Ray Bradbury’s story, “All Summer in a Day,” takes place on the planet Venus, where it rains heavily all the time. The protagonist, Margot, recently arrived to venus from Earth. Margot remembers what all the other children on Venus can’t, the sun. Because Margot is the only one who remembers the light and joy the sun brings, the children grow jealous of her. One lesson that this story suggests is that if you get caught up in your own jealousy, you can end up hurting others.
There are many examples of jealousy in All Summer in a Day, but this event is perhaps the biggest and most important to the story. Going back to the last paragraph, I wrote about the scene where the kids locked Margot in the closet, and I described that scene as an act of betrayal. Even though that scene is an act of betrayal, I think the scene is also an act of jealousy. If the kids were not jealous of Margot, they would have never locked her in the closet. If the kids had decided to just be jealous and not take action, Margot would have still gotten to see the sun.
Margot is now no longer able to see the thing that brings life to her soul. After the dark clouds roll in William realizes his jealousy got to him, as a result he made an awful decision. Don’t let jealousy get the best of you or you will not only leave someone else in sorrow, but leave yourself regretting. At the beginning of the story Margot is bullied by William and her classmates. She is disliked because of many different aspects, and no one ever believes a word that she says.”Think the sun is a flower, that blooms for just one hour” (Bradbury), chanted Margot; She was soon faced with disbelief, William cried out that she was not the author of that poem whilst she in return argued with him.
"But this is the Day, the scientist predicts, they say, they know, the sun..."(Bradbury 2) and William interrupts her by saying,"All a joke! ''(Bradbury 2). This soon leads to Margot getting locked in the closet against her will. The quotes above explain the vocal authority of William and how he really has a problem with interrupting and screaming when trying to prove someone wrong. The students inability to stay loyal to Margot ties into the similarities of peer pressure today.
The author of All Summer in A Day believes jealousy and bullying are the key emotions played in this short story. Bradbury claims that the main characters, Margot, is being bullied because she was Earth longer. Whereas, the other students don’t even remember Earth because of how early they all moved to Venus. When Margot arrives, she was four. The other children had arrived two years before.
Connie is boastful of knowing she can pull any guy which causes her to have a huge ego until she accidentally runs into Arnold Friend one night as he says, “gonna get ya baby” (494). Connie does not think much of Arnold other than the fact he is a creep, until one Sunday afternoon, he shows up at her house. Arnold is begging Connie to come with him for a ride and mysteriously knows her parents are gone, how long they will be, and where they are. Immediately, Connie gets a bad feeling and is quick to long for her mother. Because of how Connie portrayed herself, she gets put into a situation of where us readers are stuck wondering what actually happens.
Although they were not sure why, they were both too scared to go. They played a game to decide who would go, Vicky lost, and at the age of eleven, was introduced to oral sex. Later, it was Carol's turn. Despite her tears and protests, her father sexually abused his daughter. According to Vicky, their father's sexual abuse would continue until he remarried eight months later, Carol would recall the first and last time as being the only occurrences.
All Summer in a Day Author's Craft Essay In life, people never truly realize what they have, until it's gone. Imagine having to wait seven years for the sun to come out again, but only for a few hours and then disappearing again for another seven years. Well for the kids of Venus, that is typical life. Ray Bradbury's All Summer in a Day uses a variety of author's craft such as imagery, similes and metaphors to show readers the childrens deep need for freedom away from the rain that consumes their lives. The short story All Summer in a Day is about children growing up on the planet Venus were it rains nonstop.
Bradbury’s writing style can be seen in all his pieces, especially in two of his most famous short stories- “All Summer in a Day” and “The Pedestrian”. “All Summer in a Day” takes place on Venus, where the Sun shines for only two hours every seven years, heavy rains tormenting the planet the rest of the time. The protagonist is Margot, a nine-year-old girl that is very different from her peers because she had witnessed the Sun. Margot lived the first half of her life on Earth, and because of this, is often bullied by her classmates due to jealousy. “The Pedestrian” is very comparable, with the main character, Mr. Leonard Mead, also being considered “strange” in his community.
Essay The characters I am comparing is Margot from “All Summer In A Day” by Ray Bradbury and Ona from “Ona The Cloud Rider” by Stuart Baum. In all summer in a day by Ray Bradbury, Margot is a girl who was born and earth but shipped to Venus because Earth was becoming over populated. Margot goes to school on Venus and the scientists from earth are predicting that today the sun will come out for 2 hours. All day at school Margot and her classmates were learning about the sun, Margot makes a poem and William made fun of her. Then when the teachers aren’t looking William and the classmates push Margot in the closet.That is when the sun comes out and everyone was overjoyed that it was coming
What are the similarities and differences between this play and others we have read so far? Be sure to use specific examples and mention details from the other plays we have discussed. - The color wants an abortion but it is different from Maggie because she was fighting the whole play to get a baby. - It has similarities with Passion Play because Mary 1 was a playing a virgin but she was going out to get gays to sleep with her. Then in the play the girl in yellow in the play, “it was graduation nite &I was the only virgin in crowd bobby mills martin jerome & sammy yates eddie jones & randi all cousins all the prettiest niggers in the factory town carried me out wit em.”(7) She reminders me of Mary 1 because she say she’s a virgin and is taking on that role but she acts like a hoe.
The acquisitive Spanish explorer of the New World wanted to get as much of the gold and silver from the New World as possible. Kate arrogated herself to take on the duties of the team captain of her swim even though it was Mara’s job. Although she has her Masters degree in English, her banal speech left me with the impression she hadn’t left elementary school. The girl belabored making each strand of hair look meticulous, which caused her to almost miss the school bus because she worked on it for 3 hours. The carping teacher always found a negative to every student’s research paper even if it deserved a 100.
Paragraph 2: The children are jealous of Margot. “ ‘Aw you didn’t write that’ protested one of the boys’... ‘I did’ said Margot. ‘I did’ ‘William!’ said the teacher.” The children are jealous of Margot since she saw the sun and they didn’t. Their “solution” to their problem was to ignore whatever she had to say and to bully her. Since the children are jealous of Margot they portray such bad attributes towards Margot.
Rosemary Almond was a housewife that was abused by her husband, Derek Almond. Throughout the book we saw that she really loved her husband, but because of the stress that her husband was going through with the terrorist on the loose and the pressure from the leader he was mean and abusive towards her. She played one of the damsels in distress in the book because she was in situations where she needed to be rescued. First by her husband who abused her and almost shot her, but decided not to because the gun was not loaded. We can see that he hurt her badly in panel 6, page 65 where there was a red spot on her clothes because he slapped her and hit her for asking for them to be intimate.
In All Summer In a Day Ray Bradbury shows us how the theme of isolation can drive people crazy. The reasons I believe this is because of the kids locking Margot in a closet showing that the kids exclude and bully her. Next reason is everybody despised Margot. Finally the reason that the rain never stopped making Margot feeling trapped. The first reason is about when they trapped Margot in the closet as the sun came out.