A Wizard of Earthsea Characters

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Ged

Ged, also known as Sparrowhawk, is the main character and principal protagonist of the novel "A Wizard of Earthsea" by Ursula K. Le Guin. The son of a widower bronze-smith, he is a young, powerful man whom many believe will become the most powerful wizard in the world. Intensely desperate to show his power, Ged falls prey to pride. While a young student at school, Ged engages in a duel with his rival, Jasper, and releases a shadow beast into the world when a spell he performs goes wrong. Ged must then go on a dangerous quest to make himself whole and restore balance to the earth.

Archmage Nemmerle

The Archmage Nemmerle is the head wizard at the school in Roke. He sacrifices himself to save Ged when Ged releases an evil shadow beast into the world.

Jasper

Jasper is a student at the school in Roke. He...

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