Essay on Analysis Of Ursula Le Guin 's The Ones Who Walk Away

1524 Words Nov 30th, 2016 7 Pages
The idea of a perfect world is very complex and often confusing to understand; it becomes simpler to imagine such world if suffering existed within it. However, if a perfect world contains suffering, it then becomes flawed. In Ursula Le Guin’s The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas, the narrator struggles with the problem of creating a realistic ‘perfect world’, and as a solution she has created two contradictory worlds in which the existence of one is dependant on the other. the narrator provides many versions of Omelas when she changes details about the city, however, these types of worlds seem to fall into two opposing worlds based on the concept of good versus evil. In doing this, she constructs a world of happiness and a world of suffering; ones that are completely opposite of one another. This essay will argue the reason for the existence of both worlds, and why it is necessary for their rules to oppose each other. Explanations of literary devices present in the narrative, such as similes and imagery, will analyze how these two worlds contradict one another. In addition, through these analyzes, I will justify why the existence of one of these contradictories is dependant on the other. The citizens of Omelas are joyous, happy people. However, the idea of suffering is brought into the text, giving support to the idea of two contradictory worlds. The narrator talks about children roaming free during the festival, “Children dodged in and out, their high calls rising like…

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