Is Omelas a true utopia in "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" by Ursula Le Guin?

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A utopia is a place in which everything is perfect. One might imagine, then, that every individual in a utopia needs to feel valued and happy, and no one must be made to feel "less than" or undeserving of happiness. Omelas cannot be considered a utopia, because of the miserable and abused child in the closet, upon whom everyone else's happiness depends. The child is the victim of "fear, malnutrition, and neglect." It sits in its own excrement (which explains the festering sores on its body), fearing the mops with which it must share a room, and it is fed little and even kicked to make it stand when people come to see it. The child experiences no kindness whatsoever, though it can "remember sunlight and its mother's voice." It cries and whines constantly, though it speaks less and less as...

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