Is jealousy a theme in "All Summer in a Day"?

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Jealousy is a theme of "All Summer in a Day" because the other children are jealous of Margot and her experience with the sun.

Margot, unlike the other children in her class, was born on Earth. She came to Venus later. On Venus, the sun only comes out...

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Jealousy is a theme of "All Summer in a Day" because the other children are jealous of Margot and her experience with the sun.

Margot, unlike the other children in her class, was born on Earth. She came to Venus later. On Venus, the sun only comes out once every seven years; she has experience with the sun that the other children don't have. She knows what it feels like and looks like.

When she tries to describe it to them, they get increasingly upset. They refuse to believe her despite her experience with the sun. They end up locking her in a closet and she misses seeing the sun. Their jealousy causes her to miss out on something special, beautiful, and rare.

One of the boys is also jealous of Margot's poem and says that she didn't write it at the beginning of the story.

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The main theme of "All Summer in a Day" could certainly be described as jealousy when we look at the way the other children treated the main character, Margot. There are other themes connected to various parts of the story as well such as loneliness and hopelessness.

Focusing on the main theme of jealousy, we can connect it to several sentences within the story. One of the first instances is when Margot shares something she wrote and one of the other children accuse her of lying about writing it. The child yells a Margot, "Aw, you didn't write that!" In the story, Margot is the only one of the children who has ever seen the sun and she attempts to describe it to them. However, they continue to accuse her of lying and yell, "You're lying, you don't remember!" and eventually begin to push her. The ultimate act of jealousy was when they locked her in the closet during the only sunshine they would see for another seven years.

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