In the short story "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas," how do symbol, allegory, and fantasy play a role in the story?

In the short story "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas," how do symbol, allegory, and fantasy play a role in the story?

In the short story "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas," how do symbol, allegory, and fantasy play a role in the story?

In the short story "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas," how do symbol, allegory, and fantasy play a role in the story?

What is unique about LeGuin’s story, “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” is the fact that she does not tell the reader much.  Indeed, there is even a moral ambiguity created at the end of the narrative as the ones who depart Omelas yet leave the child in misery.Nevertheless, LeGuin did state that she had written her story as a fictive allegory of the scapegoat “as the American conscience.”  For instance, LeGuin’s story can be read as an allegory of American capitalism in which a small percentage of wealthy executives give themselves raises while laying off other employees or exploiting their employees as in the case of Enron which misrepresented their stock prices in order to profit for their executives while depriving the lower employees.Or, the symbolic child can be allegorically interpreted as the impoverished in America who suffer while a select wealthy class is untouched by even severe economic times.
In the short story "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas," how do symbol, allegory, and fantasy play a role in the story?
In the short story "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas," how do symbol, allegory, and fantasy play a role in the story?
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In the short story "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas," how do symbol, allegory, and fantasy play a role in the story?
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