Literary Analysis Of 'All Summer In A Day And See You Again'

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Everyone in the world today has a friend, either a family member or a school friend; whatever it may be they are always by your side and stick with you through the good and the bad. Both Ray Bradbury the author of “All Summer In a Day” and Charlie Puth/Wiz Khalifa the artists of “See you Again” share an idea of friendship being a great deal in the life of many. In “All Summer In a Day” the students and Margot, while they do have a hate for each other; have a kindling of friendship with the sun as if it were an actual human being. On the other hand in “See You Again” the friendship and the losing of a friend; and how big a friend can be to someone in desperate times. In both texts, they share a similar idea and theme based on the idea of friendship…show more content…
To start, in the song, Charlie Puth, and Wiz Khalifa share the idea of friendship when singing but convey it in different points of view. The text states, “Had to switch up, look at things different, see the bigger picture(Wiz Khalifa)... “Everything I went through you was standing there by my side. And now you gonna be with me for the last ride(Charlie Puth).” We learn from the way it is written and said how they show differences in the parts of their song. Charlie in a way speaks in a sad manner and talks about the idea of friendship as more of a sad feeling then Wiz Khalifa. On the other hand, Wiz Khalifa speaks as if he is in a better place, and still has hope. Both do share the common theme and idea of friends being everything and being there through thick and thin, but in different ways. In addition, to this in “All Summer in a Day,” we also see this occurring as well. This occurs between Margot and the other students, each share multiple points of view towards the sun, that they have yearned to see. In the text, it states, “I think the sun is a flower, That blooms for just one hour…” “Aw, you didn’t write that!" protested one of the boys.” We learn from this line and many others in the story the students views and Margot 's towards the sun. Margot seems to be having a friendship with the sun and the students learn to…show more content…
One difference is their ideas of symbolism used to convey the theme. To begin, in “All Summer In a Day” the characters see the sun not just as an object but as a friend. Ray Bradbury shows the readers that the sun symbolizes hope. It is neither the students nor Margot in the situation, but just the characters who value the sun more than just a friend. The author writes, “But this is the day, the scientists predict, they say they know, the sun… ” “Then, wildly, like animals escaped from their caves, they ran and ran in shouting circles.” They keep their idea of hope strong within them and that relates to friendship. They keep their idea of friendship in the sun and when it leaves or comes they find it as hope for something better to their lives, like friends are to people. In contrast, “See you again,” the artists use symbolism in a different way to convey the theme. In this situation, “So let the light guide your way hold every memory As you go and every road you take will always lead you home.” Charlie Puth uses symbolism to explain his ideas on friendship and what it means to him as a person. Puth is explaining friendship metaphorically as a light that guides his friends to come back home. It is understood that both have the same theme but different ideas that branch out. We learn how there are differences in these two texts like any two texts in
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