Prompt: Le Guin’s hand (style)

Group 2
The way in which The Left Hand of Darkness is written is certainly distinctive. But how do we trace the author’s hand amidst the novel’s multiple narrators and embedded texts? Choose an example passage which you think of as characteristic of the novel itself, and discuss the marked features you notice. What produces the atmosphere of this novel? The goal of this exercise is to stay away from plot and theme and focus on language instead. How does language itself matter here?

Group 1
Posting optional but encouraged. You may talk about plot and theme all you wish.