The Ones Who Walked Away From Omelas Analysis

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In the story “The ones who walked away from Omelas” by Ursula K. Le Guin. Le Guin provides a notion that the cycle of inequality within a society is intergenerational. At young ages, the children in the town are conditioned to accept inequalities within their society. Although the children disagreed with the treatment of the child locked in the basement, they later assimilated with these harsh realities. Paving the way for brutality and systemic oppression. With the full understanding that their privilege solely exists through someone else suffering. Through the text Le Guin, enlighten readers concerning the threats facing humanity. More so, when individuals become more complacent with one’s own happiness, that they are no longer cognizant…show more content…
Although slavery was abolished, and technology was on the rise. Behaviorism of many citizens within America had not changed. Numerous interpretations can be made about the title “The ones who walked away from Omelas” in the text Omelas is describe by the narrator as an extraordinary place to live “Omelas sounds in my words like a city in a fairy tale” (532). However, some might argue Omelas illustrates the misconception of perfection within a society. It can also be argued that “the one who walked away” is a clear implication of disapproval and displeasure, few people displayed regarding the human experience. Throughout the story the narrator indicates dissatisfaction in association to the founding fathers, by highlighting the hypocrisy within the declaration of independence. which declares that “All men are Created Equal” (“Declaration of Independence: A trasnscrpit”,2017). However, Le Guin begs the idea that the ideology embodied in the Declaration of Independence, do not live up to the true denotation of equality. With the use of tone, the narrator goes on to voice frustration with the founding fathers “this is treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain” (352). It is well known that those who pioneered the Declaration of independence did not truly see every being as Rochford 3
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