What Is The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas Rhetorical Analysis

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In “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas,” Ursula Le Guin invites readers to witness life in a beautiful utopian city, where citizens enjoy boundless contentment and life itself is a victory to be celebrated. Though idyllic, the city Omelas and its inhabitants are portrayed as a cut above the blissfully ignorant utopian stereotype- they are not “naïve and happy children,” but rather “mature, intelligent, passionate adults whose lives were not wretched.” Le Guin is aware how fantastical such a concept might sound, and through her nameless, omniscient narrator she earnestly attempts to persuade readers to take Omelas at face value. The narrator appeals for input from readers’ own minds, encouraging the audience to supplement the concept of Omelas

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