In the story "All Summer in a Day," why do the other children say that Margot is lying? What does it tell about them?

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Unfortunately, the narrator of this great short story does not explicitly tell readers why the other children accuse Margot of lying about the sun. Readers are meant to infer this based on personal experience and textual evidence. I think in general, accusing Margot of lying is a basic coping mechanism for the other children. Instead of laughing off something that they might not believe or want to hear about, the other children turn antagonistic. Personally, I think the other children know full well that Margot remembers what the sun looks like. She is nine years old, and she came to Venus five years earlier. That means she was four years old on Earth. That's plenty old enough to remember the sun. The other children have always been on Venus. They were two years old the last time the sun came out, and they can't remember it.

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...

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