Many centuries after the first spaceship landed on the moon, a group of brave rocket men and women did the unbelievable. The short story “All summer is a day”, by Ray Bradbury, takes place in the underground city of the planet Venus where tunnels roamed instead of streets. The land above them was submerged with endless pouring rain and deadly jungles. The sight of the sun was a rare miracle that only happened once every seven years. The children spent all their life in the enclosed underground tunnels, well all except for one. Margot was the only child who came to Venus when she was four, and the biggest difference was that she still remembered the times when the glowing sun gave warmth and hope.
“All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury is a science fiction short story about how Venus only has one hour of daylight and the rest of the time it is cold and raining all year and only in seven years they will have that one hour of daylight. There are people living on Venus and there is one little girl in middle school who adores the sun light and it is her only way of happiness unlike all of the other kids at her school who don't really mind the rain and have never seen the daylight only when they were just little kids. She lives there and goes to school with other kids who don't like her because she says that she's seen the Sun (even though she really has seen the sun because she did for a fact live on earth). In the beginning, Margot is depressed and sad because she used
Her eyes were blinded by the sight of the lightning. Margot stepped slowly out of the closet. She looked at all of her so called “friends” thinking of why they did this to her. She thought, “What did I do to them to deserve this?” She had never shoved their faces in the dirt, or stolen their lunches, she had never spoken a word to anyone. Maybe that was the problem? She cared for the other children even though, they were not as intelligent or self-assured as she was. She didn’t degrade them for this, in fact, she wanted to be like them. Margot hated every part of being different. She wanted to forget the sun that she used to see and be like the children.
In this story All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury it connects to real-life situations by having other people push you down and not being able to get back up and keep it going. This story is when people have colonized on venus. Margot is a little quiet, lonely, overspoken girl. Causing Margot to have emotionally and maybe even mental damage due to the harm to others. The conflict of the story is to not be jealous of the things you don’t have plus not being a pushover and be confident in yourself instead of being insecure
“It has been raining for seven years; thousands upon thousands of days compounded and filled from one end to the other with rain, with the drum and gush of water, with the sweet crystal fall of showers and the concussion of storms so heavy they were tidal waves come over the islands.” (Bradbury, 1954) In the dystopian story, “All Summer In A Day” by Ray Bradbury, it takes place on the planet, Venus. A group of children, along with scientists get to live there, while being educated at the underground school. Margot, who is only 9 years old, wasn't born on Venus like the other children, but instead on Earth. She’s the only one who remembers how the sun felt through her skin and how beautiful it shined. On the contrary, the other children are jealous of her because she has some memory of the sun, while they don’t. Jealousy caused the children to harass, isolate, and make her depressed.
In the short stories, “All Summer In a Day” and “Examination Day” their themes are related to society. “All Summer in a Day”’s theme is that not only the victim gets hurt because the bully also gets a feeling of guilt that will stay with them for the rest of their life. Ray Bradbury shows that when he says, “They walked slowly down the hall in the sound of cold rain. They turned through the doorway to the room in the sound of the storm and thunder, lightning on their faces, blue and terrible” (4). This quote is from after the other kids have spent their hours in the sun and they remember that they left Margot in the closet. They now see what they did was wrong a that they should’ve thought before they shoved her in the
How many times have you changed your perspective on things as a result of you doing something immature and learning from it? Children are young and impressionable. This naiveness also makes them easily influenced by their peers. When one kid starts doing something, they all start doing it. Usually, if this behavior is bad they learn to stop doing it. For kids, they need to learn and mature from their mistakes and experiences. In the store “All Summer in a Day” the protagonist is terrorized by her peers for being different but in the end they become a littler more sympathetic towards her. The author of this story, Ray Bradbury, tried to convey to the reader that with time comes maturity. Bradbury got this message across
Imagine living on a different planet, but being isolated and friendless. This happens to a girl named Margot in the short story, “All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury. Margot is treated poorly by her classmates throughout the story. In the story, several scientists, along with their children, occupy underground tunnels on Venus. It seems perfect-minus one problem. It is constantly raining, for seven years in a row. The sun is said to come out on the day the story takes place, and Margot can’t wait. She is the only one of her classmates who remembers the sun, since she moved to Venus when she was five. However, the envious children grab Margot and shove her in a closet. The sun comes out, and they play and delight in its warmth. When it goes away, they remember Margot, and, heads hung low, they let her out of the closet. The children of Venus are harsh towards Margot because they are jealous of her. Because of this, she becomes isolated, depressed, and is constantly harassed by her peers.
All Summer In Day by Ray Bradbury shows the reader that jealousy can lead a person to do cruel and mean things to classmates and peers. Kids didn’t believe and criticized her and judged her. No one believed she wrote a poem and when she described the sun no one believed her. One arguments someone could make is that desire could be a larger theme than jealousy. This isn't true because the kids got jealous of Margot and then desired, they can’t desire because they have never seen the sun. Margot was also mistreated by classmates. She was shoved and locked away in a closet. Jealousy can make people do man and cruel things to classmates and peers.
When the class sang songs about happiness and games her lips barely moved.” Margot ignored the other children, the only time she participated was when an activity mentioned the sun. Margot keeps herself apart from the rest of the class while she talks about experiences with the sun, when that is what the kids want the most. Although Margot’s classmates hurt her because of their jealousy, Margot was also partly to blame for since she keeps mentioning something that her classmates has always wanted.
Theme is something that most people take for granted. It’s often seen as something elementary. But, there is greatness in such simplicity that isn’t really that simplistic at all. Such is proven in Ray Bradbury's All Summer in a Day where one of the many themes is that the knowledge you have can sometimes set you apart from others in unpleasant ways such as not being able to connect with someone on a personal level, being marked as an outcast, and not being taken seriously.
The movie and the story are similar and different. The first similarity is they both take place on Venus. Another similarity is the sun only came out for an hour. The differences were they had more detail about the sun lamps. They also had sun kits. The last on is in the book they said that it has been raining for 7 years, and in the movie it says it was 9 years. These are 5 ways they were alike and
We have observed two different short stories, one called “Examination Day” by Henry Slesar, and another called “All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury. “Examination Day” is about how when a person becomes 12 years old they have to take an examination determining their intelligence. Anyone with an intelligence above the norm is considered unacceptable. Anyone smarter than the norm is eliminated. The story focuses on a very intelligent boy taking his Examination, and getting killed for being too smart. The story “All Summer in a Day” is about a colony on Venus that faces constant rain and the sun shining once every 7 years. The story focuses on a girl Margot, from earth who is harassed by the others on Venus since she remembers the sun being
Kids can be cruel when they are envious as shown in the short story, “All Summer In A Day,” by Ray Bradbury. The sun is what makes Margot happy, and when that gets taken away from her. In this short story there is several acts of cruelty to Margot by her classmates. These kids live in the planet of Venus, and they haven’t seen the sun in seven years, except for Margot. The kids are only nine years old so they haven’t seen the sun since they were two years old, but Margot moved there from Earth when she was four and she remembers the sun and that makes the other kids envious. In the beginning of the story it is the day that the sun is supposed to come out for the first time in seven years! The kids were skeptical except for Margot because she wanted to see it so bad. The kids were starting to prepare for the sun to come out but they were sitting inside waiting. While they were waiting the kids decided to lock Margot in a closet and not let her out. When the sun came out all the kids ran outside to play in the sun that felt so warm and nice on their skin, except for Margot, who was sitting inside in the dark closet. When the kids came back inside they felt sorry for leaving Margot in there. Envy can lead people to commit awful acts and cause shame as demonstrated throughout the character's actions in, “All Summer In A Day.”
500 days of summer is a story where a boy meets a girl, he falls in love with her yet she does not truly love him. The movie shows the progression of the relationship of Tom and Summer. It begins when they first meet when Summer begins working as a secretary where Tom works and progresses to them casually dating. Summer is obviously hesitant and against relationships yet Tom is overly eager to find the perfect girl. The story ultimately shows the demise and after effects of their relationship. At first thought anyone could think this is the typical love story where the movie casually progresses to them living happily ever after. This is not that kind of fairy tale love story.