Dystopian Society: 'The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas'

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Omelas Society Essay revisions Many hope to experience Utopia. However, most beliefs of utopia end up turning into a dystopia. The Story, “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas,” is an example of a dystopian society, with the illusion of a Utopia. There are certain characteristics that Omelas displays which make it a dystopian society. Those characteristics are, conform, utopian illusion, and the outside world is cutoff. Conform implies that citizens conform to uniform expectations and individuality and dissent are bad. The Utopian is the fact that everyone but that one kid is happy. Everyone seems happy until you learn about that one kid who is suffering. That is what the author is trying to show, that anyone, group, or societies complete happiness relies on one person being unhappy. In the story of Omelas the society is trying to achieve happiness. They live in a society where animals don’t need to be on leashes, and where there are no laws. There are no laws because crimes are not committed. People in Omelas are happy. However, In Omelas there is this one kid. No one knows what gender it is, and it lives with that whole societies suffering. “They know that if the wretched…show more content…
This leads the reader to wonder, who is this supposed to be written for? or who is supposed to get this message? This story is trying to address the people that try not acknowledge the suffering the others. To address the people who are able to turn off the bad news so they don’t have to think about all the happiness. These type of people also exist in Omelas. “Quote to show those types O people”. These people are similar to how some people in our society deal with unhappiness. For example, when walking down the street and you see a homeless person. Sometimes you think to yourself thank goodness I am not out in the streets or suffering like this man or women is. It happens to people and it is a hard thing to deal

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