Short Story 'The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas'

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Argument: I WOULD/WOULD NOT walk away from Omelas.

Introduction: After reading the short story The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas, by author Ursula Le Guin, I would walk away from Omelas.

Example 1:
In the story, Omelas is depicted as a perfect world, or a utopia, where everyone is happy and lives in perfect harmony, except for the fact that all of this happiness comes at the expense of one child’s innocence. Children in the city find out about this when they are “between eight and twelve” (Le Guin 5), which happens to be before the typical coming of age of a person, and to know that such injustice is happening in their own midst is traumatizing, and almost no one could live with themselves knowing that kind of a secret.

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