Why does the narrator doubt that we will believe in and accept the description of the festival, the city, the joy? 

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The narrator presumes that the reader will be skeptical that a place as good and beautiful as Omelas could exist. There is the sense that the reader will have to imagine things on his own to understand the place -- even if that means imagining the existence of drug use, or sexual promiscuity -- because, according to the narrator,...

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