In the opening scene of The Veldt, Bradbury describes the characters technologically advanced house and the things it can accomplish. The setting of The Veldt is the Hadleys futuristic house by which they can explore into new realms of the future. The characters of the story are, George Hadley who is the father, Lydia Hadley who is the mother, Peter and Wendy who are kids of George and Lydia. Technology is introduced and came into play from the very first scene by introducing the Happylife house which does everything for them including basic everyday life activities. The nursery is also introduced which brings the children's ideas to a reality.
this place needs to be locked up, its very dangerous
During this phase the children had become obsessed with the nursery which is a room that projects a 3d environment making you feel as if you are in that relative space. But as they were obsessed with this, they were obsessed with projecting Africa. The children had great understanding of this land . As they keep on playing in this projection, the parents realize that they shouldn't be discovering it because of the things that they saw. They also thought it is not appropriate for them because they should not be experiencing realistic and gruesome things. This leads up to the conflict of the debate whether to turn off the nursery or not, which made them realize that they should turn off everything due to the fact that the technology has been doing everything for them.
The treat made is by the father, George. George threatens to turn off the Happylife home and lock the nursery. The conflict is that the children won't turn the setting and have kept it stuck on an African setting. They are using the nursery in an unhealthy way and have destructive thoughts. Technology comes into play when the children are using the nursery for bad things.
The father reacts to the children's destructive behavior by locking up the nursery and getting a psychologist to come. Mr. McClean suggest that the nursery is bad and that they should tear it down immediately. He also suggest that the children should take therapy lessons to get rid of their destructive thoughts. Georges plans on taking the family on a vacation but lets the children go into the nursery one last time.
I cant wait to lock this up at last.
The story ends by the children screaming for the parents to come down to the nursery. There the kids lock them in and the lions eat them. The vultures come down and eat up the scraps of the parents.
We should limit and not rely on the use of technology because it can be very dangerous at times. If we rely on technology it can control our minds and make us have decisions that could hurt our future. In the story the author uses a lion which shows that too much of something can kill us like the lion ended up killing the parents.