OSC Answers Questions
I am writing a research paper on Ender's Game and Children of the
Mind. In both books you present your main characters as innocent children. You
also continue on the same plot that a specie or species is about to be wiped out and
you chronicle their lives trying to save their world. My question to you is: Is there
a reason you kept these two elements constant for a reason or just coincidence?
You also incorporate many characteristics, such as brilliance and strength,
throughout these books, I was wondering is there a reason for this?
-- Submitted by Kenneth Pitchford
OSC REPLIES: - August 3, 2001
That's how the story seemed right to me. It's not "coincidence" when
one finds similar elements in stories by the same author. As with all other people,
some story elements feel particularly important and true to authors, and those
elements are bound to show up more than once in the stories they write -- just as
readers are apt to find similar elements in the stories they most enjoyed reading.