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13023Re: [mythsoc] Omelas query

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  • David Bratman
    Oct 9, 2004
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      At 08:44 PM 10/9/2004 -0400, Anne wrote:

      >"The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" is in LeGuin's collection >The Wind's
      >Twelve Quarters<. I don't know if it's still in print or not. I'm not sure I
      >entirely agree with LeGuin--being more a believer in confronting an issue
      >than walking away from it--but I still can't read that story without a
      tear or
      >two at the end.

      I don't think the ones who walk away are evading an issue. They're
      refusing either to accept an intolerable moral situation or to make other
      people's moral choices for them.

      David Bratman
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