What literary theories best describe "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" by Le Guin?

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"The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" is a complex short story that lends itself to interpretation via multiple critical theories. However, the two strongest interpretations are probably Marxist and psychological/psychoanalytical. When applying these theories to any text, the questions that should be asked are:

  • Where is the money and/or power in the story, and how does that affect the story?
  • What do the characters' actions reflect about their states of mind and/or the...

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