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.