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The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas Summary
Ursula K. Le Guin

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Introduction

"The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" is Ursula K. Le Guin' s allegorical tale about a Utopian society in which Omelas' happiness is made possible by the sacrifice of one child for the sake of the group. In an allegory, many symbols and images are used in an attempt to illustrate universal truths about life. "Omelas" was first published in the magazine New Directions in 1973, and the following year it won Le Guin the prestigious Hugo Award for best short story. It was subsequently printed in her short story collection The Wind's Twelve Quarters in 1975. Le Guin is known primarily as a science fiction and fantasy writer, and "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" is notable for being one of the few short stories of the genre to be widely anthologized in collections of general fiction. It is also notable for containing a vagueness uncharacteristic of many...

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