George And Lydia Hadley's Dystopia In The Veldt By Ray Bradbury
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Anything you think of comes true. You want something and it appears right in front of you without having to lift a finger. Technology makes your food, ties your shoes, cleans every square inch of the house, even bathes you. “We forgot the ketchup,” you say monotoned and it appears right in front of your hand. To some that might seem like the most culminating life you could ever have. At least George and Lydia Hadley did in Ray Bradbury’s dystopian short story, “The Veldt”. George and Lydia Hadley are supposed to be raising their 2 children Wendy and Peter in their electronic house and, in particular, the nursery. But, the house does everything for them, and it largely replaced the parent's jobs as parents. One lesson the story proposes is that…show more content… It was forty feet across by forty feet long and thirty feet high; it had cost half again as much as the rest of the house. “But nothing’s too good for our children”
By the author going in depth about this one particular part of the house rather than the usual aspects of the house, we could infer quickly that something was going to happen with this room. Also by George and Lydia Hadley (Parents) saying “But nothing is too good for our children” this shows us that their attitude toward the nursery could also hint that this will be an important piece of the story explaining why the nursery was openly explained the way it was.
This could explain my theme because by the parents saying “But nothing is too good for our children” shows that they spoil their kids and by doing so this causes the kids to appreciate the high-tech room they call the nursery instead of the simple things like playing sports outside or simple toys. Leading them to eventually, in the end, feel like the nursery is more important and loving than their own