Ignorance In Ray Bradbury's All Summer In A Day

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In Ray Bradbury's "All Summer in a Day", a major theme is the ignorance of the kids that bully her. This story takes place on the planet Venus, and the sun shines for a mere two hours once every seven years. The rain stops, on that special day that the sun pops up. Margot and the other children that live here on Venus are all nine years old. Everyone else came here seven years ago, not remembering anything from earth. However, this is not the case with Margot. She remembers what the sun looks like, and the other kids bully her for that difference. The kids that bully her don’t just do it for fun. They specifically target her because she is different, and because she contradicts everyone’s beliefs. She is different, and knows more, but the kids do not believe her, as to them, it may feel as if they were bowing down to an inferior, which would hurt their pride and dignity. One way…show more content…
But when the sun does come out for those mere two hours, they play and forget about Margot. But after the sun disappears, they remember, and guilt and shame overcome them. Bradbury leaves us with a cliffhanger, but we can infer that the kids apologize to her. Maybe some kids believed her, but did not want to admit it. But we are sure, that Margot will never be teased for this reason, as she was right all along. Now the struggles that Margaret deals with is like any other kid her age. Everyone is different. They may not agree with you on many points. But realizing our diversity and understanding why it unites us as humans, but also divides us, by race and color, and others, is the first step to accepting those who are different. Now Margaret deals with much bigger struggles, but it can be a learning experience for all of
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