All Summer In A Day Ray Bradbury

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Ray Bradbury’s story, “All Summer in a Day,” takes place on the planet Venus, where it rains heavily all the time. The protagonist, Margot, recently arrived to Venus from Earth. Margot remembers what all the other children living on Venus can’t, the sun. Because Margot is the only one who remembers the light and joy the sun brings, the children grow jealous of her. One lesson that this story suggests is that if you get caught up in your own jealousy, you can end up hurting others. In the beginning, the details in the story show the children’s immense jealousy toward Margot. In one scene, Bradbury describes how the children often dream about the sun. The text says, “they were dreaming and remembering gold or a yellow crayon or a coin large enough to buy the world with.” This connects to the idea that the children are jealous because the fact that they are dreaming about the sun means that they are grieving the sun. This makes the reader realize that the children disliked Margot because they were envious. Another scene in this story that shows the children’s anger is when Bradbury writes “the biggest crime of all was that she had come here only five years ago from Earth, and she remembered the sun...and they, they had been on Venus all their lives...and had long since forgotten the color and heat of it…”…show more content…
The The children lock Margot in a closet at the moment when the sun finally comes out for the first time in seven years. This was a big part in the story because it shows that the children were so jealous that they committed a terrible thing. The text says, “they surged about her, caught her up and bore her. Protesting, and then crying, back into a tunnel, a room, a closet, where they slammed and locked the door.” Bradbury uses this long, descriptive sentence to show how strong the children’s jealousy was. They were so blinded from their strong emotions that they did
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