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Irony of Magic in A Wizard of Earthsea

Summary: In Ursula Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea, Ged's many mistakes show the damage magic can cause when it is used too much. Therein lies the irony of the story: Magic is intentionally learned for everyday use, but in the end it should be used only when necessary and never as a means to disrupt equilibrium.
Magic itself in Ursula Le Guin's "A Wizard of Earthsea" is quite a complex matter if it is being used at such a level high enough to effect the balance of equilibrium. Ged makes many mistakes throughout the novel showing how magic should not be used as if it is, it can cause a lot of damage. Also the magic is quite draining and if it is used at a high level which cannot be controlled it may go so far as to kill the one who cast the spell. This has quite a bit of irony in it, as magic is intentionally learnt to be used in everyday life, though in the end it is discovered that magic should only be used where it is necessary and be controlled every where else, causing minimal usage.

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