The Veldt Questions and Answers
by Ray Bradbury

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Bradbury calls the children's virtual reality room their "nursery" rather than their "playroom." What's interesting about his use of the word "nursery" in this story?

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This is an interesting question. The word nursery functions in "The Veldt" on three levels:

First, it echoes the attic nursery in Peter Pan, which is the starting point for the children to fly to Neverland. The use of nursery rather than playroom reinforces the story's allusions (references) to Peter Pan,  also found in the...

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