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In the short story The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas Ursula K Le Guin shares her imagination with her readers Le Guin keeps us on the edge of our seats with it She lets us believe that Omelas seems to be a happy and perfect place to live only to find out things are not always what they seem to be Le Guin describes the people of Omelas with such strong words They were not nave and happy children-though their children were in fact happy They were mature intelligent passionate adults whose lives were not wrenched394 Leaving us only to conclude that this place in fact is a lovely place to live a joyous city indeed The author tells us of a legal drug and sex beyond belief I thought at first there were no drugs but that is puritanical For those who like it the faint insistent sweetness of drooz may perfume the ways of the city drooz which firsts brings a great lightness and brilliance to the mind and limbs and then after some hours a dreamy languor and wonderful visions at last of the very arcane and inmost secrets of the Universe as well as exciting the pleasure of sex beyond all belief and it is not habit forming For more modest tastes I think there ought to be beer What else what else belongs in the joyous city394395 Le Guin gives a description of the city of Omelas as if it were a fairytale where else but a fable can such things occur Beautiful nudes marvel about indulging in drugs and orgies is acceptable to the people of the city All the good that there is to tell of the joyous city but what seems to be joyous is not The city of Omelas has a horrible display set up for the people to see The author sets
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