Ursula K. Le Guin | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Elizabeth Cummins Cogell

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Ursula K. Le Guin.
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Critical Essay by Elizabeth Cummins Cogell

Le Guin's books are characterized by a significant use of setting…. [Five of her Hainish stories, Rocannon's World, Planet of Exile, City of Illusion, The Left Hand of Darkness, and "The Word for World is Forest," demonstrate a] significant use to characterize native species on other worlds—a use which has become more complex in successive stories. It goes beyond the more obvious uses of setting to create atmosphere or to draw the reader into an alien environment and thus into the plot. The Hainish stories form a unit in which the theme and plot are dependent on the League or Ekumen contact with species which are native to—or at least have for a long time inhabited—that planet. Furthermore, these native species are shown in terms...

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