Narrator and point of view

“All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury is rendered by a third-person narrator. The narrator is anonymous (we do not know his identity), and he functions as an observer of the characters.

Regarding life on Venus, the narrator seems to have unlimited knowledge. He knows, for instance, that “it had been raining for seven years”  and that it will continue to rain “everywhere and forever”.

When it comes to Margot, the narrator has unlimited knowledge regarding her thoughts and feelings. This is why we get to know that Margot does not engage in the same activities as other children, that she misses the sun and that she wishes to see it once again.

Regarding the rest of the children, the narrator simply presents what is happening right when their actions unfold:

They ran among the trees, they slipped and fell, they pushed each other, they played hide-and-seek and tag, but most of all they squinted at the sun until the tears ran down their faces, they put their hands up to that yellowness and that amazing blueness and they breathed of the fresh, fresh air…

However, when it comes to the children’s ...

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