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dc.contributor.advisorHynes, Peteren_US
dc.creatorPickering, Brittanyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-03T12:00:18Z
dc.date.available2014-10-03T12:00:18Z
dc.date.created2014-09en_US
dc.date.issued2014-10-02en_US
dc.date.submittedSeptember 2014en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/ETD-2014-09-1745en_US
dc.description.abstractThroughout her work as a novelist, Ursula K. Le Guin revisits the theme of balance. In The Word for World is Forest and The Lathe of Heaven, she brings dreaming into contact with balance as a force that either supports and facilitates a state of equilibrium or undermines and impedes it. The indigenous Athsheans of Word for World achieve psychological and physical balance by participating in a communal dreaming process in which they enter the lucid dream-time state that takes place between dreaming and waking. George Orr, in Lathe, however, fears his personal balance and that of the world are jeopardised by his capacity for “effective dreaming,” an ability that allows him to change “reality.” The ways in which balance is treated in the two novels provide grounds for comparison. This paper will reveal how balance is achieved through dreams for the Athsheans, while George Orr’s balance is threatened by dreams, and how community and threatening external forces play into this difference.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.subjectUrsula K. Le Guinen_US
dc.subjectThe Word for World is Foresten_US
dc.subjectThe Lathe of Heavenen_US
dc.subjectBalanceen_US
dc.subjectDreamsen_US
dc.titleDreams, Power, and Community: An Analysis of Balance in Ursula K. Le Guin's The Word for World is Forest and The Lathe of Heavenen_US
thesis.degree.departmentEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBartley, Williamen_US


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