Fear and its Effects and Functions in "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas"
Fear plays a very important role in Ursula K. Le Guin's short story "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" as it pertains to the story's main theme of the collective's needs and wants being more important than that of an individual. Fear helps to develop the plot as well in that it functions as hidden ripple in the perfection of
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allows the citizens to control their emotions such as compassion and so that they can be at peace with their town and the poor child in the small room. In a story about place where everyone is happy it is remarkable that fear could play such an important role on the themes. Even the ones who walk away are influenced by fear if they weren't they would do something to they wouldn't just walk away.