The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas Topics for Discussion

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Topic 1

What is a utopia? What is a dystopia? Does the city of Omelas fulfill the definition of either one? How would you describe the city?

Topic 2

Why do the people walk away from Omelas? Where do you think they are going? What type of person do you think walks away from the city? Why do you think they always walk away alone and into darkness?

Topic 3

What does the narrator seem to think of Omelas? Do you think the narrator agrees or disagrees with the circumstances that support the city? Do you think the narrator agrees that the exchange is fair and that the achievements of the city justify the price that is paid?

Topic 4

What do you think of the narrator’s idea that pain and evil are banal and boring? That happiness or joyousness are far more important? Do you think there is such...

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