1. Coming of Age
Like the previous Earthsea books, transitioning from one stage of life to another is an important theme here. While the previous three focused on the transition from adolescence to adulthood, this book deals with other transitions: Tenar from wifehood to widowhood to something else; Ged from a man of power to just a man; Therru from childhood to adolescence; Ogion from old age to death. What are your thoughts on these transitions?