George MacDonald’s The Golden Key, Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea
Using George MacDonald’s The Golden Key, Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea, and Okorafor’s Akata Witch, address the ways in which magic is used to structure fantasy worlds. How has the representation of magic changed over the century and change between the first and the last of these works?
Magic is a powerful tool that can be used to structure fantasy worlds in many different ways. In George MacDonald’s The Golden Key, magic is used to create a sense of wonder and mystery. The story follows two children, Alion and Alice, as they journey through a magical land in search of the Golden Key. Along the way, they encounter talking animals, magical creatures, and other strange and wonderful things. The magic in The Golden Key is unpredictable and often dangerous, but it also serves as a reminder of the power of imagination.