Irony In All Summer In A Day

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The emotional dystopian story, All Summer in a Day, by Ray Bradbury, takes the reader on a journey to Venus. There, it always rains, and the school children there only know the sound of the pounding drops of water, and no sunlight, or any sun at all. The rain and darkness is all they accept, especially when a girl named Margot is in their lives. A girl from Earth, Margot remembers the warmth of the sun, the children act out angrily without thought. Leaving them and the reader to understand other people’s views and ideas, along with to not be wild and rash. These children, you will find, are wild. They craved the sun, and in the day this story takes place they are waiting to see the sun for themselves. Ray described; “The children pressed to…show more content…
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. Short examples in the text include; “-she stood, separate,-” along with “-stood quietly apart from all of them-”. Because of her quiet sense, the other kids felt like she ignored them, and she did. Though only for the reason that she didn’t feel accepted in the group of lifelong Venus kids. All going back to the fact that Margot has seen the sun and the other kids have not. This goes to show the point and theme of the story once more; to understand other people’s stories and views without being quick to judge or take unnecessary actions for equally unnecessary
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