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Ursula K. Le Guin

In "The Wife's Story" by Ursula Le Guin, what are some examples of dramatic irony?

"The Wife's Story" by Ursula Le Guin presents a compelling tale that is not what it initially seems. The reader begins the story thinking that they are reading a fairly typical tale of a concerned...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2018 2:08 am UTC

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Can I have a very brief summary of Gifts by Ursula K. Le Guin?

While Gifts by Ursula K. LeGuin is science-fiction, it is also a coming-of-age novel about two young people, Orrec and Gry, Uplanders who talk with a man from the Lowlands and tell him of their...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2014 8:26 pm UTC

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What is the role played by Eastern religion and philosophy in Ursula K. Le Guin's The Lathe of Heaven?

Le Guin's novel is heavily influenced by Taoism, an Eastern religion characterized in the West by "go with the flow." It is based on a philosophy of "non-action" that believes in living in harmony...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2018 12:43 pm UTC

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What is the most significant ideological challenge presented by the Gethenians' sexuality in Left hand of Darkness?

The Left Hand of Darkness presents a lot of ideological issues as it explores the clash of two vastly different cultures. Regarding the sexuality of the Gethenians, the most significant challenge...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2018 10:25 am UTC

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How could reading "The Ones Who Walked Away from Omelas" guide our personal ethics?

In reading and considering this powerful short story, we will hopefully come to the realization that it is unethical to purchase our own happiness at the expense of others. The people in Omelas...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2017 12:01 am UTC

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Where can I find a copy of The Wind's Twelve Quarters? I've been trying to get a copy, but I can't find one.

I assume you've tried the obvious places like Amazon. You might want to Google sites that have out-of-print books; I've found a couple of things that way. Another possibility is going to an online...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2009 3:58 am UTC

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