Giving your kids free control on technology will lead them to start thinking about it as their parents. The short story “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury uses a bunch of literary elements to tell their reader that too much technology can ruin your family. In the following story “The Veldt” there are two children and their parents living a happy life. Bradbury tells the reader that the parents in the story, George and Lydia, are going to learn that giving your kids free control on technology will lead to bad events in the future. Bradbury expresses that too much use of technology can destroy a family by describing the conflicts between the Hadley’s. In the veldt, peter argues his dad who wants to turn the nursery off. He says to his father “I wish you were dead” (Bradbury 7). This portrays that the dad is aware of his son peter getting addictive to technology so he decides to turn the nursery off. Another addition to piece of evidence, Bradbury explains when the physiologist is checking the nursery he founds out one thing. “You’ve let this room and your house replace you and your wife in your child’s affections. This room is their mother and father, far important in their lives then their real parents. And now you come along and want to shut it off. No wonder there’s hatred here” (Bradbury 6). This shows how much addictive the two kids are to the technology, which is replacing their parents. The kids do not really want their parents around them since they have the technology. Through the descriptions between the Hadley family, Bradbury explains his readers how technology impacts the family throughout the story. The setting of the story is mostly happy house where the Hadley family live. However, it describes that peter complains about the tasks he has to do himself. “That sounds dreadful! Would I have to tie my own shows instead of letting the shoe tier do it? And brush my own teeth and comb my hair and give myself a bath?” (Bradbury 5). This tells the reader that the kids were so addictive to technology that now they are struggling to do they’re tasks on their own. Furthermore, in the story Bradbury explains where the nursery was held. “He stepped in to Africa. How many times in the last year” (Bradbury 3). This tells how technology expresses the children’s thought of the nursery which happens to the Africans Veldt with hungry lions. In the story, George seems to be serious when he is arguing with his son about turning the house off. “I won’t have any threats from my son” (Bradbury 7). This tells the readers that peter is so spoiled that when his dad want to take technology away from peter, he threatens his dad which is surely going to create more family problems later on. Later on in the story phycologist’s visit the nursery to figure out what is wrong. “How come you didn’t see this before?” (Bradbury). Here this shows that compared to last time phycologist checked the nursery, the kids have got the thoughts that create the African Veldt and destructive mind all because of their parents have been treating them. The use of technology by the phycologists figure out why the children’s have bad thoughts about their parents, these can also lead to big family problems. The way characters personalities have been explained in this story surely tells the reader that technology can have a negative impact on family. Ray Bradbury reveals to the audience about “The Veldt” that a lot of technology was used in the nursery and the whole house. The ending surprises the audience as the kids kill their parents. Ray Bradbury makes a great point about not allow people and kids to use much technology as it can lead to bad events.
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