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Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea Characters & Character Analysis

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Characters

Tenar or Goha

Goha is the widow of the farmer, Flint. Goha once had another name but Flint could not pronounce it and so he renamed her Goha for a delicate flower. Before she became Goha, however, this woman was a prentice of Ogion, the great Mage of Gont. Goha's true name is Tenar. Not many people in Earthsea go by their true names. However, Tenar has used her true name with Ogion and Ged since she and Ged returned the Ring of Erreth-Akbe to Havnor.

Tenar has become a middle-aged woman in this book and adopted a young tramp child who was raped, beaten, and burned by her parents and their friends. This young child has given Tenar a kind of purpose to her life. Added to this, Tenar learns that Ogion, her old teacher and adopted father, is dying. Tenar goes to Ogion and is present when...

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