The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas Equality

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The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula Le Guin is about Omelas, a Utopian city of happiness and delight. The residents of the Utopian city are cultured and wise. Everything about Omelas is charming except for the one and only dark secret of the city which makes it prosperous. Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. is set in 2081, when the U.S government has finally formed “equality” by eliminating the uniqueness of the exceptionally gifted people through technology. The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas portrays Omelas, as an equal society, however, there is one unlucky child who has to suffer from filth for the good fortune of the city, whereas, Harrison Bergeron portrays equality in such a way, where each citizen is handicapped in order to maintain “equality” which turns out to be painful.…show more content…
The prosperity of Omelas lies on a lone unfortunate child to be locked up in an everlasting darkness and misery. The central idea of the story is that the residents are equally enjoying their lives in Omelas knowing the fact that their happiness is the pain to a helpless child, although, in the end, the people of Omelas don’t bother to free the child because it threatens their maintained peace. They believe that Omelas is the city of equality but the joy of thousands against the misery of one is certainly not the definition of equality. The society won’t take any sort of action because, after all, it threatens their comfort and

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