Question - What does the shadow represent in Wizard of Earthsea?

Answered by: Michael Roberts  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 16-06-2022  |  Views: 1146  |  Total Questions: 9

Carl G. Jung in Man and His Symbols, describes the shadow as containing the hidden, repressed, and unfavorable tendencies of the conscious personality. Such tendencies form an ever-present and potentially destructive shadow to our conscious mind. After a pep talk from Ogion, Ged decides to start hunting the shadow instead of running. Along the way, Ged joins up with Vetch, who has decided to help him defeat the shadow. Finally, they catch the shadow and Ged defeats it by absorbing it back into himself. After all, it was his shadow. LeGuin's character studies and treatments of human nature throughout the books is dazzling. OP, in response to your question, yes, the Earthsea books are very, very good. In fact, they're likely some of the best fantasy books which you could read, and I consider LeGuin to be one of the best authors currently alive. A Wizard of Earthsea. The average reader will spend 3 hours and 44 minutes reading A Wizard of Earthsea at 250 WPM (words per minute).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otak-otak

Otak-otak is a grilled fish cake made of ground fish meat mixed with tapioca starch and spices. Otak means "brains" in Indonesian and Malay, and the name of the dish is derived from the idea that the dish somewhat resembles brains, being whitish grey, soft and almost squishy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Wizard_of_Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea is a fantasy novel written by American author Ursula K. Le Guin and first published by the small press Parnassus in 1968. It is regarded as a classic of children's literature, and of fantasy, within which it was widely influential.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthsea_(miniseries)

It was adapted by Gavin Scott (The Mists of Avalon) from the Earthsea novels for executive producers Robert Halmi, Sr. (Merlin, Gulliver's Travels, Animal Farm), Lawrence Bender (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction) and Kevin Kelly Brown (Roswell). The series was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

https://www.reddit.com/r/books/comments/3axbrb/is_le_guins_earthsea_saga_worthwhile_for_adults/

I would say that while the moral and ethical issues that she tackles in the Earthsea books are foundationally appropriate to teens they are also timeless lessons that can be appreciated perhaps even more fully by adults with some life experience behind them. So, yes, they are worthwhile for adults.

https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/3155/earthsea-suggested-order-for-reading-watching

2 Answers "The Word of Unbinding" "The Finder" "Darkrose and Diamond" "The Rule of Names" (uncertain) "The Bones of the Earth" A Wizard of Earthsea. The Tombs of Atuan. "On the High Marsh"