All Summer In A Day And Zero Hour Analysis

751 Words4 Pages
Many people have experienced what it is like to be so desirous to have something they make an awful decision based off of what they want so badly. In the short stories All Summer in a Day and Zero Hour inexperienced children react to their desire for something they don’t have. However, In All Summer in a Day the young ones are transformed into callous bullies, while in the meantime the kids in Zero Hour lose sight of what's important and team up with strangers. Overall these two stories by Ray Bradbury share an important theme. First of All Summer in a Day and Zero Hour there are poor decisions made due to their hunger for power, and things they did not have. One example of this is on page 2 of All Summer in a Day where it says, “‘It’s like a penny,’ she said once, eyes closed. ‘No it’s not!’ the children cried.’ The children would have listened to Margot and tried to understand instead of immediately shutting her down if they weren’t being manipulated by their lust for the sun they have heard about. They treat her unfairly because they don’t have what she got. While this may not help them, the kids have been mislead so they can not focus…show more content…
In All Summer in a Day it says, ‘I think the sun is a flower, That blooms for just one hour. That was Margot’s poem, read in a quiet voice in the still classroom while the rain falling outside. ‘Aw you didn’t write that!’ protested one of the boys.” From this quote one student hurts a fellow classmate who happens to want the same thing he does, but doesn’t react in an ungenerous way. At the same time in Zero Hour in paragraphs 105-115 Mink is mean to a peer Peggy Ann who was trying to best to help. However because she was not making as much progress as Mink needed to get the power she needed Mink acted selfishly. From these two pieces of evidence it is easily seen that children have been mislead by the power of wanting something to a certain
Open Document