First of All Summer in a Day and Zero Hour there are poor decisions made due to their hunger for power, and things they did not have. One example of this is on page 2 of All Summer in a Day where it says, “‘It’s like a penny,’ she said once, eyes closed. ‘No it’s not!’ the children cried.’ The children would have listened to Margot and tried to understand instead of immediately shutting her down if they weren’t being manipulated by their lust for the sun they have heard about. They treat her unfairly because they don’t have what she got. While this may not help them, the kids have been mislead so they can not focus
This makes the reader realize that the children disliked Margot because they were envious. Another scene in this story that shows the children’s anger is when Bradbury writes “the biggest crime of all was that she had come here only five years ago from Earth, and she remembered the sun...and they, they had been on Venus all their lives...and had long since forgotten the color and heat of it…” This shows that the children were so resentment that they called margot’s remembrance a crime. This makes the reader notice that the children are so filled with jealousy that
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 living 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.
The choices made at the end of each story were made due to characters pride getting the best of them and can be predicted to harm them in the future. After walking away from Miss Moore, Sylvia thinks about the day and claims “ain’t nobody gonna beat me at nuthin” (Bambara 6). Throughout the story, Sylvia has pessimistic thoughts that may affect her future. By not admitting she learned something, it can be inferred that her pride will not allow her to acknowledge the lesson. Due to this, Sylvia may suffer a fall in her life, such as the quotation, “pride comes before Destruction” suggests.
Priya Halani In life, everyone has had that common feeling of hatred towards another person who has something that you don’t have. In the end, they will suffer the consequences of their cruel actions, such as the feeling of guilt devouring them up. Ray Bradbury proves this universal theme in his short story “All Summer in a Day”, as well as, Timbaland in his song “Apologize”. In the short story “All Summer in a Day”, Margot has seen the sun, but her classmates haven’t. This subtle difference between the two, results in the classmates being cruel and mean to Margot, but at the end, feel sorry for their actions, as shown in “Apologize”.
As a result, she desired being involved and did not comprehend the overall choices she made until later in her life. Frank Lee was a warning to her that causing trouble and doing anything to belong will only cause pain. Consequently, Kathy did not think about her decisions. She had been solely selecting to be a saint despite the problems she later confronted. Kathy never realized the overall outcome until after she was
Try not to believe a single story without attempting to prove it wrong. (Kaeli) In the story Only A, they show single stories lead to harassment which can push people over the edge. There is a woman who all the kids call “man-women.” She is mentally unstable and the children make fun of her. Everyday after school, the kids made a routine to find her and make tease her. At the end of the story, she had enough and ran away from the girls crying because a huge crowd has gathered and started to encourage the girls, which was too much for her.
Throughout Chinese Cinderella, Adeline is abused by her parents and siblings. Frequently, she is verbally abused by her siblings by being called many rude names. “‘You don't know because you are stupid!’” (Mah 14). This quotes Big Sister calling Adeline stupid for something she didn't know the answer to. It is important because it gives evidence that Adeline is abused and treated unfairly at home, though most people outside the family do not sense that at all.
I cannot understand why she didn’t just leave him, but that’s probably just who Daisy is. She just dwelled in her own misery, because she was afraid, afraid of losing her reputation. With Gatsby she became totally different, cheerful and gay. It was good for her, there’s no doubt about that. But she also became very careless.
I think that Capulet had every right to be angry as he would have wanted the best for Juliet. I sympathise greatly for Juliet. Parents should be caring and supportive, whereas Juliet’s parents are not, which makes me sympathise for Juliet. Lady Capulet does not understand Juliet’s feelings and does not care about her opinions as she did not spend much time with her. Juliet’s mother just wants to take advantage of Juliet’ marriage which is selfish.
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.
In this scene, Randy felt guilty and trapped because he could not escape his sexual desires. He felt unworthy because he could not be redeemed for his sins. Another theme that was introduced was sexual identity. It seems that a majority of the characters were going through confusion with sexuality identity. For example, one of Randy’s friends, Justine was ashamed for being a virgin and wanted Randy to have sex with her because no one else in the school seemed willing enough to do the job.