All Summer In A Day

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Nearly everyone around the world makes mistakes. Some are minor mistakes, while many cause a ripple effect. At times, making mistakes that involve the close people around us can create a feeling of loss or defeat. This universal theme is brought to text in “All Summer in a Day”, by Ray Bradbury, and “Happier”, by Ed Sheeran. In “All Summer in a Day”, Margot’s classmates put Margot down by bullying her and robbing her of her chance to see the sun, although they soon become aware of how unpleasant they were to her, which results in them being upset and depressed. In “Happier”, Sheeran becomes aware of how much he feels contrite about his mistakes in the past that negatively affected the girl he loved, and as a result, he has a hard time letting…show more content…
In “All Summer in a Day”, Bradbury makes it clear that the classmates notice their mistakes with Margot by their own sadness as well as Margot’s. A passage from the text states, “And then … A few cold drops fell on their noses and their cheeks and their mouths. The sun faded behind a stir of mist … ‘Margot!’ ‘What?’ ‘She’s still in the closet where we locked her.’ ‘Margot.’ “ This is showing that the classmates suddenly felt horrible about what they did to Margot when the Sun disappeared and they went back to their depressing reality. On the other hand, Ed Sheeran in “Happier” realized how dissatisfied he is without the girl he loves when he sees how delighted she is with someone else. For example, a few lyrics from “Happier” state, “He said something to make you laugh. I saw that both your smiles were twice as wide as ours. Yeah, you look happier, you do.” The narrator in this song is grieving the lost of the one he loved even more when he perceives her being happier with another person. The classmates in “All Summer in a Day” begin to feel bad when they become depressed, although the narrator in “Happier feels woeful when he sees the person he hurt better off with somebody
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