Comparison between the movie "V for Vendetta" and the short story "The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas" eritten by Ursula K. Le GuinI am eriting a contrast/comparison paper on the two titles...

Comparison between the movie "V for Vendetta" and the short story "The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas" eritten by Ursula K. Le Guin

I am eriting a contrast/comparison paper on the two titles mentioned above. I'm having a bit of trouble coming up with a theme for my paper.Any suggestions are appreciated! Thanks!!

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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The theme is that you are responsible for atrocities committed in your name, or for which you benefit. The sacrificial lamb in Omelas is accepted by some people of the community, but others are not willing to allow another to suffer for their sake. If you know that something horrible is happening and you do not stop it, you are just as responsible. The community members live in blissful ignorance until they find out the dirty secret. Some ignore it. Others leave. Does anyone stop it?
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The theme is that you are responsible for atrocities committed in your name, or for which you benefit. The sacrificial lamb in Omelas is accepted by some people of the community, but others are not willing to allow another to suffer for their sake. If you know that something horrible is happening and you do not stop it, you are just as responsible. The community members live in blissful ignorance until they find out the dirty secret. Some ignore it. Others leave. Does anyone stop it?
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Thank you very much! I enjoyed both the movie & the story. Sad but so real as people do this type of thing everyday. These stories really brought that aspect to life!! I was having trouble narrowing down a theme to write about-because I seem to want to write about everything!!!! :)

 

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