How Does Bradbury Use Symbols In All Summer In A Day

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In the short story All Summer in a Day, Ray Bradbury uses symbolism to show the connection between Margot and Venus. He uses a lot of symbolism to help the reader see the overall idea of the stoy. Some people may think that the descriptive language is more important to the story but really it's just giving you details so you can paint a clear picture in your head. But, Bradbury’s use of symbolism in the story shows more signs of Margot’s connection to Venus. When using symbolism, Ray shows the strong connection between Venus and Margot. For example, the author shows how the locked closet represents Venus and how Margot has no freedom and is surrounded by darkness. Another example of symbolism is how Bradbury relates Margot’s freedom to the sun. In the story Margot’s freedom and the sun are both very limited. …show more content…

One example is how Venus and Margot are both depressed and washed out without the sun. Ray describes Venus like “It was as if, in the midst of a film, concerning and avalanche, a tornado, a hurricane, a volcanic eruption,something had,first, gone wrong with the sound apparatus, thus muffling and finally cutting off all the noise, all of the blasts and repercussions and thunders, and then, second, ripped the film from the projector and inserted in it's place a tropical slide..” This show how rainy, dark ,and depressing Venus was until the sun arrived and everything turned lush and tropical. Another example of symbolism is how the rain represents Margot's negativity and how it's always there, and The sun represents Margot’s positivity. The author shows this when he wrote “ Only when they sang about the sun and the summer did her lips move as she watched the drenched window”. This passage explains that Margot is only positive when she is in the sun or just thinking about it. Ray Bradbury uses many examples of symbolism in All Summer In a

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