Themes In Ursula K. Le Guin's The Lathe Of Heaven

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Dystopian texts present futuristic universes that have been exaggerated to comment on current issues. They explore the true meaning of being alive and how an individual is only a very small part of the world. This is depicted through Ursula K. Le Guin’s science fiction novel, The Lathe of Heaven (1980) which follows a man who has the power to alter reality through his dreams. The novel conveys how reality cannot satisfy everyone’s needs and wants, how one should accept The Lathe of Heaven illustrates how our reality cannot be changed and should be left the way it is. Le Guin uses contrast and symbolism to argue that one should live in the present and tackle problems without regret or hope for other possibilities. Le Guin employs physical

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