"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 The children lock Margot in a closet at the moment when the sun finally comes out for the first time in seven years. This was a big part in the story because it shows that the children were so jealous that they committed a terrible thing. The text says, “they surged about her, caught her up and bore her. Protesting, and then crying, back into a tunnel, a room, a closet, where they slammed and locked the door.” Bradbury uses this long, descriptive sentence to show how strong the children’s jealousy was. They were so blinded from their strong emotions that they did
June goes to swim class with another June who bullies her and calls her names. The second way June gets bullied is physically. June gets beat up really bad and doesn’t tell her mom. The last way June gets bullied is from her emotions. She gets scared at night.
The children strongly dislike their parents after they make their decision about turning down the house completely. They then trick them and then decide to lock the parents leaving them to die. The resolution explains that the plot is the children’s addiction to the technology-based housing and the nursery make them hate their parents. This causes them to lie and trick to their parents, which soon leads the parents to shut down the house. Peter and Wendy are extremely offended by this matter.
(1) Mental Abuse – telling someone they are ugly (2) Physical Abuse – slapping somebody (3) Sexual Abuse – inappropriately touching a girl at the library (4) Spousal Abuse – punching your wife (5) Child Abuse – unnecessarily yelling at your child (287-288). 18. Often abuse cycles from one generation to the next as victims of abuse become abusers. Why is it important to break the cycle of violence? How can you help to break it?
This causes the other kids to get jealous of her, and for them to see Margot as an outcast. Later in the story, this causes a major situation, and these actions cannot be undone. All of the actions that happen towards Margot from the other kids, are caused by jealousy. With these actions, we can come to the conclusion that jealousy can get the best of people and it can surely cause problems. As mentioned before, the other kids see Margot as an outcast, and they all look at her sideways because she is constantly gloomy.
This jealousy affects Margot and the children. Therefore, when you let jealousy get to you, it will make you act as you wouldn’t have done otherwise. First, Margot is impacted by jealousy because she is getting bullied by the children. When Bradbury in this story emphasizes her personality, he wants to show us how she is different from them and how she “stood apart from them”(Bradbury). This illustrates how she was different and how the children did not seem to like her.
One lesson that this story suggests is that if you get caught up in your own jealousy, you can end up hurting others. In the beginning, the details in the story show the children’s immense jealousy toward Margot. In one scene, Bradbury describes how the children often dream about the sun. The text says, “they were dreaming and remembering gold or a yellow crayon or a coin large enough to buy the world with.” This connects to the idea that the children are jealous because the fact that they are dreaming about the sun means that they are grieving the sun. This makes the reader realize that the children disliked Margot because they were envious.
Throughout the story, you start to notice that the narrator starts to become clinically insane as she develops childlike behavior such as demolishing the yellow wallpaper and biting some of the old nailed down furniture. The reader is able to tell how hysterical the narrator is getting as she describes how violently she starts to act towards the end of the story. Even the way the narrator starts to describe her dark thoughts and self-opinions show dangerous signs of how her mental health had gone downhill. “On a pattern like this, by daylight, there is a lack of sequence, a defiance of law, that is a constant irritant to a normal mind.”(Gilman 801) Her transformation from being able to have self-control to eventually growing clinically insane correlates to characterizations such as horror, madness, and fear that are expressed in the writing styles of gothic
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.
Paragraph 1: The children sucked out all the liveliness in Margot. ”He gave her a shove, but she didn’t move, rather she let herself be moved only by him and nothing else.”(pg.2) The classmates hurt her so much that when William shoved her, she just let herself be moved. This is only one of the hurtful things that the classmates said and did to Margot. At this point in the story the children are nasty to Margot. Paragraph 2: The children are jealous of Margot.
In the story “Seventh Grade”, By Gary Soto, Victor embarrasses himself quite a lot, because having a crush or love for someone will embarrass you. Victor learns to be himself at the end of the story. Victor has a crush on a girl called Teresa. Victor’s friend Michael teaches him to scowl, which he thinks makes him look handsome. Because of this, Victor tries this and gets the girls to stare at him, but he thinks he looks foolish, and stops it, also Victor makes a fool of himself for Teresa most of the times he gets embarrassed.
When she was under the influence, she could be extremely aggressive and violent and then black out; at least according to Tom. After she would sober up, he would tell her all the horrible things she said and did while she was drunk, like the time she attacked him with a golf club. She feels ashamed and blames herself for not being a good enough wife for Tom, just as Melinda feels guilty as though the rape was her fault, even if it really wasn’t. It is later revealed that in reality, it was actually Tom who had done all those atrocious things. He would lie to Rachel, blaming her for all the things he had done, just to make her feel guilty, weak, and worthless.
Tatiana listed her hurtful moves as, being very critical of her peers, saying negative things to people, sneaking out of the house, blaming someone else for her reaction to anger situations, feeling resentful towards other people, yells and use profanity and feeling she has the right to do things. Tatiana stated, stealing, fighting, using profanity, braking things, not following rules and talking back to adults. Tatiana stated, being very judgmental, talking back, and being more trusting and helpful. Tatiana stated, being violent, fighting, using profanity, and lying. Tatiana stated,
Like in the quote, the child died because the woman’s illness got worse, people can lie about themselves anytime, so a background check would be very useful. Also, other foster parents may have anger issues, have a past of domestic abuse or other problematic issues. Stories are told about the horrors of living with abusive people in the article “The Horror Stories These,” this article has the different perspectives of how the children have suffered, the article states, “staying with a racist foster father who saw him hanging out with a black friend, he beat James, drug him outside, clasped a dog collar around my neck, and cuffed his hand to a Confederate flag rail in front of the doghouse. He left James outside overnight in the cold of December with no clothes,” (Simon, 2014). This clearly illustrates, how this foster father treated this child as an animal for spending time with a colored person.