Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year (Andrea, 2014) Throughout various schools many children are faced with getting bullied and do not have the courage to speak up about it. In the short story and movie, “All Summer in a day” by the author Ray Bradbury and director Eric Kaplan, demonstrates how a young girl has moved to Venus. The girl struggles to get friends, since some of the children see her different. A few students are friends with her, but the others dislike her because she had the privilege to see the sun.
The author did a very great job describing the weather and the emotions in this short story. It kind of reminded me of the winter here in Edmonton. Although we do not have it seven years straight, it brought me back to when its non stop cold for a solid six to seven months.
Children in the age range thirteen to fifteen are often transitioning through a critical time of their lives. They frequently look to others as a cicerone on how they themselves should act. In the novel, Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Melinda Sordino calls the cops on an end-of-summer party at which she was raped. The novel depicts Melinda’s excursion as to how she copes with the heart-wrenching events that have affected her momentously as well as creating “[a] frightening and sobering look at the cruelty and viciousness that pervade much of contemporary high school life.” (Kirkus Reviews, Pointer Review).
A superintendent, Gus Sayer, from South Hadley High School informed the staff and students about the fifteen year old Phoebe Prince's death. However, the small town of South Hadley already knew Phoebe Prince was dead. The message about Phoebe Prince’s death was sent out on Thursday and by Friday there was a student-run candlelight vigil on the school's softball field. Local papers began to say students knew Phoebe Prince was miserable at school. These local papers had horrible headlines such as “Teenager Bullied to Death” and “...Phoebe Prince 15, Suspected of Committing Suicide Because of Bullying”.
When the trial came to a close, Scout soon becomes clear of the fact that people can be harsh to others just because the way they appear, dress, and act. The jury’s verdict opened her eyes to see the world for what it truly is; a cruel and gutless environment that people inhabit. The experience Scout witnessed enable her to grow up and understand how unjust it was to see fit that an innocent man is sentenced to jail by false accusations. Scout is able to learn from what she had seen, and this can mature her to be more noticing of other people’s discrimination of individuals.
Jealousy in All Summer in a Day and Flowers for Algernon In the stories, All Summer in a Day by Rad Bradbury and Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes demonstrates how jealousy can bring out the worst of you. Therefore, jealousy can drive you to do bad things to those surrounding you. For instance, in All Summer in a Day the kids that lived in Venus for their whole entire life’s were jealous of Margot because she had experienced being outdoors when the sun has been up. Due to their jealousy, they did something awful to Margot the day that the sun was going to be up which is only up every seven years.
Last, when the kids kept Margot from having fun it shows jealousy. The first example of jealousy changing someone’s actions is where the kids locked Margot in a closet. This shows that the kids were jealous that Margot remembers the sun and they don’t. The kids’ jealousy keeps on controlling them by making them be mean to Margot. Jealousy shouldn’t control people’s actions.
In her narrative essay “The Sanctuary of School,” Lynda Barry recounts a story from her childhood that illustrates her relationships at school vs her relationships at home. She tells us how public school was her sanctuary from her unstable home life. It was a stable environment that she depended on. She tells us this when she says ,"[F]or the next six hours I was going to enjoy a thoroughly secure, warm and stable world." Unlike at home, her school was a place she was noticed and cared about.
2. An academically and socially struggling 11-year-old female student, Irina, comes to speak with the school counselor, Mrs. Moon, about her increasing awareness of herself as lesbian. Irina’s parents are conservative Catholics and the culture of the school community is likewise politically conservative. She would like to meet in a group with other gay and lesbian students in the school. As a result of the school’s emphasis on the Common Core, group counseling has been eliminated this year.
Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl” is a very interesting story. In short it is about an unspecified guardian giving life advice to a young girl; the range of this advice varies from dress and grooming to medicinal recipes. The older woman, also referred to as the “guardian”, is not censored about this advice either. While people may think that “Girl” is a minor tale of verbal abuse, I prefer to think of it as story of tough love as well as hope that the girl will do better in life then the adult.
The kids say this because they are jealous of Margot. When the sun finally came out again that day the kids were bullies and pushed her into a dark and old closet so she wouldn’t be able to see the sun. My choice of theme to this story really portrays that these kids were really cruel to Margot. In the end, The kids finally realize that they were jerks and bullies
In The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, bullying is the normal thing for someone to do. Bullying is unwanted or unneeded actions or words that are said or done to hurt someone and their feelings. They may make the bully feel powerful and make the victim feel unsafe. Some bullying may be online and other times face to face. Kids are affected in different ways. Some kids who are bullied may become a bully, others may become depressed or feel unsafe everywhere they go. In Hinton's novel, everyone either experiences bullying or has bullied someone. Hinton's novel was written in 1967 when bullying wasn't controlled that well. Bullying wasn't seen as the biggest problem or not a problem at all, it wasn't controlled and no one was punished for doing
And this was because she would play no games with them in the echoing tunnels of the underground city”(Bradbury, 3). Margot stands alone and doesn’t try to talk or hang out with the other children. Her need to belong is very harsh. The other kids are jealous of her, because when she was a kid she saw the sun, and she wants all the others to believe that she actually did see it.
Gossip is the source to the downfall of the school and the potential outbreak of a national disaster. The impact of the media encouraged the girls to continue lying about the condition. Moreover, When the children feel threatened, they condemn one another. Colleen says that “it’s easy to point fingers from a position of comfort, and nothing he or Jesus says will change that” (Howe 250). The school points the blame at the school nurse to avoided the school getting bad press.
In these two essays “School of Hate” and “Atonement”; Authors Sabrina Erdely and Dexter Filkins did an tremendous job on expressing the everyday problem our nation goes through on a daily basic. In “School of Hate“, Erdely pushes the issue of students getting bullied based on their sexuality, and also the issue of these students unfortually committing suidside .On the contrary, in ” Atonement” Filkins