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The Left Hand of Darkness Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.


Genly Ai - As the book opens, this character has been on Gethen for two years. The character arrived with basic information about the Gethenian language and culture, and is arrested after moving to Orgoreyn.

Argavan XV - This character is the king of Karhide.

Ashe - This character was the Prime Minister''s spiritual partner for seven years before joining a fastness and becoming celibate.

Estraven - See Therem Harth rem ir Estraven

Faxe - This character is the leader of the Handdarata religious sect.

Obsle - This character is one...

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