All Summer in a Day
My Continued Ending of “All Summer in a Day”
As Margot slowly and cautiously started to show her face, the students all crowded around to stare at her. Her face appeared red in anger, with tears rushing down her face. The children stood frozen in place, as if they had no ability to move or speak. “M.. Margot? We..we..re so sorry,” spoke William in agony.
“No your not! Or you would have never left me here in the first place. You know, I wanted to see the sun too,” cried Margot, with her eyes casting down to the floor.
“You were right. The sun came out and it was better than I could ever imagine,” Michelle ventured.
“I told you, but none of you believed me!!,” screamed Margot, at the top of her lungs. As even more anger filled up inside of her, she looked up to see everyone around her. In a split second, Margot pushed as hard as she could through the crowd and went running as fast as lighting towards the corner. There she sat, as sad as the rain, still pittering and pattering on the roof.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the room, the children had no clue what to do. Finally, William bursted out, “You know what?”
“What now, William,” spoke the others.
“I started this mess, so it’s only fair if i go talk to her”
“She wont talk to you! She doesnt even want to look at you”
“Trust me, it’s worth a try” > >As William slowly walked towards Margot, thoughts rushed through his mind. He had no idea where to start. “Margot, are you okay?,” William bolted out, without thinking.
“Leave me alone!” yelled Margot.
“Come on, people make mistakes. I feel terrible.”
“You treated me like a worthless liar! And what did i get out of that? To be slammed into and trapped in a closet.” She was overwhemled, with anger running through her veins.
“I..I was just jealous of you. The sun and all, it made me say and do things i should have never done.”
“Yeah right. Don’t talk to me.” In the corner of her eye, Margot could now see Ms.Sarah approaching her.
“Now, what do you want Ms. Sarah?”
“I just wanted to let you know that i have and always will be here for you. Just let me help you,” spoke the teacher untruthfully.
“Help me? Do you even know how to?! All you’ve ever done is stand there and watch everyone taunt me.”
“Margot that’s not true. You’ve always been my favourite student”
“Yeah right.” Margot always knew that the teacher favoured the other students and ignored how they treated her. Everyone then stepped away from Margot. Margot looked up in disbelieve and stared back down at the floor. She knew the students had never liked her, but she had hope that maybe things would turn around after this situation. Instead, everyone just stared, like statues. Soon after, everyone went back to their desks and went on with their lives, as if it was a normal day. As if this day had never even happened. The bell rang and everyone had left, except for Margot. She had been forgotten once again. Not even the sun could change the other’s perspectives. There sat Margot, in the corner, all alone once again.
A Perspective About Human Nature in Fahrenheit 451 and All Summer in a Day
Nothing is the same, not even identical twins. Everyone should be individual and think for themselves, regardless of the outcome. In Fahrenheit 451, and “All Summer in a Day,” Ray Bradbury develops a strong perspective about human nature. Bradbury develops this perspective through figurative language and dialogue, which are intended to make the reader consider the harsh actions society takes when individuals differ from the norm.
First, Ray Bradbury develops the theme of human nature in Fahrenheit 451 with figurative language and dialogue. For example, “‘You ask Why to a lot of things and you wind up very unhappy indeed, if you keep at it. The poor girl’s better off dead,’” (Bradbury 58). Special people, like Montag, are treated differently than the rest of society. In this case, Clarisse was terminated because of her uniqueness. By eliminating those who question, the government is able to manipulate & brainwash its citizens. Bradbury uses dialogue to show a variety of views on the topic. Using it shows how Beatty is sided with the government and why he believes in what they do. If someone else were to say what he had said, it could be perceived differently by the reader. Beatty and the society don’t like people who don’t conform to their standards. The dialogue adds to the impact of the quote.
In addition, Bradbury writes in Fahrenheit 451, “‘You think you can walk on water with your books. Well, the world can get by just fine without them. Look where they got you, in slime up to your lip. If I stir the slime with my little finger, you’ll drown!’” (Bradbury 111- 112). Beatty tries to tell Montag he thinks he is special because he has books that give him knowledge. He is different than the status quo which is to avoid books. The human nature for a person in this society is to call out the individual. Beatty is warning him of the government’s actions. They will make it hard for him to spread his knowledge of the books. Bradbury incorporates an allusion & a metaphor to show how the government goes out of its way to make an individual’s life harder.
The allusion of walking on water refers to the biblical story of how Jesus walked on water. Many were shocked to see Jesus walking on water, just how many were to see Montag with a book- especially since he was a fireman. The government will do everything to trap Montag, hence, the metaphor of slime. It’s sticky and messy, just how Montag’s situation is. The figurative language used gives an extensive elaboration on the treatments the society gives to a person. The figurative language gives visuals to what’s happening in the story.
All Summer in a Day
Likewise, Ray Bradbury continues to develop the theme of human nature with figurative language and dialogue in “All Summer in a Day.” For instance, “But Margot remembered. ‘It’s like a penny,’ she said once, eyes closed. ‘No it’s not!’ the children cried. ‘It’s like a fire’ she said, ‘in the stove.’ ‘You’re lying, you don’t remember!’ cried the children. But she remembered and stood quietly apart from all of them and watched the patterning window,” (Bradbury). The other children are treating her poorly because they haven’t seen the sun for a long time. Margot sticks out from the crowd because of this and is being “bullied” by them. Their instinct is to make her feel peculiar because she has something they don’t. Bradbury adds dialogue and a simile to the text in order for describing what Margot was going through. Since the other children were rebutting her comments, it shows how she was being treated poorly by the majority, the society. It was their instinct to automatically ostracize Margot and for them to be satisfied with them being “right.” The children’s dialogue shows how everyone was being terrible to Margot. It emphasizes on how society is harsh to those who are unalike from them.
To add on, in “All Summer in a Day,” it states, “They stood as if someone had driven them, like so many stakes, into the floor. They looked at each other and then looked away… They could not meet each other’s glances. Their faces were solemn and pale. They looked at their hands and feet, their faces down,” (Bradbury). Margot is different which causes the other children to be jealous of her since she has memories of the sun. They lock her up because their human nature is to eliminate those who aren’t like you. The children realize what they have done and begin to feel remorse. Bradbury uses past figurative language to use a simile to demonstrate how the children feel. He called the children, “The children pressed to each other like so many roses, so many weeds,” (Bradbury). They are alike and intermixed with each other, just how roses and weeds grow. He then compares them grounded into the floor. Their feelings are bringing their spirits down after experiencing the sun. This shows how the children feel guilty after their human nature was to act in defense and lock up Margot. The comparison of the children tied down shows how they acted out and feel guilty.
Moreover, Bradbury chose to use different types of author’s craft to develop the theme of human nature. Bradbury chose to use different types of author’s craft to have multiple ways of conveying human nature topics. If Bradbury were to use symbolism, it would give the reader something to think about. Whereas figurative language is more imaginative while symbolism represents significant things or events. Bradbury hopes the readers are able to catch on to his crafty language, analogies, and dialogue. Figurative language gives extensive and things to imagine. It adds more beef to the meaning. Author’s craft deepens the meaning of the text and adds more complexity.
In conclusion, Ray Bradbury uses dialogue and figurative language to show how our human nature is to ostracize those who are different. If our natural instinct is to eliminate those who are different, then what are we, clones of each other? We need diversity, differences, uniqueness in our world. Our differences can create a bigger impact.
The Moral in All Summer in a Day Book
There are 250,000 children born every day. This is twice as many who die. Overpopulation is becoming a serious problem for the planet Earth and we must find a way to fix it. The story tries to solve this by having people move to Venus, but in the process they must sacrifice the sun. In the short story All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury, we are reminded by the theme to appreciate the simple things on life.
The day is not that far away in which we must come up with a solution on how to control the Earths population. http://www.vnc.qld.edu.au/enviro/asy2002/proj-a/gp-b/textdo.htm tells us that One of the reasons 3rd world countries are so unhealthy is that there is not enough food to go around. Pretty soon there will be so many people we will not be able to function as a society. The earths population is currently 6.9 billion. It is expected to more than double in the next 40 years. It is not that far fetched of an idea that we may have to move to Venus or another planet in the near future. If we do this, there are several luxuries we must give up. The variety of food we are used to and if the technology is not advanced enough we may have to give up the things in nature we treasure the most, such as the sun, stars, grass, flowers, trees, fruit, and a million others.
In the story, the people who live on Venus get to see the sun once every seven years. This causes everyone to be extremely pale. She was a frail girl who looked as if she had been lost in the rain for years and the rain had washed out the blue from her eyes and the red from her mouth and the yellow from her hair (Bradbury, 1). It rains the other 6 years and 364 days. The rain is depressing and will cause many floods. Because the sun is such a rare thing it is so much more special than most people can imagine.
Who knows when it will be time to die, when close ones will die, or if well wake up tomorrow and be blind or deaf. Tomorrow is promised to no one. Something said or done may impact somebody in unimaginable ways. Life is precious.
In the story, Margot, the main character, is made fun of by her classmates. They lock her in the closet with the intention of letting her out. When the rain starts to clear up the get so wrapped up in their excitement that they forget to let her out. Margot was made fun of because she, unlike the rest of the children, came from Earth. She vaguely remembers the sun and tells them about it but nobody believes her. She greatly loved the sun. When the kids accidentally forgot to let her out of the closet, they cost her a joy that would last for the next seven years. They walked over to the closet door slowly and stood by it. Behind the closet door was only silence. They unlocked the door, even more slowly, and let Margot out. (Bradbury, 3)This shows the impact you can have on somebody.
The author had a good purpose in writing this story. Although it ended sadly, sometimes you have to end it that way in order to show the full impact of the characters actions. He tried to show how we as humans can hurt one another. He tried to make us better appreciate the sun and in general all things around us. We see the sun every day of our lives so it is impossible to imagine what these people feel. How can you describe the sun to someone who had never felt it or seen it? It is like taking food for granted. You dont appreciate it until you havent eaten for a day or more. The author had an excellent point.
All Summer in a Day
It is easiest to see the theme in this story by the way the author focuses on the sun. He spends half a page talking about how the kids who have lived on Venus do not know how to describe the Sun. All day yesterday they had read in class about the sun. About how like a lemon it was, and how hot.(Bradbury, 1) He talks about the joy the children feel when they are in the sun and the tears shed when it is gone. He also talks about human cruelty to each other. He shows this in Margot.
The moral of this story is to live each day as though its your last, think of how you reactions will be remembered when youre gone. This report talks about the reality of losing the sun, the impact you can have on someone, and the writers theme. Ray Bradbury wanted us to feel what it would be like to not have the sun. There are so many things we take for granted. Stop and think of all the things in life that impact you the most and be grateful for them.