In "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas," did they walk away because they were depressed and unhappy people?

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gbeatty eNotes educator| Certified Educator

No. Or rather, no, they didn't walk away because they were intrinsically unhappy, but rather because they were unwilling to take part in a system that depending on another's suffering. They were happy with their choices, even though they didn't know what their fates would be.

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