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    The Dispossessed Le Guin

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    Science fiction encourages people to think concretely about what their ideals involve. In the case of The Dispossessed Le Guin challenges the reader to consider the ramifications of separating from a greater society to create another. The solidity of Le Guin's vision and the complexity of her thinking is no surprise to a seasoned reader of science fiction. In this paper I aim to juxtapose Annares against Urras in order to highlight the necessity of permanent revolution the novel allows us to see

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    The Dispossessed and Invisible Man

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    The Dispossessed and Invisible Man Darko Suvin defines science fiction as "a literary genre whose necessary and sufficient conditions are the presence and interaction of estrangement and cognition, and whose main formal device" (Suvin 7-8) is a fictional "novum . . . a totalizing phenomenon or relationship" (Suvin 64), "locus and/or dramatis personae . . . radically or at least significantly" alternative to the author's empirical environment "simultaneously perceived as not impossible within

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    Anarchism in The Dispossessed and The Player of Games Ursula Le Guin’s masterpiece, The Dispossessed, and Iain Bank’s, The Player of Games, are both science fiction novels that exemplify themes of anarchism. Anarchism is based upon the idea that individuals are responsible for their own behavior; hierarchal authority is detrimental to the maximum human potential (Jaeckle). The Dispossessed displays an ideal model for anarchism through the functions of the planet Anarres. Le Guin’s masterpiece The

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    To answer the question, How is the utopian society Anarres structured, one can attack it at many ways. First one can look at the cultural context of the time period in which the novel was written. LeGuin wrote The Dispossessed in 1974. One can argue that the community of Anarres was in inspired by the social movements of the late 1960's and early seventies. The civil rights movement, the feminist movement, the environmental movement, and the 60's counter culture or "hippie" values are all reflected

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    Traditions are dependent on those who created and those who follow them. Tradition can come in many forms, like anytime your favorite team is on, you have to wear your special socks or every Christmas, a certain dish has to be made. These things are something that can usually bring people joy and is something that usually doesn’t have a consequence. Both Shirley Jackson and Ursula Le Guin show how traditions not only take control of a society, but also someone’s morals and shuns the people who try

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    encounter (Evans xiii). By working within the megatext, Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Dispossessed (1974) provides an insightful avenue in exploring the handling of time and its consequences in Vonnegut’s The Sirens of Titan. This argument will be constructed, first, with an outline of Sirens’s plot, which is particularly necessary considering its sprawling nature. Following this overview, the connection between The Dispossessed and Sirens will be expounded upon regarding each novel’s handling of time. This

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    “I looked anxiously. I didn’t see anybody… I’d keep my head up and my eyes open-`You got a smoke to spare?’” (Walters 3) In Shattered, Eric Walters hauls the reader through the life of Ian, the protagonist who experiences the joy of helping others. Throughout the white pine award novel, Ian is continually helping people around him realize that their life isn’t perfect and they ought to alter it somewhat. Furthermore, the author carefully compares the significance of family and how importance they

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    Comparing Ursula K. LeGuin’s Forgiveness Day and Nicola Griffith’s Ammonite In Ammonite, Nicola Griffith tells the story of one woman’s encounter with and assimilation into the culture of an alien world.  Ursula K. LeGuin’s “Forgiveness Day” similarly recounts one woman’s experiences as she confronts an alien culture.  In both cases, these women, Solly in “Forgiveness Day” and Marghe in Ammonite, learn about themselves as their position shifts away from that of an outsider and they find their

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    TVA and the Dispossessed

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    TVA and the Dispossessed The Norris Bassin was the Tennessee Valley Authority's first and most significant experimental laboratory in regional planning. TVA had been created in the post-World War I era in 1918 in an effort to end dependency on Chilean nitrates for war production. Years later, in 1933 during the Great Depression, the Authority began to acquire land in the upper Tennessee region. Its main purpose was to create a storage reservoir and hydroelectric facility at the meeting of the

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    In Ursula Le Guin’s The Dispossessed, the rival societies of Urras and Anarres are structural opposites. In capitalist Urras, there is private property, a system of currency, and a class system permeated with inequalities while on Anarres (founded on the principles of anarcho-communism), possession of land is abolished and the idea of “mutual aid and solidarity” (Le Guin X) rules over any form of self-indulgence. These dissimilarities extend past the sphere of administrative policies into the domain

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