The Veldt Questions and Answers
by Ray Bradbury

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Do you think that any of that any of Bradbury’s warnings in his short stories might apply now? Give three examples.

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I think "The Veldt " certainly offers warnings about technology that apply now. In this story, George and Lydia Hadley have failed to properly parent their own children, and those children, Peter and Wendy, have learned to care more about technology than they do about people. Peter and Wendy manipulate the nursery of their Happylife Home to become a violent place, and the lions they imagine and bring to life eventually kill and eat their parents. Technology has become a more and more integral part of our lives, and many of us no longer consider whether it is for good or ill. Parents sometimes use technology—television, tablets, computers, and...

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