Unformatted text preview: humanity knowing that there are people who would stay at Omelas and continue to live their perfect life, at the expense of another life. But then, the people that walk away from Omelas wouldn’t exactly be considered as a saint either because they just left that child there to suffer, it’s like walking away from their problems. This literary work is actually quite amazing, a simple story that makes the reader ponder about life itself, people go through pain and misery sometime in their life, would I accept to live with that pain and misery or let some unfortunate child live it for me? Of course letting some unfortunate child live it for me sounds very tempting, but I wouldn’t be able to live a happy and perfect life, in exchange for a child’s misery. This story proves that all good things are too good to be true, because there’s always a catch....
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- Fall '13
- English-language films, Walking, Ursula K. Le Guin, Omelas, unfortunate child