In a way it is that guilt that persuades us to have compassion. The Omelas people know that if the child were released, then the possible happiness of the degraded child—and it is only possible, not probable—would be set against the sure failure of the happiness of the many.
Yet they started out as innocents, the children borne into an institution that counted them as three-fifths a human being. Without those suffering, my friend would not have a place as such that he would make the money he does.
Your ideas are all very creative. The specific socio-politico-economic setup of the community is not mentioned, but the narrator merely explains that the reader cannot be sure of every particular.
Omelas is a joyful city inhabited by mature, intelligent, passionate adults. Quite a price indeed. The fate this child has been condemned to is truly horrifying. I disagree with you, but I would like to answer your question: Another example would be the homeless.
Michelle on at Though, I believe some are straying from the main point. It intrigues me how you came up with the idea.
I am not criticizing your thoughts, simply pondering. In my mind, the child of Omelas represents those children working in sweat shops. The vibrant festival atmosphere, however, seems to be an everyday characteristic of the blissful community, whose citizens, though limited in their advanced technology to communal rather than private resources, are still intelligent, sophisticated, and cultured.
But there is the question of all the other children. Yet I say that nothing could justify what is being done to that child. In a sense, they live the way they live, so we can live the way we live. Everything about Omelas is so abundantly pleasing that the narrator decides the reader is not yet truly convinced of its existence and so elaborates upon one final element of the city: Should the happiness and freedom of the white children have been bought at the expense of the servitude of the black children?
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