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Why are some children cruel and discriminatory toward other children in "All Summer in a Day"??

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In “All Summer in a Day” the children are cruel and discriminatory toward Margot because she is different.  She is frail and small, and she has only been on Venus for five years so she remembers the sun.

The main reason that the children are against Margot is because she is different.  She is a frail and ghost-like child, who does not fit in with the others and keeps herself apart.  The story takes place on Venus, where it has rained for seven years.  The other children barely remember the sun, but Margot has only been on Venus for five years and she remembers seeing the sun on Earth.

When the sun does not come out as expected,...

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