All Summer In A Day Analysis

877 Words4 Pages
“All Summer in a Day,” by Ray Bradbury is a short story about a little girl named Margot and her new life on Venus. On Venus, the sun shines every 7 years making it an unforgettable occasion for everyone who lives on the foreign planet. The main character, Margot, is bullied by her classmates because she came to Venus a lot later than the rest of her “peers” and remembers the sun, and its beautiful existence when she was back on Earth. Margot tells various stories about the sun and the way it looks “...like a penny” and “a fire...in a stove,” for this the children become jealous, and want Margot to the feel their pain of not seeing the sun. The children let her feel their pain by locking her in a closet for the minimal amount of time that the sun is shining on their home of Venus. Although, in the kids defense, Margot doesn’t give the kids a chance to ever be nice or to even interact with Margot, for she never speaks to any of her classmates. Because of these various reasons, the theme of Ray Bradbury’s story is pain causes jealousy and jealousy causes pain.
Margot, described as a “...very frail girl who looked as if she had been lost in the rain for years and the rain had washed out the blue from her eyes and the red from her mouth and the yellow from her hair,” only finds joy in speaking about the sun, and her time in Ohio. The children quickly become jealous of Margot, whenever she speaks about the sun. The author, Ray Bradbury, changes his point of view
Open Document