In the opening scene, it displays a family who is in a technologically advanced house for which takes care of their family. The characters are a father, a mother and two children. Bradbury shows this scene as a house that takes care of them because he wants to show the impact of technology to their daily lives. Technology is shown as a device or presence that acts as if it is a mother or wife.
The children had become obsessed with a room which projects a 3d space and their obsession has led them to keep on imagining Africa. This is because the children has been reading books that contain African information. This leads to the conflict that when the parents visited this room they had seen the projection of Africa which is a land full go death. This started to make them question technology and question what effects it has on their children.
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.
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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.
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.