The Left Hand of Darkness

The Left Hand of Darkness

by

Ursula K. Le Guin

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Open Trade Faction Term Analysis

An Orgota political party that supports an “unaggressive, non-nationalistic policy.” They oppose the Sinoth Valley dispute, and would like to be able to openly trade with Karhide. Obsle, Yegey, and Shusgis are members of this party.
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Open Trade Faction Term Timeline in The Left Hand of Darkness

The timeline below shows where the term Open Trade Faction appears in The Left Hand of Darkness. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 10
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...would boost their personal political status as well. These men are also members of the Open Trade faction , a non-nationalistic minority in Orgota government that wants to end the Sinoth Valley dispute.   (full context)
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...lunch and is purposefully avoiding him. Shusgis tells Ai that Estraven is aligned with the Open Traders , who are using him to annoy Mersen, Tibe’s spy. Shusgis’s opinion of Estraven is... (full context)
Chapter 11
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...first relates intrigue in the Thirty-Three. He is aligned with Obsle and Yegey, who are Open Traders , of which there are only seven. Obsle thinks ten more could be convinced to... (full context)
Chapter 20
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...In Orgoreyn this means a new group of Commensals has replaced the old, and the Open Trade faction eventually takes over. In Karhide this means Tibe, cowed by Ai’s new prestige, resigns. He... (full context)