Jealousy In All Summer In A Day By Ray Bradbury

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The short story, “All Summer In A Day,” conveys two major themes jealousy and bullying because these children committed some very awful acts against Margot. In the short story “All Summer In A Day,” by Ray Bradbury, there are two major themes that were presented, bullying and jealousy. The people of the planet Venus are deprived of the joy that the sun brings. Living with only being to see the sun, two hours every seven years but be miserable and gloomy. Most of the children in this story are seven years old, therefore they have never seen the sun shine but Maggot who onced in Ohio has seen the sun. Dramatically she tried to tell the other children, “It’s like a penny...It’s like a fire…,” (2). The others did not believe her but this…show more content…
Throughout the story, you hear the children being harsh and rude to Margot. For example, the text reads, “‘All a joke’ said the boy, and seized her roughly. ‘Hey, everyone, let’s put her in a closet before teacher comes!’,” (2). The text shows that these children were not friendly with Margot because they were jealous of her seeing the sun before. Arguing with the arrogant children of Venus, they could not accept the fact that Margot has seen the sun and they have not, their jealousy made them commit the acts that they did. Another reinforcement of the text, “...They heard her muffled cries. Then, smiling they turned around and went out and back down the tunnel…,” (2). The act of locking her inside a closet is horrible, but it continues and get worse. In time for the sun to come out, the children of Venus keep Margot locked in the…show more content…
Stated in the text, “But they were running and turning their faces up to the sky and feeling the sun on their cheeks...’Oh, it’s better than sun lamps, isn’t it?’ ‘Much, much better’,” (3). Eagerly, the children of venus are enjoying their time with the sun for the two hours. Again, you can see the children enjoying themselves, “The children lay out, laughing…,” (3). By locking Margot in the closet it limits her time to see the sun, which to the people of Venus is bullying. In the ending time of joy and happiness, the sun is fading and they remember Margot. They rush to the closet and open the door, then Margot asks, “‘Will it be seven more years? ‘Yes. Seven.’,” (4). Margot does not respond to that sentence, you can tell she has been bullied because of the jealousy between the children of Venus. By not knowing how they would make Margot feel they locked her into a closet while she waiting to see something she has dearly missed, the

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