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The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas - Ursula K. Le Guin
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
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Some inhabitants of a peaceful kingdom cannot tolerate the act of cruelty that underlies its happiness.The story "Omelas" was first published in New Dimensions 3, a hard-cover science fiction anthology edited by Robert Silverberg, in October 1973, and the following year it won Le Guin the... show more
Some inhabitants of a peaceful kingdom cannot tolerate the act of cruelty that underlies its happiness.The story "Omelas" was first published in New Dimensions 3, a hard-cover science fiction anthology edited by Robert Silverberg, in October 1973, and the following year it won Le Guin the prestigious Hugo Award for best short story.It was subsequently printed in her short
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Format: ebook
Publisher: Creative Education, Inc.
Pages no: 31
Edition language: English
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3.0 The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
I… really don't know what to say. The beginning was fun and the end destroyed me emotionally - I enjoyed it a lot. The thoughts it sparked about perspective and inclusion in utopia, and the construction of utopian societies, were wonderful as welll. At the same time though, the way this disabled chi...
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4.0 The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
Read 20/07/2014.
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4.0 Dystopian Fiction: Short Story Style
I don't typically read short stories, but when offered the chance to read dystopian fiction (my fav genre) by the renowned Ursula K. Le Guin with other dystopian fans? That's already a pretty sweet deal. And the fact that it's a short story means I don't have to fret over my previously scheduled rea...
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nataliya rated it
Is the happiness of thousands worth the suffering of a single innocent person? Of one innocent child? Think about that. And hold your loud and resounding and outraged NO! for a minute.A background - this is what the brilliant Ursula K. Le Guin brings up in her very short 1973 story The Ones Who Walk...
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To me, this short story offers one of those "open question" scenarios. Apparently it was written in response to Le Guin's reading of the following passage from The Moral Philosopher and the Moral Life by William James:Or if the hypothesis were offered us of a world in which Messrs. Fourier's and Bel...
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