The Last Continent: A Discworld Novel Short Essay - Answer Key

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1. What does the story of the Last Continent deal with?

The story of the Last Continent deals largely with the mysteries surrounding creation. There is also emphasis on time travel, and the examination of the survival of Rincewind the Wizzard on the continent of Fourecks, to which he was banished by magic using the Hex machine.

2. Why are the magicians and the teachers of magic so determined to retrieve Rincewind the Wizzard from Fourecks?

The magicians and the teachers of magic are so determined to retrieve Rincewind the Wizzard from Fourecks because they believe he is the only one who might be able to solve the mystery of the Librarian's name, but retrieving him from Fourecks is proving to be more of a challenge they they would have at first thought.

3. What is wrong with the Librarian that is causing Rincewind to be sought by the Unseen University?

Rincewind is being sought by the Unseen University because the Librarian has fallen gravely ill. The faculty at the Unseen University seek to bring Rincewind home because the Librarian has carefully removed all references to his name from the Library archives and his name is necessary in order to cure him by magic.

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