Response Essay To “The Ones Who Walk Away From Ome

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In Uraula K. Le Guin’s story “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” the narrator paints Omelas as a uphoric place. Is a story about a town omelas that is happy and where anything is imaginable. A place that is only limited by ones imagination. However it seems that that a place this perfect must always have a downside. It is easy to picture yourself living in this perfect town and then, we then find that the existence of happiness in the city is dependent on one child. A child that is neglected for the sake of others happiness. It leads me to believe that sometimes you must sacrifice one for the sake of others happiness. The narrator immediately draws you into this perfect town, it is very happy and cheerful, a town free of guilt. It is a place where you can create your own utopia, and whatever you want to go with it. It is a place that anyone can relate to. I can relate to this imaginary place, it is how I cope with my every day life. In my opinion, Omelas is the place in my mind where I am happy, and I have no worries at all. It is a place where I can see things the way I want to see them. It helps me cope with things that I don’t want to face on a daily basis. There is also a place reserved in my mind for the things in life I want to hide and forget about.
For Omelas, that thing is a child that is kept hidden. The child is starving and neglected basically ignored by the people of the town. It is hidden in a room that is described as dark, with no windows, and a door with a lock. I believe the child is symbolic of the things we want to forget about. The child represents the place in my mind that locks away all the things that have gone wrong in my life. It represents the abuse that I have dealt with or things that I have done that I regret. The terrible things that are pushed way back in the back of my mind so I can hardly remember them. I try not to think

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