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.
To begin, the author shows that the harassment Margot goes through is due to the children’ lack of knowledge about the sun since they have spent their whole life on Venus. Throughout the day, Margot brings back memories of the sun.
Even though Margot may not have treated them with complete kindness, this is no way to interact with others. As the sun came closer, the children’s behavior got worse. “Hey everyone, let’s put her in the closet before teacher comes!” (Bradbury, paragraph 26) said one boy. Overall, this behavior that Margot’s classmates display is rude at the very least and violent at the most.
A tear rolls down her pale face, her green eyes still staring as the car drives away, and when the volunteer of the week hurries the children along and into the house. When the lady asks her to come inside, Emma wipes of her tears before heading back inside, her arms crossed around her body to shield her from the insults the boys give, and the teasing from the girls.
When she wiped her tears with a dishrag from the sink, she realized she was alone. She thanked God that Stevie must have taken the younger children upstairs, it wouldn’t be fitting for them to witness her acting so distraught; totally unaware that two of them already had.
¨Well, What are you waiting for? Move out of the way!¨ Scolded the teacher, angry at the spoiled students. Margot walked past the students and sat in a chair silently, for she was furious of what the children had done to her. One boy with brown hair, hazel eyes, and pale skin looked over to Margot and hugged her to show he was regretful. Little did Margot and the boy know the would make an alliance in the future. Margot was thinking about the pain the kids inflicted on her when suddenly the news came on and everyone's heads turned. ¨A new study has been found that those who lived on Earth before here can have a possibility of becoming mentally unstable or falling ill from the lack of sun they're getting. We advise all Earth born humans to move to Earth immediately.” Although Margot was mortified, the blue in Margot's eyes became dark green, and her faded golden hair became light brown. Her skin became soon became tan as if she lived in a sunny area for her whole life. Despite her changes in appearance, what all the students noticed was the genuine smile on her face. They all realized what was best for her, and that was to go back to Earth.
In the story it states after the teacher walks in and asks “are we all here?” and the children reply “yes” this shows that because there was not enough control the seize the opportunity to tease Margot and lock her in the closet. It also states “ Get away! The boy gave her another push” this explains that if the teacher had been there she would not have let the children bully Margot, but because she was not the children were allowed to tease Margot and lock her in the closet showing that they need more control than what they currently
First, my parent’s had to withdraw me from school, along with my sisters, Callie and Alisha. I remember going to school in my regular clothes instead of my usual ugly uniform shirt and skirt. “Why is she allowed to wear normal clothes today?” questioned Bailey, as she pointed at me with her short chubby finger. The room went quiet, and the class stared at me. My teacher, Mrs. Class, told everyone that I was leaving. After I gathered
Then, as the last girl passed through, everyone went back to their places. I sucked in a rasped breath as I pushed the red, thick steel lunch room doors. With my hair covering the front of my face like a funeral veil, I examined the hard, smooth marble floors as I shuffled through the sea of shoes until I reached the wall. A hush fell over the crowd as the principal came strolling in. He started giving a speech about the school dance this Friday, yet I drowned him out. Today was January twenty-seventh, Stella’s birthday. I could not hold it in anymore as I sank against the wall, silently letting all the sorrow and despair flow out of me. Two pink sneakers came to rest on the glazed marble floors. “Well, do you not want to join us?” questioned a clipped, sickly sweet voice. Willing myself to raise my head, I slowly brought my eyes up. She was wearing a short checkered skirt with a navy blue collared shirt. I met the girl’s eyes. A shocking electric blue. “Well, are you going to answer me or not?” she asked again. “Um...sure…” I replied, mesmerized by the amount of makeup the girl had on. I felt hands on my shoulders as her crew pulled me to my feet. I stared at the floor the whole time until I reached the designated “popular”
She stood there, a tall, thin steal gray fluffy haired figure on the top step for a second. And then looked down at the fair-haired children and smiled widely revealing a large gap between her two front teeth. She laughed cheerfully and declared, "Pay no mind to her. She's not so bad once you get to know her." Anna wondered about that. She seemed as if she were pretty good at being furious. "Come on, follow me." The lady said as she opened the door and allowed them to pass, "My name's Miss Margot. Now come along, there's no time to dawdle." She said in her sing-song voice and led them down a long, dark, narrow hallway that was lined with solid wood paneling. As we walked, she tugged at their arms to quicken their pace. Eventually she stopped and pressed on a spot in one of the boards and a door popped open. She and the children hurried into the cold, damp lopsided little basement storage area that was filled with spider webs and smelt dank. Once inside the room Anna noticed that a single light bulb on a long cord swayed from the ceiling and an old broken folding chair and a chamber pot leaned against one of the walls. And that in the back of the room there was a tiny, grimy window that permitted a sliver of evening moonlight to pass through. "That's yours." Miss Margot said and pointed her
On the onset of Nicole Dennis-Benn's novel Here Comes The Sun, Margot is introduced as an ambitious woman with grand aspirations of amassing enough wealth in order to escape a life of poverty and to shield her younger sister from the harsh realities she herself had to and continues to face. In pursuit of her ambitions, Margot works as a front desk agent at the Palm Star Resort hotel, a lucrative job in the eyes of her peers, but in actuality, it wasn't much. To expedite her pursuits, Margot also engages in the sale of her body to the hotel's wealthy clientele. The first encounters detailing Margot's secondary line of work and the transactional relationships pertaining to it establish the tone of the novel as well as demonstrate the
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.
To begin with, the children show their jealousy by locking up Margot in a closet because of something she thought would happen that day. The scene starts off with Margot saying, “But this is the day, the scientists predict, they say, they know, the sun..” (Bradbury, 1954) One of the boys cut her off and don’t respond as well to what she says. By doing so, he and the rest of the children gang up on her to put her in a closet. As Margot refuses to be shoved in the closet, the author describes the following scene as, “They surged about her, caught her up and bore her, protesting, and then
One of the several results of the children’s jealousy towards Margot is her becoming isolated. “So after that, dimly, dimly, she sensed it, she was different and they knew her difference and kept away.” (Bradbury, 1954). The author uses repetition, particularly the repetition of the word “dimly”, to indicate that Margot was unaware of how different she was from the other children. After she rejects the shower though, she finally begins to understand why the children keep their distance from her. On the other hand, the children did try to include her in their games, but due to her depression, Margot withdraws herself from them. Ironically, the children themselves are acting this way because they are also isolated from others. From what can be seen in the story, the children sleep in the same room, and do not speak often with others. So when they can leave their proverbial prison, they jump at the opportunity. Bradbury writes, “Then wildly, like animals escaped from their caves, they ran and ran in shouting circles.” (Bradbury, 1954). The children’s isolation causes them to express their rage at Margot in unique forms. Meanwhile, Margot becomes depressed from her long seclusion from her classmates.
The other children aren’t able to connect with Margot on a personal level, which eliminates the possibility for friendship, and the simple idea of a civil conversation. “Margot stood apart from them, from these children who could ever remember a time when there wasn’t rain and rain and rain.” This proves that since the other children can’t connect with Margot on a personal level because they can never experience what she has. This stems from the fact that Margot used to live on Earth and would see the sun every day, while the other children only saw rain outside their windows.