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what is the plot of the veldt 

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imthekid | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted November 17, 2007 at 7:39 AM via web

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what is the plot of the veldt

 

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 17, 2007 at 8:28 AM (Answer #1)

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Basically, the children in this story have a room like on Star Trek--they can tell it to be whatever they want and it is very real.  In the story, they have chosen to have an African Veldt for weeks and the mother is worried about their obsession.  She tells them to choose something else and they rebel.  They lure the parents into the room, where the story ends with lion's roars and only the clothing of the parents in the middle of the African  heat.  It isn't said, but it is understood that the pretend lions in this pretend room ate the real parents. 

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