Another way that Margot shows her longing for the sun is when she stared at the window. in paragraph 25 the author says, “Now she stood seperate, staring at the loud wet world beyond the glass.” Margot must be sad because it’s constantly raining and she wants to see the sun. This means Margot is tired of seeing the rain. She stares at the glass because she waiting for the sun. This shows Margot wants to see no more rain, she only wants to see the sun.
This causes the other students to bully Margot because they desire the sun just as much. Bradbury wrote, “You're lying, you don't remember!” cried the children.” When Margot was sharing her poem about the beloved sun the other kids immediately shut her down because they wanted the sun more than her. For these reason, readers can assure that the stories similarities affect the theme in a positive
Bullying affects everyone, this is a common theme in "All Summer in a Day". Throughout this short story there are many events that cause everyone feeling glum about what is going on. In this part of the story the students have realized that Margot was left in the closet while the sun was out for the first time in several years. "They glanced at the world that was raining now and raining and raining steadily. They could not meet each other 's glances."
But then they always awoke to the tatting drum, the endless shaking down of clear bead necklaces upon the roof, the walk, the gardens, the forests, and their dreams were gone”(1). From this, we can see that these students are truly missing the sun and the rush of happiness and joy that they get from the sun. If they are constantly having to hear the terrible sound of the rain, they most definitely are missing the sun and wanting the sound to stop. The author here is painting a picture of the scene that these children are living in and the conditions they
“They surged about her, caught her up & bore her, protesting, and then pleading… back into a tunnel, a room, a closet, where they slammed & locked the door & saw it tremble from her beating & throwing herself against it… Then smiling they turned and went out & back down the tunnel, just as the teacher arrived.” (pg. 3) They don’t care what she says & they do it behind the teachers back. Therefore, she can’t do anything about it because she doesn’t know about it. The suspense at this point is tremendous. We don’t know if they will take her out of the closet in time or not to see the
After the class had been reading about the sun for a week, Margot shares her poem, a memory of the sun; “I think the sun is a flower, the blooms for just one hour.” Though, the class instantly waved it as being false, and not even her own work. With this, it shows that they refused to see her point of view in loving the sun, and Margot understandably wanting to see it again. This shows irony later in the story when they are staring out the window still, anticipating the sun’s short arrival. Again in the story, Ray describes the other students in a wild demeanor; “- they turned on themselves, like a feverish wheel, all tumbling spokes.” This shows that their actions are done with no consideration, that they are relentless andrash with their actions. Margot is constantly described as being different or separate from the other kids as well.
Unfortunately, the sun only comes out once every seven years on Venus. When the children figure out that Margot has seen the sun, jealousy overcomes them and they decide to pick on Margot and bully her. The lesson that the story suggests is that you can’t let jealousy force you to bully people because you will end up bullying yourself. From the very beginning of the text, we notice how Margot stays away from the other children. We also notice how the children are so desperate to see the sun.
Ray Bradbury shows just about no hope in the ending of his story while Wiz Khalifa actually leaves the listeners with hope for a much more unfortunate event. The sun absolutely destroys Margot in “All Summer in a Day” and towards the end, it makes her basically turn into a ghost. While at the end of “See You Again” the death of Paul Walker brings Khalifa and listeners down and upset but he leaves a point that there is a chance to see Paul Walker again and that is in heaven. At the end of listening to “See You Again” and reading “All Summer in a Day” the reader is left to wonder- If someone loses something should they let it bring them down so much to basically turn them into a ghost-like Margot? While we leave the story, seeing how powerful a loss is, we are also wondering if an insignificant loss should leave someone with no
Their jealousy caused them to act callously towards innocent Margot. In this story, there are many themes that can be identified, a very important one being that jealousy can cause one to be selfish and narrow-minded. Margot continually spoke of the sun and would repeat over and over how much she loved it. She would describe what she had once seen in detail, but her peers wanted to hear nothing of it. Margot said that the sun looked like a penny, but a fire in the stove at the same time.
When she was alone she said she would always cry I 've nothing and started to imagine things is the wallpaper. According to Michael Mechanic, who wrote an article on social isolation for Mother Jones, people socially isolated can "expericiencr extreme restlessness, childish emotional responses, and vivid hallucinations." The narrator obviously experience many of those things like imagining a woman in the wallpaper, never sleeping at night, and crying over nothing. More human contact could have helped her
I would go home and lock myself in my room trying to get away fro the name calling but that didn’t help. 7th grade came along and I was “whore and ugly” by my school mates, and “loser and dumb” from my family. By this time I was used to being called names and thought depression was normal. It was the summer of 7th grade, I was going into 8th grade and decided that I want to transfer schools to try to help this problem I was going through. Summer ended, school started and so did the name calling.