In A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula Le Guin uses foreshadowing to create a sense of anticipation and develop an in-depth concept of what Duny will become throughout his journey. In the first paragraph of the book, Le Guin informs the reader that the story will be about “the man called Sparrowhawk, who in his day became both dragonlord and Archmage” (p.1). This information adds context to the story to make unbelievable or fantastic ideas more realistic. Furthermore, after Duny’s aunt “becomes a little afraid of his strength” after he laughs through her silence curse, “for this was as strong a spell as she knew how to weave” it foreshadows that Duny will needs to leave his villiage in order to reach his full potential. This creates excitement and incites the reader to continue reading. In conclusion, Ursula Le Guin uses forshadowing to keep her readers engaged and ensure that the readers will understand and believe the plot despite the magic and fantasy aspects.