In addition to the two primary plot threads following Genly Ai and Therem Harth rem ir Estraven, Le Guin includes five Gethenian tales, short stories within the novel (Chapters 2, 4, 9, 12, and 17). Yet, in the second paragraph of Chapter 1, Genly Ai tells us that “it is all one story.” Evaluate his assertion and support or reject it. After that answer the questioins below: MLA FORMAT
What do we learn about Estraven in Chapters 2 and 9?
What other information about the foretelling does Chapter 4 foreshadow?
What do we learn about the Gethenian concept of time in 12?
What do we learn about shifgrethor in 17?
What is the quality of the answer that the Foretellers give?
What does the shadow of 17 symbolize?
On a separate piece of paper do the assingment below:
In her Introduction, Le Guin tells us that, in her novel, she is describing us:
Yes, indeed the people in it are androgynous, but that doesn’t mean that I’m predicting that in a millennium or so we will all be androgynous, or announcing that I think that we damned well ought to be androgynous. I’m merely observing, in the peculiar, devious, and thought-experimental manner proper to science fiction, that if you look at us at certain odd times of day in certain weathers, we already are. . . . I am describing certain aspects of psychological reality in the novelist’s way, which is by inventing elaborately circumstantial lies.