“All Summer In a Day” Margot moved from Venus 5 years ago and since then she’s been longing to see the sun come out from behind the mucky grey mess that covers Venus’ skies. She is bullied by her fellow classmates and especially a student named William. Finally 5 years of waiting paid off, Margot will be able to see the sun that she remembers, but she is faced with difficulties. William decides to do something, something unforgivable. Margot is now no longer able to see the thing that brings life to her soul.
Everyone experiences jealousy at some point in their life, and it usually ends up hurting them because they want to know the feeling so badly. In the short story “All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury and in the song “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers, they both show how jealousy can hurt you and in some cases, someone else. In “All Summer in a Day” all the kids are waiting to see the sun for the first time on the planet Venus where the sun comes every seven years. All the kids are from Venus, except for Margot, who lived on Earth until she was four, and she remembers what the sun looks like.
Most readers at this time can not even comprehend the pain Lily feels because most people do not go through times like this. Kidd presents abuse by adding the commentary, “I’d been kneeling on grits since I was six, but still I never got used to that powdered-glass feeling beneath my skin” (Kidd, 24). Nobody will ever get used to abuse. The audience feels sorrow for Lily at this point. She has been dealing with abuse for about 8 years.
They specifically target her because she is different, and because she contradicts everyone’s beliefs. She is different, and knows more, but the kids do not believe her, as to them, it may feel as if they were bowing down to an inferior, which would hurt their pride and dignity. One way
Bradbury’s writing style can be seen in all his pieces, especially in two of his most famous short stories- “All Summer in a Day” and “The Pedestrian”. “All Summer in a Day” takes place on Venus, where the Sun shines for only two hours every seven years, heavy rains tormenting the planet the rest of the time. The protagonist is Margot, a nine-year-old girl that is very different from her peers because she had witnessed the Sun. Margot lived the first half of her life on Earth, and because of this, is often bullied by her classmates due to jealousy. “The Pedestrian” is very comparable, with the main character, Mr. Leonard Mead, also being considered “strange” in his community.
When the sun actually came out they left her in the closet and she missed seeing the sun. This shows how jealous they were that she remembered the sun and they didn’t so, they were willing to take this once every seven year chance from her that she desperately needed. Another example is when Margot was telling her sun poem to the class, they told her she was lying and teased her.
Prejudice is a powerful force that affects the lives of many characters in The Chrysalids by John Whyndam and Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. In these texts women are not treated equally, children are taught to discriminate and, the prejudice towards eachother leads to violence. Firstly, the women of these texts are affected and have to deal with an abundance of prejudice and sexism towards them. Secondly, the adolescent are affected by prejudice since they grow up in worlds where they are taught to hate and not treat others equally. Thirdly, the prejudices towards one another leads to violence which affects themselves and those around them.
I felt my body tremble, and my hands once again curled into fists. I want to scream at Mr. McCoy.” This shows that Ava is angry and annoyed because she became aggravated because Mr. McCoy insulted girls. Ava thinks that just because she's a girl she shouldn't be treated any different than the rest of the team which is made of all boys. She is mad at Mr.McCoy everyday and hates him so much. She is also mad at Jacob because he bullies her and thinks that she is weak.
The film “The Help” produced by Chris Columbus and the short story “All summer in a day” by Ray Bradbury have similar lessons to teach the reader and viewer. In “The Help” the main character Aibileen is a colored maid who is disrespected and bullied by her employer Elizabeth Leefolt like all of the other colored people. Then a white female named Skeeter comes along and stands up for all the colored . In “All summer in a day” the main character Margot is getting bullied because she is different and does not fit in with the rest of her classmates and she doesn 't do anything about it. But things are seldom as they appear.