The Moral in All Summer in a Day Book
There are 250,000 children born every day. This is twice as many who die. Overpopulation is becoming a serious problem for the planet Earth and we must find a way to fix it. The story tries to solve this by having people move to Venus, but in the process they must sacrifice the sun. In the short story All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury, we are reminded by the theme to appreciate the simple things on life.
The day is not that far away in which we must come up with a solution on how to control the Earths population. tells us that One of the reasons 3rd world countries are so unhealthy is that there is not enough food to go around. Pretty soon there will be so many people we will not be able to function as a society. The earths population is currently 6.9 billion. It is expected to more than double in the next 40 years. It is not that far fetched of an idea that we may have to move to Venus or another planet in the near future. If we do this, there are several luxuries we must give up. The variety of food we are used to and if the technology is not advanced enough we may have to give up the things in nature we treasure the most, such as the sun, stars, grass, flowers, trees, fruit, and a million others.
In the story, the people who live on Venus get to see the sun once every seven years. This causes everyone to be extremely pale. She was a 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 the yellow from her hair (Bradbury, 1). It rains the other 6 years and 364 days. The rain is depressing and will cause many floods. Because the sun is such a rare thing it is so much more special than most people can imagine.
Who knows when it will be time to die, when close ones will die, or if well wake up tomorrow and be blind or deaf. Tomorrow is promised to no one. Something said or done may impact somebody in unimaginable ways. Life is precious.
In the story, Margot, the main character, is made fun of by her classmates. They lock her in the closet with the intention of letting her out. When the rain starts to clear up the get so wrapped up in their excitement that they forget to let her out. Margot was made fun of because she, unlike the rest of the children, came from Earth. She vaguely remembers the sun and tells them about it but nobody believes her. She greatly loved the sun. When the kids accidentally forgot to let her out of the closet, they cost her a joy that would last for the next seven years. They walked over to the closet door slowly and stood by it. Behind the closet door was only silence. They unlocked the door, even more slowly, and let Margot out. (Bradbury, 3)This shows the impact you can have on somebody.
The author had a good purpose in writing this story. Although it ended sadly, sometimes you have to end it that way in order to show the full impact of the characters actions. He tried to show how we as humans can hurt one another. He tried to make us better appreciate the sun and in general all things around us. We see the sun every day of our lives so it is impossible to imagine what these people feel. How can you describe the sun to someone who had never felt it or seen it? It is like taking food for granted. You dont appreciate it until you havent eaten for a day or more. The author had an excellent point.
All Summer in a Day
It is easiest to see the theme in this story by the way the author focuses on the sun. He spends half a page talking about how the kids who have lived on Venus do not know how to describe the Sun. All day yesterday they had read in class about the sun. About how like a lemon it was, and how hot.(Bradbury, 1) He talks about the joy the children feel when they are in the sun and the tears shed when it is gone. He also talks about human cruelty to each other. He shows this in Margot.
The moral of this story is to live each day as though its your last, think of how you reactions will be remembered when youre gone. This report talks about the reality of losing the sun, the impact you can have on someone, and the writers theme. Ray Bradbury wanted us to feel what it would be like to not have the sun. There are so many things we take for granted. Stop and think of all the things in life that impact you the most and be grateful for them.
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