The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas

Pick from the stories we have read so far and use two outside sources (some will be available on the class blog) and write a three-page critical essay. Use quotes from the stories and from your two outside sources.
Include a works cited page with all sources and PLEASE look at the example paper under Class Information!
Here is the link to the blog:
Refer to the example MLA paper in-class resources for how to set up the paper. MAKE SURE YOU USE CITATIONS FOR QUOTES! This was not required in the short essay!

Using “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas,” can you think of any analogy of the child in the room in our society? If so, who is the child, and who suffers at its expense? Use examples from the texts along with outside sources to support your thesis.


AVOID USING DIRECT QUOTES IN YOUR INTRODUCTION OR CONCLUSION. Sometimes a quote from an outside source is okay if it captures the point of your thesis but avoid quoting primary texts.
You need to include in-text quotations and citations from whatever primary texts you are discussing and TWO OUTSIDE SOURCES!
Make a connection between the outside source you are using and your thesis and primary text.
Do not retell the story! Analyze and explain your thesis (which is your main point).
ONLY USE RELIABLE OUTSIDE SOURCES! Do not copy and paste or simply change a few words around from an unreliable source. If it was easy for you to find information to copy and paste from the internet, it’s just as easy for me to find it.
Make sure you get the character’s names right, as well as the author. It comes off as sloppy if you mix up characters or what author wrote what.
Read over your work. Have someone else read over your work.
“Short Stories” (Quotation Marks)
Novels, Plays, and Films (Italics)