Rebellion and the Individual in Literature Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

Rebellion and the Individual in Literature
Explores the theme of the individual's rebellion against society in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" and Ursula Le Guin's "The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas".
# 39917 | 900 words | 2 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 15, 2003 in English (Analysis) , Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet) , Literature (General)

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This paper explores the nature and the relationship of the individual within society in the classic tragedy "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare and "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" by Ursula Le Guin. Through investigating the position of the individual and society, it can be seen that the simplest solutions to problems are not even considered due to the lack of value that the sum of society places upon individuals and that rebellion against the status quo helps to demonstrate why society creates a scenario in which the individuals feel trapped and where rebellion is their best option.

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