What do you think the Shadow means within the context of the story? Why does Ged have to defeat it to move on with his life? What does the Shadow represent?
A Wizard of Earthsea details Ged's coming of age.
1) What problems does Ged have to overcome? How does he overcome them? At what point does Ged become free of his problems and how does he react to this freedom?
2) What do you think would have happened to Ged if he went to Roke instead of facing the Shadow? Do you think this would have signified his defeat.
3) Discuss why it is so important for Ged to achieve something special? What do you think has triggered his ambition.
Look at Ged's early years in the Gont village.
1) What were the significant events that marked him out for the person he becomes? What affected him positively and what affected...
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