The Left Hand of Darkness - Chapter 20, A Fool's Errand Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 20, A Fool's Errand Summary

Genly is taken back to Sassinoth and imprisoned. He is treated well in his "jail," a furnished room in the Tower of the Lords-Elect in Sassinoth. He does not find the room comfortable. When he sleeps, he sees himself back in the truck in Orgoreyn and the dead body laid across the door is Estraven's. At one point, Genly has a high fever and the physician who earlier tended to him watches him overnight. The physician reveals that many in Karhide never believed the accusations against Estraven.

Genly is never formally interrogated, but he is asked about the events beginning at Pulefen Farm. This news is reported freely to Karhide, but Estraven's name is never mentioned. It is understood tacitly, however, that Estraven is responsible for Genly's rescue. Genly thinks that Estraven predicted the events that his...

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