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Carefully reread "The Veldt" by Ray Bradbury and write an essay explaining what advice would you would give George and Lydia Hadley on how to become better parents.

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Ray Bradbury's short story "The Veldt" has a few unsettling morals around leaving children unsupervised and being overly reliant on technology. To craft your essay, think about these morals. Why is it unwise to leave children unsupervised? Why is it unwise to rely too heavily on technology to fulfill daily functions? And what happens when these two things intersect, and children are left unsupervised by parents who rely on technology to perform their basic parental duties for them?

The Hadleys were thrilled to purchase their Happylife Home and were proud to provide their children with the high-tech nursery, a "miracle of efficiency selling for an absurdly low price." The nursery gives the children hours of entertainment, and the house itself performs all the chores that would otherwise occupy George and Lydia's time. There is no need for a routine, since all the cooking and cleaning are silently taken care of by the house, and there is no need for much personal interaction, either. Even...

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