All Summer In A Day By Ray Bradbury

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The dystopian short story “All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury illustrates a place where the rain pours day in and day out. This place is Venus, a planet where the sun shines for only a single hour every seven years. This lack of sun has left the majority of children without a slight remembrance of the sun and its warmth. This is not the case for Margot. She may be the same age as the other kids, a ripe and naive age nine, but she holds onto something the other children don’t. Differing from the other kids, Margot is newer to Venus, freshly stripped from her home in Ohio, the memories of the sun beating down on her still present. Not being able to understand each other’s circumstances consequently made the kids split apart from Margot, a…show more content…
“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.”(Bradbury) This metaphor used in the short story shows that the kids may dream of another type of weather, but since they have never truly seen or felt it before they can’t comprehend it fully, leaving them to dream a dream they don’t know will come true. This misunderstanding can cause the kids to lash out at those who do since they may be jealous of someone holding more knowledge than them. “The children pressed to each other like so many roses, so many weeds, intermixed, peering out for a look at the hidden sun.”(Bradbury) This simile shows the hope, the longing for the sun to show. At first, all the children have that hope, face squished up against the cold window pains, but after it doesn’t come out when they initially checked the majority lost hope and sunk into a state of desperation. They become so desperate to know what the sun looks and feels like so they become angry, letting it out on Margot who won’t lose her hope along with…show more content…
That their memories of the sun wouldn’t have to sink into the past where they would sit for another seven years until they were refreshed again. The sun disappearing again was very disappointing, but what disappointed the kid the most was their own actions. They became ashamed of locking Margot in the closet and for treating her with disrespect before. Now understanding what Margot was going through the children could sympathize with her, if only they had made an effort to do that before. When someone doesn’t take the time to understand another person they wind up misjudging them, because no one ever truly knows what someone else is going
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