Need an research paper on the tombs of atuan by ursula ki. le guin. Needs to be 8 pages. Please no plagiarism. Betsy Hearns, noted writer of children’s literature, has as prime examples of such books – the works of Ursula Le Guin, Robert Cornier and Peter Dickinson. She maintains that these three are writers of great imaginative gifts and high political intelligence. They delight in patterns, analogies, and concepts. The latter constitute a combination which is not unduly common in novelists at any level. Le Guin, particularly, has progressed from writing fairly straightforward children’s books just before 1970.
The Tombs of Atuan is already deservedly famous and has been a bestseller since it was first published. Other authors of note have made claims about the ways in which this novel depicts states of mind and feeling together with experiences of the social world which have a representative and truth-bearing quality in relation to their intended readership, the pre-teenagers. Le Guin has found a way of representing a theme of emotional experience in childhood in imaginative terms.
The stories by Le Guin have been written for children of primary school age, between five and eleven. The children or child, in the case of The Tombs of Atuan, is also of this age or a bit older. This is a period in which the family usually remains central to the childs preoccupation. At the same time and independent exploration of the social world takes place. This is a time spent at school, brief periods spent away from parents and increasing time with friends. The more obvious development of an inner identity begins – the in-between space between family and the social world which is connected with the child’s development of personal self.
In the case of Tenar, she is taken at the age of five to The Place which is in the Kargard lands, where the people are pale-skinned and there are no Wizards. The Place has the temples of the God-King and the twin gods, and the Temple of the Nameless Ones who were there before all the others.