The Veldt Questions and Answers
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How do the characters Wendy and Peter from "The Veldt" relate to Peter Pan?

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Evidently the parents named the children Wendy and Peter Pan because they wanted them to be free and happy and to indulge their fantasies like their fictional prototypes. The girl named Wendy and the boy named Peter Pan in J. M. Barrie's play live in a fantasy world in which they are able to fly and to become involved in all sorts of exciting adventures. The Wendy and Peter in Ray Bradbury's story "The Veldt " are doing pretty much the same thing in a high-tech, futuristic home where everything is done for them by machines. Ray Bradbury was an American writer, but he intentionally makes the Hadley family, and especially the two children, sound British in...

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