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"All Summer in a Day"

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cole mayo

on 12 September 2013

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In the short story, "All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury, there is a young girl named Margot. She was in a class of students on the planet Venus who disliked her and she stood out as an outcast. On Venus, the sun only shows its self for an hour every seven years. Other than that it would be midnight skies and pouring rain. Margot grew up in Ohio so she knows the exact feeling of what its like to have the sun in her presence. She would write a poem about the sun, and talk about the sun and would make her classmates doubt her and tease her like she didn't know what she was talking about. When it was time for the sun come out her classmates pushed her and locked her in a closet so she was unable to see the sun come out. When the teacher comes back to the class, Margot's classmates pretend everyone is acounted for and they all go out and wait for the sun. Once the sun comes out, all are amazing, soon realizing after the sun went down, how terrible they felt unlocking the closet door hearing nothing but silence from Margot.

Dystopian Ideas
Fear of outside world.
Grace's Bubble
Concept is worshiped by citizens.
Information , independent thought and freedom restricted.
Type :
Religious/philosophical control

Quotation: " I think the sun is a flower, that blooms for just one hour."
Explanation: This quote supports the thesis because it shows how Margot is different from the other children, and her passion to see the sun, and the chance to see the sun is taken away from her by the other kids because they were jealous of her, and didnt like that she was different.
Grace's Bubble #2
I chose a picture of Noah's Ark because in the Bible story; it rains for 40 days and 40 nights. This reminds me of how the sun only comes out once every 7 years and rains the rest of the time in "All Summer In a Day".
Quotation: "They hated her pale snow face, her waiting silence, her thinness, and her possible future."
Explanation: This supports the philosophical/religious control whereby her classmates represent a dictatorship government who discriminate against individuality and that Margot is not the same as them. Margot and her family are from Earth and her classmates were born and raised on Venus. Her classmates are jealous of Margot because her and her family are going back to Earth in a years time, but her classmates can't go to Earth for unspecified reasons.
Paula's Circle
Help to start video at 3 min mark
Jeremy's circle
"All Summer in a Day"
Thesis Statement:
In Ray Bradbury's "All Summer in a Day", jealousy and anger result in unfair play and the destruction of a little girls dreams.
"Behind the closet door was only silence."
"Hey, everyone, let's put her in a closet before the teacher comes!" This quote supports the thesis because this is as the kids turn on Margot due to jealousy.
I chose the scene of "Wall-e" because the technology is fighting and trying to run the human race which is a key characteristic of dystopia. I think this example also works because in the story they move to Venus do to problems on earth and in "Wall-e" they leave Earth because there is no longer any plant life forms.
Cole's Bubble
This shows that she gave up against the other children because they overpowered her. this goes with the saying, people is stronger than person. It means that no matter what, one person can't overpower something far stronger than themselves.
My media connections.
Herby's Bubble
"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 and throwing herself against it. They heard her muffled cries. Then, smiling, they turned and went out and back down the tunnel, just as the teacher arrived."
I chose this quote because it shows how angry and jealous Margot's peers truly are, and how much seeing the sun meant to Margot. The kids' anger towards Margot has become a motive to trap her in the closet, which denies her of the opportunity of seeing the sun, a very important event to her which she was looking forward to very much. Also in this scene, you realize how much seeing the sun meant to Margot because of how hard she was trying to break the closet door open.
The piece of media I chose that related to the story was originally going to be "Trapped in the Closet" by R. Kelly, but I couldn't find a clean version of the song on Youtube. I instead went with "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall" by Bob Dylan because the song uses rain as a metaphor for despair, and some of the lyrics can relate to the situation Margot is in, such as:

"I heard ten thousand whisperin' and nobody listenin'
I heard one person starve, I heard many people laughin'"

Both songs are by Billy Talent and have to do with dystopian ideology.
This song has to do with Bureaucratic and religious/philosophical dystopia because all you are told is lies by a very controlling government and everyone is happy with that.
This song is about corporate and technological control over everything by one company. Or something.
Jenna's Quotation
& and Explination
"They walked slowly down the hall in the sound of cold rain. They turn through the doorway to the room in the sound of the storm and thunder, lightning on their faces, blue and terrible. They walked over to the closet door and stood by it. Behind the closet door was only silence. They unlocked the door, even more slowly, and let margot out."
Breanna's Bubble :)
The quote that I have chosen to support the thesis is "They glanced out at the world that was raining now and raining and raining and raining steadily. They could not meet each others glances. Their faces were solemn and pale. They looked at their hands and feet, their faces down." This supports the thesis because especially the last line of the quote, you can see that the students feel guilty for what they did. They had acted out on their jelousy and anger towards Margot by locking her in the closet.
Ambers quote

This quotation supports our thesis because it tells you how much Margots classmates did not like her. They would tease her and say it was a joke that the sun wasn't supposed to come out that day so they locked her in a closet. This Quote tells you how terrible her classmates felt after the sun went back down and realized how terrible they treaated her.
I chose movie trailer of "The Purge". In this film, once a year the government has a day where all crime was legal. This was to act as a catharsis (cleansing) for the Americans to vent negative emotions. I can relate this to "All Summer in a Day" because both film and story, the sun and/or the purge, happens within a specific time that doesnt occur often. Also its both something big you have to prepair yourself for.
I chose Toy Story 3 because in the daycare, the other toys are jelous so they try to get rid of the toys.
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