The Use of symbolism in The Ones who Walk away from Omelas

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Literary Essay: "The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas" At times, in order for one to be happy, one may sometimes base and compare their happiness on the misfortunes of others. The Child, in the story "The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas" by Ursula K. Leguin, is used as a significant symbol to effectively create emotional responses in the readers mind, and is also used to criticise the members of today's society. Finally in …

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…In conclusion, it is because of this symbolic child that Le Guin has been able to draw in the reader emotionally, as well as make the reader aware of the issues happening in our society today. The author has also been able to effectively convey the message to the reader, the great unfortunate it is that in order for one to realize his/her blessings, they must compare it with those of the less fortunate.