What stood out the most about Le Guin’s overall writing style in Chapter 1 of the novel?
In the novel, A Wizard of Earthsea, the author Ursula Le Guin, manages to achieve a new and abstract way of writing for her time. Le Guin uses different literacy techniques to concisely leave readers with suspense. Of these techniques, the use of imagery, expanded moments, and foreshadowing stood out the most. However, the most interesting aspect of her writing is how she is able to illustrate so many ideas and concepts of the characters in such a laconic manner. The first two chapters are all focused on the inciting incident and background knowledge of what is happening on Gont Island and even the first page of the novel, Le Guin names Duny as the “the greatest voyager” (pg. 1), thus leading readers to flip the pages with excitement. If this literacy technique continues on throughout the book, Le Guin will have mastered writing an entire story within 252 pages.