A Wizard Of Earthsea Author: Ursula K. LeGuin Class:228 Name: Amy Ursula Kroeber Le Guin • She has written novels, poetry, children's books and essays, and is best known for her science fiction, fantasy novels and short stories. • Her earliest writings were non-fantastic stories of imaginary countries. Searching for a publishable way to express her interests, she returned to her early interest in science fiction and began to be published regularly in the early 1960s. • She became famous after the publication of her 1969 novel The Left Hand of Darkness, which won the Hugo and Nebula awards. Cast Of Characters • Ged (Sparrowhawk):Major character in the story comes from a desperately poor village in the mountains. Which the island Gont is the birthplace of Goatherds, Pirates, and Wizards, The boy discovers he has a strong talent for magic. So he went to magic school to learn more powerful magic. Introduce • The boy comes from a poor village in the mountains. Many people there cannot read or write. With no mother ,his father a hard worker , and his much older brother sister away from home, he grows up alone, and wild. • The boy discovers he has a strong talent for magic. His aunt, the village witch, teaches him the little that she knows, but his power is stronger than hers. One day, he uses his talent and a spell his aunt taught him, to save his village from a bad group of Kargs . • The tale of his remarkable act spreads far and wide, finally, Ogion the Silent hear about it.He recognizes that the boy is so powerful he must be trained or he will be a danger to himself and others. During the feast, he gives the boy his "true name", Ged, and teaches him the magic that he knows. • The naughty young man didn’t have patience for listening to his teacher. The teacher finally gives him a choice: stay with him or go to the famous school for wizards, on the island of Roke. • Ged learns fast in the school, but his pride grows even faster than his skill .he brings out a dead spirit with a dangerous spell. The spirit of darkness attacks and scars him. The spirit is killed by the head of the school, but in doing so, he uses his power and dies soon afterwards. • Ged feels guilty about causing the old man's death, but after a painful and slow recovery, he graduates. Normally, Roke's wizards are chosen by princes and rich people, but the new leader of the school send Ged with his agreement, to a poor island group, to protect the poeple from a prowerful dragon. • Ged realizes that runing away from the spirit isn’t helping him, and it also doesn’t help the people on the island. So, he decides to force the dragon to stop attacking the people. • After killing the dragon, he decides to force his big enemy, the spirit,to stop chasing him. He finds the spirit and uses a spell that he knows to make the spirit disappear by naming the spirit “Ged” • Ged becomes a leader of the magic school and saves as many people as he can. The story fells us that being proud will always fail. • This story reminds us of people who are proud and selfish, They won’t succeed. Ged was proud because of his story magical talents but he forget there were many ways to show talent . • He chose the most dangerous way. So , he must fix the problems that he caused. People that have talent that others don't have ,usually want to show off their talent and want more power . • At the end of the story, Ged finally realizes be was wrong .This bocks is interesting . • The author has created a different world-a world that uses magic and shows the dark side of people.