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"All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury
Terms in this set (21)
How is Margot different from the other children?
She has seen the sun; she is from Earth.
What is Margot's appearance like?
She looks washed out from all the rain. She is soft-spoken and shy.
What makes Margot unpopular with the others?
She has seen the sun and has only been on Venus for five years.
Where were the other children born?
They were born on Venus.
Why are the others jealous of Margot?
She may get the chance to go back to Earth one day.
Why do the children play so frenzied-like when the sun comes out?
They have not seen the sun before and they only have one hour of sunlight.
How do the children feel when they remember Margot has been locked in the closet?
They are ashamed of themselves and embarrassed for their behavior.
not tight; loose; not held tightly in position
a sudden powerful forward or upward movement
In a wild and disorderly way; becomes very large
make an emotional appeal
A result or effect of an action or condition.
What is the setting of the story?
Venus; in the future
What did Margot think about her classmates at the beginning of the story?
She was sad they would not be friends with her.
Why did the children lock Margot in the closet?
They were being mean because she was different from them and acted strange.
Every seven years on Venus the sun...
shines for an hour.
Why does Margot refuse to shower?
It reminds her too much of the constant rain.
When the rain stops, what is the first thing the students notice?
A tremendous silence; nothing stirs.
How do the children react to the sunny day?
They ran and played in a frenzy because they knew they only had an hour in the sunlight.
What is the theme of this story?
People can be cruel to one another because of prejudice.
What is the climax of the story?
The climax of the story is when the children lock Margot in the closet.
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