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Essay heading: "It" Holds the Key to Omelas' Happiness
 
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There was a child before "it" and there will always be a child after "it" because the people of Omelas have come to accept it as the price for their prosperity. The people of Omelas put away all their pity and helplessness that they had felt for the child and continued living their life despite knowing that there will always be a child or "lost soul" suffering as a sacrifice for their continued happy and guilt free society...
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Having this approach to this situation might even open my eyes to the fact that Omelas is a city that lives in doubt. The people of Omelas are not free themselves because they seem to be trapped into this society of forced happiness. It is through this child they know compassion, happiness and freedom...
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