© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Left Hand of Darkness

The Left Hand of Darkness

by Ursula K. Le Guin

Protagonist

Character Role Analysis

Genly Ai

Genly Ai is our protagonist through and through. He is our human connection to the otherwise alien culture of the Gethenians. He has a mission, and we want to see him accomplished it. Also, his actions directly affect the outcome of the story more than any other character's. Sounds like prime protagonist material to us.


Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement