The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas

by

Ursula K. Le Guin

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The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas Characters

The Narrator

The Narrator is the unnamed speaker who dictates the story, speaking directly to the reader. The narrator seems to be inventing Omelas as they write. Although never stated explicitly, the narrator does not try to… read analysis of The Narrator

The Child

The Child is the awful, shameful secret of Omelas—the secret that everyone knows. Citizens are only able to experience their happiness because this child suffers. Further, every citizen must confront the truth of the child’s… read analysis of The Child

The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas

The narrator never reveals specific information about the individual characters of the people who decide to walk away from Omelas—only that they are all ages and genders. What unites them is their decision to reject… read analysis of The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas