All Summer In A Day Analysis

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Priya Halani In life, everyone has had that common feeling of hatred towards another person who has something that you don’t have. In the end, they will suffer the consequences of their cruel actions, such as the feeling of guilt devouring them up. Ray Bradbury proves this universal theme in his short story “All Summer in a Day”, as well as, Timbaland in his song “Apologize”. In the short story “All Summer in a Day”, Margot has seen the sun, but her classmates haven’t. This subtle difference between the two, results in the classmates being cruel and mean to Margot, but at the end, feel sorry for their actions, as shown in “Apologize”. In the song “Apologize”, the singer is made fun of and people are mean to him, which proves the results of being mean from the victim’s point of view. In both of these forms of art, we are able to learn that the resulting consequence of being mean is feeling responsible and that apologizing may not always be the strategy to solve a problem like such. A commonality between “All Summer in a Day” and “Apologize” is that they both describe someone feeling bad for his or her cruel actions. In Bradbury 's short story, the children are terribly cruel to her because they restrained her from seeing the sun. However, later they realize the weight of their cruelty on themselves. For example, “Their faces were solemn and pale. They looked at their hands and feet, their faces down.” Their feeling of guilt is shown by revealing actions and descriptive
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