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A Child Named Innocents

A Child Named Innocents

by C. L. Vaughn
     
 
This paper examines Ursula K. Le Guin’s story, “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” and attempts to find the meanings within the story.

Beginning paragraphs from the paper:

After reading “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” it became apparent that Le Guin may have been using this short story as a creative way to

Overview

This paper examines Ursula K. Le Guin’s story, “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” and attempts to find the meanings within the story.

Beginning paragraphs from the paper:

After reading “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” it became apparent that Le Guin may have been using this short story as a creative way to explain the concept of heaven and hell, our innocents and the loss of it. There are many examples within the story to support this conclusion, but to do so you must look at the examples not as literal items or descriptions, but as metaphors.

Ursula K. Le Guin starts by giving a description of the city and hints at the fact that it is a city surrounded by barriers, its people are in fact trapped. She does this with the simple words of, “…bright-towered by the sea” and “…north and west the mountains stood up half encircling Omelas”. Le Guin completes the image of a population trapped by stating that those who choose to leave do so by, “They keep walking, and walk straight out of the city of Omelas, through the beautiful gates”. The key being the term “gates” as a symbol that those inside are kept inside by a gate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012139061
Publisher:
Alleywolf.com
Publication date:
01/13/2011
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