Homework Help

What's the climax of "The Veldt"?

user profile pic

pamphyl | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 4, 2007 at 5:15 AM via web

dislike 4 like

What's the climax of "The Veldt"?

2 Answers | Add Yours

user profile pic

meowmix | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted October 29, 2007 at 11:56 AM (Answer #2)

dislike 0 like

The climax is when the father allows the children to spend a little more time in the nursery before they leave and then the parents hear the scream of the children.

user profile pic

bcutty007 | Middle School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 25, 2008 at 12:53 AM (Answer #3)

dislike 0 like

The Climax of the story is the highest point of action in a story, the point where all the rising action comes to a head.. in my opinon the climax of this story is when the parents are locked in the nursrey and finally recognize and understand why the screams seemed so familiar. After this moment the falling action and the story come together leading to the resolution that the children have killed their parents and feel no remorse. The house and the nursery have taken the place of their parents.

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes