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The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia

Compare and contrast the systems of Urras and Anarres with regard to work, education, gender, property, and money....

Which planet seems better to you? Where would you want to live? This is up to the individual reader to decide. Through the eyes of Shevek, we are introduced to both planets, their struggles and...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2018 6:18 pm UTC

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The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia

What is the main conflict in this novel and how does it get resolved?

There are quite a number of conflicts in the novel; for example, the various revolutions, Shevek's feelings of guilt at attaining so privileged a position at the Institute, the dichotomous...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2015 9:46 pm UTC

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The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia

How is 'the wall' symbolised especially in Chapter 1 and throughout novel The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin?

The wall is used by Shevek as an image throughout. It is his goal to break down walls that separate humanity on the different planets. In some scenes, the wall is literal, meaning it actually...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2007 11:52 am UTC

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The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia

What kind of psychology is involved in the first half of the book The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin? The...

The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin (an anarchist herself) explores the practice of anarchism in contrast to other social frameworks as well as the idea of utopia. Naturally, social psychology...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2020 2:25 am UTC

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The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia

The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia might best be read as a story about how we conceive utopias rather than a...

A utopian society is usually envisioned as one which provides the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people, but each person’s idea of utopia will be different. Sir Thomas More, who...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2020 12:31 am UTC

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The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia

In relation to The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia, discuss why someone might tell stories about a world that...

The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia by Ursula K. Le Guin is a widely admired work of speculative fiction originally published in 1974. It won several of the most prestigious awards in the field,...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2020 9:55 pm UTC

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