The Left Hand of Darkness

The Left Hand of Darkness

by

Ursula K. Le Guin

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Karosh / Island Term Analysis

A Gethenian boarding house that houses between twenty and two hundred individuals.
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Karosh / Island Term Timeline in The Left Hand of Darkness

The timeline below shows where the term Karosh / Island appears in The Left Hand of Darkness. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1 
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Ai returns to his boarding house, known as an island, and eats dinner, the third of four meals Karhidish people eat each day. Ai feels... (full context)
Chapter 6
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...in Mishnory, Estraven continues to work with fish, even living in a boardinghouse called Fish Island. His work is smelly, but he likes working in a refrigerated room during the (relatively)... (full context)
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...inescapable poverty, and he has political work to do which is impossible in the Fish Island(full context)