History Essay

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Name: Instructor: Course: Date: Paper Two The texts, The Ones Who Walks Away from Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin and the History Teacher make use of different literary elements or devices to aid in their conveyance of their message. Authors of literary works usually use different literary techniques so as to improve the delivery of their message and capture the attention of the audience. This paper attempts a comparison of the literary devices employed by the two authors in the texts to pass across their message. In the text, The One who walks away from Omelas, Le Guin employs the genre of a short story to tell her story. The short story is an allegory designed to tell about a Utopian society where the happiness of the Omela people derives from the ill treatment of one child. This child has to stay in a secluded place with no good care so that the Omela community could continue to prosper and have happiness. One unfortunate child must be kept in seclusion in a filthy state, darkness and misery and all citizens of the Omelas be told of him upon attaining appropriate age. L e Guin then further tells the reader that upon being told the truth, most of the people were at first disgusted by the act to isolate and mistreat a child for the sake of the whole community. Nonetheless, the people are finally able to come to terms with this horrible fact and make a commitment to live their lives in a manner that would make the suffering of the child justified. What is interesting about this plot is how the Omela people would find happiness when one of their own is neglected on a far off place. Le Guin seeks to prick the conscience of the reader about the silence that they mainly keep whenever an injustice is practiced on others. It is also notable that among those who visited the child in the community, both young as well as the old, left the city never to return. It was not known to

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