The Veldt

The Veldt
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  • The Veldt by Ray Bradbury
  • There is a family who lives in a technologically advanced house.  There is a nursery in the house, and it can project anything the kids want.  The parents think the nursery is all too real now, and that the kids are too dependent on technology.  They turn off all the tech and plan to move away. The kids then trap their parents in the nursery and have the lions in the nursery eat them.
  • Human vs Technology
  • Don’t let your kids get too dependent and attached to technology.
  • George and Lydia’s house
  • (GASP)
  • “You’ve let this room and this house replace you and your wife in your children’s affections.”
  • Arnav Srivastava
  • George Hadley
  • “We’ve been contemplating our mechanical, electronic navels for too long. My goodness, how we need a breath of honest air!”
  • NO!!
  • “Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.”-Christian Lous Lange
  • The kids’ dependence on technology
  • That's..That's terrible!!
  • The quote reveals that the technology-based house was exactly what made George feel like they are too dependent on technology.  This supports the idea that the technology has taken over the parents’ jobs and affection.
  • In conclusion..
  • I believe that the conflict supports the theme the most, because it directly shows the kids’ dependence on the technology, which is where the theme then stems from.  The conflict shows that the kids loved the tech more than their parents, and the love for tech supports that the kids are dependent on technology.
  • The quote reveals the reason of turning off the tech to his kids and the overall conflict in him finally being resolved.  This supports the idea that the kids need to take a break from technology.
  • The quote shows that the kids loved the tech more than their parents, and were too dependent on the tech.  That in itself is the theme.
  • “This room is their mother and father, far more important in their lives than their real parents..“
  • #IndependencefromTech
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