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    story that all the characters are actually not human, but yet the author makes the whole story seem humanized? The following occurred in “The Wife’s Story” by Ursula K. Le Guin, who focused her short story on a husband, wife, and their two children, but no names are given. The wife is telling her story about what happened with her husband. Ursula formats her theme as being misleading as she plays with the readers mind but then reveals the truth towards the end of the story. The story begins with a woman

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    Comparing "The Lottery by Shirley Jackson" and "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" by Ursula K. Le Guin The differences between "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson and "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" by Ursula K. Le Guin seem relatively minor when compared to the striking similarities they contain in setting, symbols, and theme. Each of the stories begin with a description of a beautiful summer day. "The flowers were blooming profusely and the grass was richly green"(para

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    A short story, "The Wife's Story", directly comes from The Compass Rose which was released in 1982 by Ursula K. Le Guin. The story is told by a wife who reminisces the time she had with her husband before he turned human. Ursula K. Le Guin practices deception by leading the readers into thinking the characters were originally human. Although the story never blatantly states their form, it is assumed that the husband turned into a werewolf. This is because the wife begins the story in agony by introducing

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    somebody can do effectively is an invaluable resource. In the Earthsea Cycle, Ursula K. Le Guin creates three different protagonists, who each have a similar problem. At some point in their lives, each of them did not understand the limits of their own abilities. Through this similarity, Le Guin demonstrates the importance of humility and people accepting their own fallibility and limitations. The first protagonist Le Guin created, Ged, was ordained as a person of great power and potential very early

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    has been accomplished. This is because we as humans are imperfect beings susceptible to greed, fear, and mortality. Within these flaws conflicts arises and many times a compromise must be made. In both The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas, by Ursula K. Le Guin, and The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson, a community is depicted that had attempted to attain a utopia. In some ways these communities had managed to benefit those that lived within them; however, we eventually learn these places

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    possesses a unique ability. In high fantasy, that ability generally involves magic. Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea serves as a prime example of this notion. The protagonist, Ged, goes on a journey to quench his thirst for better understanding of wizardry. Another example of fantasy would be L. Frank Baum’s “The Dummy that Lived,” in which a fairy’s mischievous acts lead to a chain of trouble for the victim. Both Le Guin and Baum use magic in high fantasy literature to symbolize the need for maturity

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    In an interview with DeathRay Magazine, Ursula Le Guin is asked, “What do you think the purpose of story is in human society? She replies, “I think we tell stories to each other to remember who we are as a people, and to find out who we are as individuals. Our stories carry our memory as members of the human community, information we need to find our way through life (Ursula K. Le Guin).” Among Ursula K. Le Guin’s short story collection, is a famous novella called, The Matter of Seggri, which perfectly

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    In 1969, Ursula K. Le Guin penned the novel known as Left Hand of Darkness. Not only is the novel an excellent example of science fiction, it also provides a fairly revolutionarily view on gender relations for the time. While the science-fiction novel utilizes its pages as a platform for a treatise on gender relations and traditional power structures, it also comments on the structure of power and violence itself by framing the alien culture as at first completely counter to our own but at the a

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    The Left Hand of Darkness: Gethenian Society

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    The Left Hand of Darkness: Gethenian Society Upon finishing the novel, The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula K. Le Guin, what stands out the most in my mind is the strange and complex Gethenian society. There are many aspects, some of which we are accustomed to, and others we would never consider a part of our society. There are things we have never heard of, like kemmer and shifgrethor. As well things every society should have like politics and human interaction. Politics are an important part

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    Symbolism as a Literary Element

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    combination of both. Combining a realistic issue or idea with a fictional story may be used to point out a controversial issue in society. This may put forth an idea about the situation making one think about it. Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery,” and Ursula K. Le Guin’s “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas,” portrays this fictional view on issues in society; whether having happened, happening, or could happen. Certain elements may be used to show this, one being symbolism. Specific elements may be analyzed

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