The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
This study guide will help you analyze the text “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” by Ursula K. Le Guin. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on plot and structure, characterization, and themes.
Title: “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Genre: Short story
Year of Publication: 1973
Ursula K. Le Guin is an American writer who is mostly known for her fantasy and science-fiction stories, but also for her short stories and books for children. The short story “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” was published in 1973 in the magazine New Directions and it brought her the Hugo Award for the best short story.
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