Analysis Of The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas

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The Ones Who Walk Away or Stay The story of “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” is essentially the story about a primary ethical dilemma. That dilemma is whether you should achieve happiness and prosperity while someone suffers in order for you to have happiness and prosperity. Once you learn that someone has to suffer in order for you to have happiness and prosperity, will you let it continue and stay or will you leave? The people from “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” by Ursula K. Le Guin must decide whether to leave Omelas or stay, while I must decide whether to take a new job offer or stay.
The short story begins with a festival celebrating the beginning of summer in Omelas, which is an annual event that has games and music playing in the streets. At first Omelas seems like a perfect city that you would hear about in fairy tales. However, underneath this perfect like city is a dark secret that no one talks about, yet everyone knows about it. There is a single locked room that holds a child in the dark and has to stay there so that Omelas will have prosperity, beauty, and delight. “This is usually explained to children when they are between eight and twelve,” (Guin 3) or when they are able to comprehend why the child is in the locked room. Once they learn about the child they must face the question, will they stay in Omelas where all is perfect or will “They leave Omelas, they walk ahead into the darkness, and they do not come back.” (Guin 4)? The experience that I

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