Write a 250 word essay on Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness.

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Write 250 essay on Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness.

Also find three quotes and explain why you chose the quotes.


How does narration function in the text? What literary devices (e.g. letters, journal entries, dream sequences, etc.) are used to help narrate? How does the narrator (or narrators) invite the reader to understand how gender functions in the text through their narration? How does the narrator’s gender influence their description and/or understanding of gender in their world?

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Essay on Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness
The narration in the book “The Left Hand of Darkness” by Ursula functions in the first person.
The story is given in the first person where the central narrator is Ai Genly. The narration is
presented in a very hopeful manner by Ai where he is expecting that one day he will find a city
that will accept him and embrace his idea of interplanetary trade network known as the Ekumen.
We see this as he walks from one planet to another and he is rejected in some planets such as
Gethen. The narration also takes place in some fantasy, which sometimes brings a snarky and
playful mood.
“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the ...

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