The Left Hand of Darkness

The Left Hand of Darkness

by

Ursula K. Le Guin

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A Karhidish city near the country’s western border.
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Sassinoth Term Timeline in The Left Hand of Darkness

The timeline below shows where the term Sassinoth appears in The Left Hand of Darkness. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 19
Duty and Loyalty Theme Icon
...day in Kurkurast, Ai and Estraven leave. For the next eight days they travel towards Sassinoth, which houses a radio powerful enough for Ai to contact his Ekumenical shipmates. Instead of... (full context)
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The next day Ai travels into Sassinoth. He sells the stove he and Estraven have carried with them all winter, and uses... (full context)
Duty and Loyalty Theme Icon
The next day, Ai begins to ski back to Thessicher’s house from Sassinoth. As he skis he sees Estraven, who is coming in the opposite direction. Thessicher has... (full context)
Chapter 20
Truth and Storytelling Theme Icon
Sex, Gender, and Behavior Theme Icon
Ai is taken back to Sassinoth where he is imprisoned. He is treated well, but must be imprisoned partially because he... (full context)
Duty and Loyalty Theme Icon
Otherness and Connectedness Theme Icon
In Sassinoth, Ai is sent a physician who advises him to rest. Ai tries to sleep, but... (full context)
Otherness and Connectedness Theme Icon
...with voices either too high or too low. He is grateful to speak to his Sassinoth physician who has come to watch the disembarkment. His face, neither male nor female, seems... (full context)