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Unformatted text preview: ” (Crane, p. 96). I feel this is exactly what I would say and how I would feel too. I feel this story still would have been good and interesting but knowing it was real makes it so much better to read because you try to relate to the characters more and you try to put yourself in those situations to see how you would react if it was you. It is just different reading a story that is fictional and one that is real. 2. Take a close look at Jackson’s description of the black wooden box (paragraph 5) and of the black spot on the fatal slip of paper (paragraph 72). What do these objects suggest to you? Are there any other symbols in the story? 3. Do you find in “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” any implied criticism of our own society? While I was reading this story I kept trying not to judge these people in the village because this is what their lives were like and it is no different than how we live today. The child being locked away and nobody coming to help it is very similar in our society today. Yes, many people would have the urge to save the child but if it to help it is very similar in our society today....
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- Spring '13
- The Open Boat, black wooden box, van.