The Left Hand of Darkness

The Left Hand of Darkness


Ursula K. Le Guin

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Question of Shorth Term Analysis

A legendary question asked to a group of Foretellers that led to the enlightenment of Meshe, who then went on to found the religion of Yomeshta. According to legend, a man named Shorth asked some Foretellers the meaning of life. While it drove most of the Foretellers insane, it gave Meshe permanent, clear sight. For the rest of his life, was able to see the past, present, and the future all at once.
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