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School of Wizardry aint’ no Mary Washington

Remake of scenes from the Book on youtube. extra points? yes! 🙂 Immediately upon entering the school of Wizardry on Roke, Ged begins classes where he has to learn an extensive amount. He began each day learning the Deeds of heros and the Lays of wisdom, then he would practice with master Windkey at the […]

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Power and the Responsibility that Comes with It.

In the novel The Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin, Ged/Sparrowhawk performs magic in three instances that are used to summon three different elements of the world, animals, nature and the afterlife. Ged generates a majority of his power through deep thought and strength in his words. However, even though the power is […]

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Would you like some more power? No, I’m not hungry anymore.

               Ursula K. Le Guin creates the protagonist Ged in her Wizard of Earthsea, who is unlike any of the other protagonists we have read about. Ged’s personal growth is not a smooth transition like we are apt to see in fantasy novels, but instead occurs as an abrupt reaction to a pivotal event […]

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What’s in a name?

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It’s all fun and games until you awake the dead…

In Urusula Le Guin’s, A Wizard of Earthsea, the main character, Ged, is very interesting and complex and develops and grows significantly throughout the story.  In the beginning, when first discovering his powers, Ged is very interested in developing them and becoming a wizard.  He wishes to bring back the dead, change creatures, and control […]

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Peace, Love, and Wizardry: The Hippie Movement of Earthsea

Ursula K. le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea is not simply a story of magic and power, but a story of the understanding and respect of the surrounding world.  As the character Ged grows and learns, le Guin does not focus on the powers and spells themselves, but rather on Ged’s transformation as a person […]

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Boys will be Boys

The quest for power and dominance is a characteristic famous, yet infamous in men.  In A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin, Ged has these characteristics, which leads dire and complicated consequences.  His need to be better than Jasper and be dominant is what gets him in trouble, yet is not surprising.  A […]

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Are We Human… or Are We Jinn/Giant/Witch?

As Mr. Beaver explains, the white witch is “no Daughter of Eve… She was one of the Jinn. That’s what she comes from on one side. And on the other she comes of the giants. No, no, there isn’t a drop of real human blood in the Witch.” (Lewis 88). Lewis uses the White Witch […]

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I wanna walk like you, talk like you, too…

In C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe we see evidence of a racial hierarchy among animals, similar to J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. In Lewis’ story, most creatures are ranked based on their similarity to humans, with the exception of Aslan.             Going from the bottom up, the special hierarchy starts with small […]

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