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All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury

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Transcript of All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury

All Summer
in a Day

By Ray Bradbury
During this presentation of the short story "All Summer in a Day" the topics we will be talking
about are the . . .
10 bullet plot summary
Theme paragraph
Characterization poster
Character journal
Our answers to 5 analysis questions
a visual representation
a comparative lit
A review of the story
Vocab
Theme Paragraph
The theme of "All summer in a Day" is jealousy. We belive this because out of all the kids in this class, she is the only one who remembers what the sun was like from when she lived on Earth until she was four, keeping in mind they are all nine years old. Everyone else has been on planet Venus their whole lives and had only seen the sun once before when they were two because it only comes out every seven years.
Theme Paragraph
I know this because on page 111, it says
"And they had been on Venus all their lives, and they had only been 2 years old when last the sun came out and had long since forgotten the color and heat of it and the way it really was. But Margot remembered."
This adds to why they are jealous, because they don't remember how the sun looked and Margot says she does, and is the only one which makes her different.
It also says on page 111,
"And then of course, the biggest crime of all was that she had come here only five years ago from Earth, and she remembered the sun and the way the sun was and the sky was when she was four in Ohio."
Shes the only one that has lived on Earth and long enough to remember everything about the sun. This is why the kids are jealous and this leads to Margot being mistreated.
The childrens jealousy is revealed also on page 111 where it says,
"There was talk that her father and her mother were taking her back to Earth next year; it seemed
vital
to her that they do so, though i would mean the loss of thousands of dollars to her family. And so, the children hated her for all these reasons of big and little consequence."
This shows how the fact that she might be going back to Earth also makes them jealous as well as her remembering everything about how the sun when they don't remember. This is why we believe the theme of "All Summer in a Day" is jealousy.
The students are waiting for the sun to come out while it is still raining
Their is talk that Margot might be going back to Earth
A boy in her class pushes her and says she is lying in front of other kids
He convinces everyone else she is lying and they all laugh at her
They lock Margot in a closet
The sun finally comes out
The children play in the sun for hours
A girl catches a rain drop in her hand
It starts to rain and they remember about Margot
They go back inside and let her out of the closet
Analysis
Questions
/
Answers
#1: Why is Margot unhappy on Venus? Why do children dislike Margot?
Margot is unhappy on venus because she remembers the sun from when she was four, and lived on Earth. Children dislike Margot because she told them the sun was going to come out after 7 years of straight raining and they thought she was lying. We know this because on page 111 the boy from her class is talking to Margot and says, " 'It was all a joke wasnt it?' He turned to the other children. 'Nothings happening today. Is it?' " Another reason why children dislike her is because she might be going back to Earth. On page 111 it also says "There was talk that her father and her mother were taking her back to Earth next year" as well as "And so, the children hated her for all these reasons of big and little consiquence".
#2: What Inferences can you make about Margot's feelings as she comes out of the closet at the end of the story. Did the other children understand the implications of what they had done? How do you know?
We can infer that Margot felt frustrated towards her classmates when she gets out of the closet because she was the only one who believed the sun was coming out on that day and was the only one who didn't see it. We know this because on page 112 when Margot is talking to the boy they say, " 'But this is the day, the scientists predict, they say, they know, the sun...' 'All a joke!' said the boy, and seized her roughly. 'Hey everyone, lets put her in the closet before the teacher comes!' ". She was trying to explain to her classmates that the sun would come out but they thought she was lying so the students put Margot in the closet.
#3: What do you think happens after the story ends-- both immediately and in the long term? What might be the consiquences of what happened in the story of Margot? What might be the consequences for the other children?
We think that after the story ends, as soon as Margot is let out of the closet she stays the same way as she was before. Does not speak to anyone and continues to be gloomy. Margot will continue to be homesick and grows hatred towards her classmates. We believe the consequences for the other children will be that their parents will all have to help pay for Margot to go back to Earth.
#4: What long-term effect do you think never seeing the sun might have on people? What might the sun symbolize in this story?
The long-term effect never seeing the sun might have on people will be that they can become depressed, and gloomy like Margot seems to be based on the way she is because she remembers the sun. Her classmates are different because they dont know what the sun is like until their first encounter with it that they remember of for the first time in 7 years. The sun in this story might symbolize happiness and joy.
#5: From what point of view is this story told, and why is that particular perspective improtant to the work as a whole? Also, explain how the story might be different if told from a different point of view (be specific about which p.o.v. you mean)?
The short story "All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury is told in a third person point of view. Third person is important to this story as a whole because it explains and shows what each character is thinking and feels without them having to say it through dialog. The story would be different in a first person point of view because we would only know the narrator's thoughts and feelings by using pronouns such as "I".
10 Bullet
Plot

Presented by: Chantelle, Wilson, Lyzarius Randy

Mr. Jonesinski
"But this is the day, the scientists predict, they say, they know, the sun..."
Characterization
Poster
Margot
Margot says...
Margot thinks...
She should leave Venus and move back to Earth.
Actions
Actions
Chrildren dont believe that the sun is coming and shes the one that told them about it, so they bully her
She is locked in a closet by the other children
What they say / think about Margot ...
They think and say she is lying and all choose not to believe her about the sun coming out
Blue eyes
"
Frail
girl"
Blonde "yellow hair
Pail "white" skin
Vocabulary
Frail

(adjective):
morally weak, easily tempted and easily broken or destroyed
The word
"frail"
is used to describe Margot and refers to her being
weak.
The words
"vital"

is used to describe the importance of her parents sending her back to Earth and means that it is
necessary
to Margot.
Comparative Lit
"Rain" by Ryoka Fontaine
The sun doesn't need to shine
Its rays don't need to glow
I'll be locked in my room anyway
Sitting at the window
Watching the clouds gather
The first drop hits the ground
Does it even matter?
Look,
Its starting to pour now
The drops crash down
And my window pain is soaked
The earth fades to a muddy brown
Where did the sun,
And the happiness go?
The poem
"Rain"
by Ryoka Fontaine connects to the story
"All Summer in a Day"
because of what the sun symbolizes in the short story and Margot's actions or the way she acts on planet Venus. The sun symbolizes happiness, and now that Margot never sees the sun since she moved from Earth, she is always gloomy.

At the end of the poem it says,
"Where did the sun, and the happiness go?"
and in the story
Margot seems unhappy
being in the rain everyday on Venus where the sun only comes out for a couple of hours every 7 years. One may assume this because on page 110, it says
"Margot stood alone. She was a very 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 yellow from her hair."
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Character Journal #1
Character Journal #2
Character journal #3
Review of
"All Summer in a Day"
The story " All Summer in a Day " is about a little girl that lived on Earth for 4 years where it had sun everyday. After her and her family had moved to Venus where it rained everyday all day and night. The story takes place at a school where the main character Margot and other 9 year old kids are with her. Margot had been living in Venus for 5 years now so she tells the kids that she had seen the sun on Earth and is sure that she remembers as well as telling them about how it is.
For the other kids it was different since they lived on Venus they had never seen the rain all there lives they could only imagine on how it feels on the details Margot told them. The kids don't believe her and they think she is lying. To show the hate towards Margot they lock her in the closet at school. After wards, the sun on Venus finally came out. The children go outside and enjoy the sun and forget all about Margot for 2 hours. They finally realized Margot was right and let her out the closet.
Visual Representation
ALL
MARGOT
THINKS
ABOUT
IS THE SUN
The class waiting for the sun
Her classmates
Margot
Ex:
Vital

(adjective)
: necessary to the existence, continuance, or well-being of something and of critical importance
Ex:
iPhone screens are very frail, and need to be
held carefully so they don't crack.
95% attendance in a class is vital for you to pass a class in 9GA.
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