What is the narrator's opinion of Omelas in Ursula K. Le Guin's "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas"?

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The narrator of "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" does not seem capable of giving a straightforward account of Omelas.  For one thing, Le Guin subtitles her story parenthetically, "Variations on a Theme by Williams James."  Reliability is, therefore, questionable for the narrator since she is ambiguous about several ideas, serving several variations for her audience to consider.  For instance, she writes,

a cheerful faint sweetness of the air from time to time trembled and gathered together and broke out into the great joyous clanging of the bells.

Joyous!  How is one to tell about joy?  How describe the citizens of Omelas?

The narrator also...

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