipater, the Macedonian official in charge of Athens sent his men to arrest Demosthenes, who took his own life to avoid being arrested.
How are good and evil addressed in 'Ender's Game'?
In 'Ender's Game', good and evil are treated as masks. Many of the characters are both good and evil and their actions are what determines what they are. I believe that we can influence both those that are good and bad to act as we wish as well as switch between the two.
Orson Scott Card
Orson Scott Card was born on August 24 1951 in Richland, Washington. He is best known for his science fiction books. Both 'Ender's Game' and 'Speaker for the Dead' won the Hugo and Nebula prizes, making him the only author to win both prizes in consecutive years
- main character, a child genius who is expected to save Earth.
- Ender's brother. Jealousy leads him to be mean to Ender. Is also a genius and plans to take over the world as Locke.
- Ender's sister who protects him from Peter when they are little. Assists Peter in his plans to take over the world as Demosthenes.
-Colonel in the I.F. who is in charge of Ender's training
- A soldier in Ender 's army in the Battle School. Ender sees Bean as a younger version of himself
-Ender's first commander at the Battle School. They become enemies and Ender ends up killing him in a bathroom brawl.
- Hero who defeated the buggers in the Second Invasion, becomes Ender's teacher in Command School
How it relates to the book
Both Demosthenes and Valentine urged for war against a national enemy, Demosthenes against Macedon and Valentine against Russia
Demosthenes wanted Athens to remain dominant in Greece while Valentine wanted America to remain dominant on Earth
Both Valentine and Demosthenes offered political insight to the citizens of their respective countries
"Sometimes lies are more dependable than the truth."
Explanation: In the same way that someones lies can be used to determine the truth, someones evil actions can be used to determine what they consider good.
"In the moment when I truly understand my enemy well enough to defeat him, I also love him. And then, in the very moment that I love them...I destroy them."
Explanation: Ender believes that to know how to defeat someone, you must love them the way they love themselves. This links good and evil in a way that shows that good can be used for evil purposes
"Demosthenes began to develop as a fairly anti-Russian writer"
"If I write like you say I should, I'm pretty much calling for war to break up the Warsaw Pact"
Explanation: These two quotes describe Valentine's Demosthenes as anti-Russian writer. In the same way that Valentine was anti-Russian writer, Demosthenes was an anti-Macedonian speaker
"I like Demosthenes. I like the way he thinks."
Explanation: This quote from the Wiggins' father shows that Valentine's Demosthenes' writing was open and understandable to the average citizen.
"Human beings didn't evolve brains in order to lie around on lakes. Killing's the first thing we learned. And a good thing we did, or we'd be dead, and the tigers would rule the earth"
Explanation: Killing is an evil necessary for survival. In this same sense, many people felt that the extermination of the buggers was necessary for the survival of the human race, once again linking good and evil.