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YMMV: The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
- Alternate Character Interpretation: Some consider the titular characters cowards- after all, it's not like they do anything to actually help the child. At most, they're conscientious objectors.
- Applicability: The story can be considered a commentary on everything from sweatshops to the bystander effect.
- Awesome Moments: "They keep walking, and walk straight out of the city of Omelas, through the beautiful gates..."
- Wham Moment: The description of the child.