Writing an essay on wish fulfilment for the reader of Earthsea has proved a very interesting exercise. Firstly, I have been looking at a number of sites with information on Freud and Jung and their take on wish fulfilment. Secondly, I have had to then work out what perspective I will write from in the essay - finally chose gender. Le Guin seems to be running a critique of the power relationships between men and woment in Earthsea, and women dont fare very well in a patriarchal society. While it has been an interesting exercise I have to be careful that I dont get too caught up in terminology - and there is no test cricket to offer a light diversion!