Analysis Of All Summer In A Day

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The short story, “All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury takes place in a dystopian society on the planet of Venus, where it is constantly raining except for an hour every seven years. The protagonist, Margot, had moved to Venus from Earth more recently than all her classmates, so she can remember seeing the sun, but no one else of her same age can. Due to this, the other children are jealous of her and they are act maliciously towards her. One universal message portrayed in this story is that jealousy can change people and cause them to hurt others and themselves. One way the author shows this theme in the story is through specific craft and structural choices. Bradbury uses repetition to show that Margot is constantly being picked on, and a variety of sentence structure to demonstrate her pain and the other’s anger. One example of this in the story is as the children force Margot into the closet. “They surged about her, caught her up and bore her, protesting, and then…show more content…
The problems that these children cause are not only found in the story. This is a universal issue that has affected humanity far into the past, the present, and most likely the future. People nowadays still become wrapped up in their own jealousy and hurt others, which usually comes back to hurt them in the long run. This may be one reason why Bradbury wrote his story, “All Summer in a Day”; it makes humans aware of the harm they can cause. If individuals were more observant of the feelings of other people and how their envy can be very impactful, they might be able to prevent the pain of many. Jealousy has always been and will always be very powerful; however, the pain it causes can be simply avoided in most cases, which would have saved Margot from a lifetime of hurt. Jealousy can change individuals for the worse because they forget to care about other people’s feelings and they become caught in their own thoughts, which, in the end, leads to hurting others and sometimes themselves as
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