"The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" Analytical Essay by RightRiters

"The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas"
A look at the importance of imagery in Ursula K. Le Guin's short story, "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas."
# 16740 | 678 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 24, 2003 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)

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The paper shows how the imagery in Ursula K. Ke Guin's short story has to be nothing short of stunning, because it is a story about nothing in particular and leaves the readers to their own conclusions. The paper shows how Le Guin has had to create a very real world or else the reader will simply feel left out, rather than being drawn in. The paper discusses some of the most disturbing, effective and outstanding images in the story to illustrate their literary importance.

From the Paper:

"Probably one of the most disturbing and yet powerful images is that of the child in the basement. "It is afraid of the mops. It finds them horrible. It shuts its eyes, but it knows the mops are still standing there; and the door is locked; and nobody will come" (Le Guin ). Not only is it disgusting, but it takes away all the goodness from these people, and makes them appear dark and dangerous, and not quite so appealing as they were in the beginning of the story. In fact, the child is the evil that surrounds the community, and that is why the image is so disturbing."

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