Certainly it could be said that others may find the theme to be, how deciding to live a life by yourself can be very sad and can often lead to missed memories, joy, and fun times with friends. While this a reasonable point, it fails to be the best theme of the paper because during the story, the reader finds out Margot is strange, odd, a misfit, and does not have any friends among her classmates. Her classmates actually bully her instead. Although, when Margot got bullied, it was because she hid in her own shadows. When Margot arrived at Venus, joining her new classmates, she talked to them about the sight and feeling of what she called the sun.
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.
Margot is now no longer able to see the thing that brings life to her soul. After the dark clouds roll in William realizes his jealousy got to him, as a result he made an awful decision. Don’t let jealousy get the best of you or you will not only leave someone else in sorrow, but leave yourself regretting. At the beginning of the story Margot is bullied by William and her classmates. She is disliked because of many different aspects, and no one ever believes a word that she says.”Think the sun is a flower, that blooms for just one hour” (Bradbury), chanted Margot; She was soon faced with disbelief, William cried out that she was not the author of that poem whilst she in return argued with him.
In the article, “Greg Ousley Is Sorry for Killing Parents. Is That Enough?,” by Scott Anderson proves that some young individuals may act violently for certain matters because of how their parents treat them. It is unclear as to why juveniles and adolescents automatically go into extreme measures, however, this may be caused by lack of support from their parents. Anderson asserts, “What Phillips couldn’t see was that Greg’s behavior masked a rapidly deteriorating home life, where he was now the sole focus of his mother’s rage. Almost daily, Greg told me, his mother would rip into him about something- his grades, his appearance, his choice of friends- ferocious tirades that often culminated in her telling him, “I know you’re going to leave me just like your sisters did.” Once her anger passed, Bonnie would usually apologize to her son, but after a time, Greg didn’t even hear it anymore” (Anderson 42).
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”.
June goes to swim class with another June who bullies her and calls her names. The second way June gets bullied is physically. June gets beat up really bad and doesn’t tell her mom. The last way June gets bullied is from her emotions. She gets scared at night.
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.
All throughout the short story Margot doesn’t participate and have fun with her peers on Venus. If Margot didn’t want to be bullied she should change and think about what will happen based on her choices. Instead of constantly being depressed she should loosen up and have a good time with the other children. “‘And this was because she would play no games with them in the echoing tunnels of the underground city. If they tagged her and ran, she stood blinking.’” This is significant because it shows that the other students have the best intentions at first and try to be kind.
This causes the other kids to get jealous of her, and for them to see Margot as an outcast. Later in the story, this causes a major situation, and these actions cannot be undone. All of the actions that happen towards Margot from the other kids, are caused by jealousy. With these actions, we can come to the conclusion that jealousy can get the best of people and it can surely cause problems. As mentioned before, the other kids see Margot as an outcast, and they all look at her sideways because she is constantly gloomy.
After the children have played in the sun for two hours, they had realized that Margot was right. This supports my point because it gives specific information on how the children act when the teacher isn’t watching them. When the children acted out finally, the boy William, had pushed her and she didn’t move. They all crept away from her because it was a little creepy. This also supports my claim because the children are so swept up in their own jealousy that they bully her.