“All Summer In A Day”: Selfish And Hateful Of The Human Race



Imagine living your whole life without ever seeing the sun. What would it be like to see rain everyday of your life? In “All Summer In a Day,” by Ray Bradbury, that is what all the children live like except Margot. Bradbury explores what it would be like for children to be born on and live their whole lives on another planet without ever seeing the sun. Bradbury also shows how selfish and hateful the human race can be just because someone is different from everyone else. He also shows that guilt is a consequence of being selfish and hateful.
This story takes place on the planet Venus, where “thousands upon thousands of days compounded and filled from one end to the other with rain, ...

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they despise her. She hates living on Venus and wants to go back to her former life on Earth. Before the sun comes out, the teacher leaves and the children lock Margot in a closet. When the sun comes out, they forget about Margot and go outside to play for the one hour they can spend in the sun. When the sun leaves and the rain returns, they come back inside and remember Margot is still in the closet. They let her out and she leaves in silence.
Margot is a nine-year-old girl who lived in Ohio. When she was four years old her family decided to move to Venus. She hates living there and won’t associate with any of the other children. Margot is a round and static character. She stays the same throughout the whole story. She doesn’t understand why the other children don’t like her and she just wants to go back to Earth. The children in her class are flat and dynamic characters. They are full of hatred towards her because she is different from all of them. They have always ...

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speak like adults. One of the boys says to Margot, “Speak when you are spoken to.” This gives the reader the impression that the children are very intelligent and well educated. The author uses the setting, which is the time and place of the story, and situation, which involves the setting, atmosphere, and circumstances of the story to give the reader a mood, or the feeling a reader gets, of sadness and compassion. “She remembered the sun and the way the sun was and the sky was when she was four in Ohio.” The reader feels sorry for the children because they live such isolated and lonely lives. The narrator’s tone, which is the attitude of the speaker, is one of sadness. When it ...

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