Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

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For one thing, the other children harassed Margot. “They surged about her, caught her up and bore her protesting, and then pleading, and then crying back into a tunnel, a room, a closet, where they slammed and locked the door. They stood looking at the door and saw it tremble from her beating herself against it. They heard her muffled cries,” (Bradbury, 1954). The craft that the author uses in this section is descriptive language. This helps to convey the anger that Margot has towards the other children in her class. The reason that the other children locked Margot in the closet was because they were jealous of the experiences and opportunities she has had, living the first few years of her life on Earth. This causes them to act ignorantly toward her, also shown earlier in the text by criticism about her poem of the sun. They don't even realize that this is harmful to her feelings until later in the story. …show more content…
“He gave her a shove. But she did not move; rather she let herself be moved only by him and nothing else. They edged away from her, they would not look at her. She felt them go away,” (Bradbury, 1954). My point is beautifully illustrated by this quote because this example is showing the other children singling her out, and leaving her out. On the other hand, they could have not wanted to be friends with Margot because she never really participated in games, or even talked. To add on, one day she was screaming for water to not touch her head, and everyone could tell that she was different and they kept away from her. The other children in her class isolated her because they knew that she was different, and they acknowledged it by leaving her out and staying away from