The sun is shining,
The sun is warming,
The sun always smiles,
And every day in the summer.
fill – cause (a space or container) to become full or almost full. (լրացնել)
stir – move a spoon or other implement round in (a liquid or other substance) in order to mix it thoroughly. (խառնել)
feverish – having or showing the symptoms of a fever. (բորբոքված)
shove – push (someone or something) roughly. (խոթել)
1. Find some quotes from the text that reflect how Margot is different from the other children.
They turned on themselves, like a feverish wheel, all tumbling spokes. Margot stood alone. She was a very frail girl who looked as if she had been lost in the rain for years and the rain had washed out the blue from her eyes and the red from her mouth and the yellow from her hair. She was an old photograph dusted from an album, whitened away, and if she spoke at all her voice would be a ghost. Now she stood, separate, staring at the rain and the loud wet world beyond the huge glass.
He gave her a shove. But she did not move; rather she let herself be moved only by him and nothing else. They edged away from her, they would not look at her. She felt them go away. And this was because she would play no games with them in the echoing tunnels of the underground city. If they tagged her and ran, she stood blinking after them and did not follow. When the class sang songs about happiness and life and games her lips barely moved. Only when they sang about the sun and the summer did her lips move as she watched the drenched windows. 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 sky was when she was four in Ohio. And they, they had been on Venus all their lives, and they had been only two years old when last the sun came out and had long since forgotten the color and heat of it and the way it really was.
But Margot remembered.
2. How do the other students feel about Margot?
They stayed away from her but constantly offended and teased.
3. What could be an alternate title for the story?
4. Based on what you’ve read in the story, drawing on evidence of Margot’s personality, how will she react when let out of the closet?
I think she will immediately run away from there after the door is opened to her.
In this era, most people cannot imagine their life without mobile phones. I also love my phone. But I’m not obsessed with my phone. I talk to my friends, listen to music, take pictures and so on. But I can live without it. And I think people overstimate mobile phone.