the ones who walked away from omelas

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Ying Li Dr. Muriel Brennan ENG 110AG Feb. 25, 2008 Literature Response Sheet Title : “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” Author : Ursula K. Le Guin Symbol : the city of Omelas is a symbol of sins covered up by prefect appearance. Theme : The perfection in one aspect often relies on the sacrifice of another. Response : Ms. Le Guin’s short story “The Ones Who Walked Away From Omelas” leads me into Omelas, a beautifully constructed utopia. Unlike the other short stories I have read, this story has no protagonist but a setting---a city named Omelas. My impression for this story is a series of surprises, and each surprise came to me as a turning point of this story. In the first half, the author’s words such as “joyous and shimmering” portray such a wonderland. While reading, I was thinking of the title of this story: why would people ever want to leave a city this perfect? The second part of the story gripped me deeply with a deep contrast on what I have read earlier. Ms. Le Guin reveals that for a paradise to exist, filth must have been shoveled underneath
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2011 for the course POLITICAL 210 taught by Professor Amitage during the Spring '08 term at San Mateo Colleges.

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