Ray Bradbury's All Summer In A Day

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Venus is a hot planet with a radius of 3760 miles. It is the second planet to orbit the sun and each year is 225 days on Venus. In the short story, “All Summer in a Day”, Ray Bradbury creates a seemingly impossible setting where Margot lives. She is a depressed, silent girl who almost never says a word. She was born on Earth, but was forced move to Venus. The memory of the sun still depresses her due to the fact that there is rain on Venus. The children who live on Venus see this as a difference and sets them apart from her. She becomes isolated from the rest of the youths and becomes an outcast. The kids become overwhelmed with jealousy and begin to bully her. This can be shown when she is locked in a closet, her beliefs are rejected, and the kids yell at her. First of all, the most despicable action of the kids is when they grab her, drag her into a closet, and lock it. Bradbury writes,”A closet, where they slammed and locked the door. They stood looking at the door and saw it tremble from her beating and throwing herself against it.” This shows how cruel the kids can be. They lock people in confined, airtight spaces. This shows how jealousy affects people. If you are the target of jealousy because of your own actions, you are hurting not …show more content…
Three ways they bullied her are reject beliefs, shove her in a closet, and yell at her. But, they weren't always overwhelming psychotic jerks. At times, they asked her to play. She says no and stays as her depressed old self. They even ask multiple times! This is important because jealousy will hurt the target as well as the jealous people. In the story, the kids kept pushing Margot around, teasing and shoving. ¨´You’re lying, you don’t remember!´cried the children.¨ They are so cross at her about seeing the sun that they try to say that she is wrong about everything she said. This can display what jealousy does to