Essay on Literary Analysis

1042 Words Apr 1st, 2016 5 Pages
Cierra Henry
Professor Nieman
ENG 102
30 March 2016
Literary Analysis: The One Who Walked Away from Omelas
As you read the story and imagine as you go the first image that may pop into your mind is the Indian culture or something of that sort. Everything about the festival, the dancing, the clothing, the flags, the music, the laughter, the activities all together may indicate and assure that the city of Omelas was a complete happy place filled with people who love to have a great time. But all of this happiness comes with a price, but to whose expense? The city of Omelas portrays happiness and perfection. but someone is suffering in order for the city to pursue happiness. Who has to pay the price? Through symbolism and imagery Ursula
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They can't stand hurt or the fat of the real world for that matter. So to have someone take the unhappiness away forever with no cost to them is right up their alley. The society is very unhappy, happiness comes from the inside and when you are in tune with yourself no matter where you are or the situation that is at hand can make you unhappy. A smile can hide so much you never know what someone is going through. Judgment, the people at Omelas use their eyes to judge others around them, they are all in all malice for happiness but yet and steel they judge each other and think that they are better than one another but in all actuality they are no better than the other. The use of drugs assures us that not everyone is happy and not everyone’s life is perfect as it may seem and that they to need another source of escape from their reality. “Often the young people go home in tears, or in a tearless rage, when they have seen the child and faced this terrible paradox” (4). Tears can mean different thing, happiness, tears of joy, tears from laughter, but in this case it was tears of sadness and anger. The rage from these children really expresses that they know the things that are happening to the child are wrong, it’s morally wrong. The children that are old enough and have heard the story cry because they somehow realize that they are not truly happy. They get angry at the fact that this

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