The Veldt Questions and Answers
by Ray Bradbury

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Early in the story "The Veldt," what evidence are we given that the Happylife Home system has not made either of the adults particularly happy? What message might Bradbury be trying to deliver here in "The Veldt"?

The evidence that the audience is given that the Happylife Home system in "The Veldt" has not made either of the adults particularly happy includes Lydia's concern regarding the nursery and feeling inadequate as a wife and mother. George also reveals that he is not content, acknowledging that their children are spoiled and deciding to lock the nursery. Bradbury's main messages concern the dangers of becoming over-reliant on technology and the consequences of spoiling children.

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In Ray Bradbury's short story "The Veldt," George and Lydia Hadley purchase an expensive Happylife Home, which is a completely automated smart home that performs virtually every necessary function to maintain the household. The Happylife Home also comes equipped with a three-dimensional nursery that reproduces anything the Hadley children can imagine. Despite their technologically advanced Happylife Home, George and Lydia are not content and feel that their home is replacing them as parents. From the beginning of the story, it becomes clear that George and Lydia are not happy with their home when Lydia requests that George call a psychologist to look at the nursery. She is evidently concerned about the nursery, and the ominous African veldt frightens her. Shortly after entering the nursery, Lydia and George sprint out when several lions run towards them.
After running out of the nursery, Lydia asks George to lock it and begins to lament about their lifestyle. Lydia expresses her...

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