Summer In A Day: Justifying Jealousy

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Justifying Jealousy
Sunburn, cancer, and smelly sweat is what comes to mind when I think of the sun. We take the sun for granted sometimes, but Margot and her fellow classmates never really comes in contact with these things. The short story, “Summer in a Day” is about a nine year old girl who is different from her new fellow classmates. Margot moved from Earth to Venus, while earth is full of life and happiness, Venus is full of depression and disappointment. On earth Margot had the view of the sun everyday and remembers a perfect picture but since she had moved there all she had saw is rain. The sun swallowed Margot up with joy but the rain crashed her down like tsunami wave; it took the life out of her. On plant Venus it rains for seven
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Patiently waiting for the sun to rise Margot is counting down the seconds. Nobody believes the sun is coming and they're getting frustrated and jealous about Margot. Deep down in all the classmates souls the jealousy eats them up and brings out the worst in them. With irritation, the boy said “Hey, everyone, let’s put her in a closet before teacher comes!” These children let the jealousy get the best of them and tormented Margot by shoving her into tiny and compact little closet. After, the thought came to mind about putting Margot in the closet the author decides to use an expanded moment to describe how Margot felt through the moment and to show the teu jealousy that the kids have, “They surge about her, caught her up and bore her, protesting and the pleading, and then crying, back into the tunnel, a room, a closet, where they slammed and locked the door. The class did not think before there actions and listen to Margot all because they were jealous of what she had; soon to be what they have seen. After the assignment was distributed through the class, which was to write a poem about the sun, Margot recalled a memory that she had about the sun and the others were based off of stories. As she is reading her poem a boy shouts out with a depressed tone“ You’re lying, you don’t remember!” The class wants to see this breathtaking sun like how