In Ursula K. LeGuin's "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas," happiness and misery are juxtaposed in an extreme setting. In the city of Omelas, every person is happy: there is a festival atmosphere, everyone shares resources and has clothes and food, and everyone seems to be enjoying themselves. However, the narrator admits that there is one child that is forced into eternal misery in order to ensure the happiness of the community as a whole. In this particular quote, the narrator attempts to emphasize the poetic nature of happiness. Throughout the story, the narrator is trying to convince the reader that Omelas is the perfect place, even by mentioning its one and only "bad part." The narrator says that evil and pain are boring, because it really is only one child, and the rest of the community is a beautiful, utopian place. The ones who walk away from Omelas after discovering the truth must be the ones who do not, in fact, find the suffering of one child "banal" or boring. Instead, it is the catalyst for them to leave the only place they have ever known, the supposed happiest place in the world.