The Veldt Literary Analysis

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In "The Veldt", Ray Bradbury effectively examines the haunting lack of childhood purity in a society marred by self-indulgence. The degradation of Wendy and Peter's minds begins with their parents' appeasement of the two siblings' every desire. They are allowed to do whatever they like. The boy and girl's father admits to his wife, "They treat us as if we were offspring" (6). This overindulgence leaves Wendy and Peter with a sense of entitlement, which leads to disobedience towards their parents. The children's obvious lack of respect for their parents stems from Mr. and Mrs. Hadley's disregard for their parenting responsibilities. By not disciplining their children, the parents have forced their son and daughter to acquire a new caregiver-

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