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How does technology, as a theme, influence "The Veldt"?

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Several of Bradbury's works include themes relating to technology, and a surface-level analysis might portray him and his themes as ascetic or having Luddite tones, because technology is typically depicted in a negative light. Even in personal interviews, Bradbury has spoken against technology in a way which only seems to support a direct interpretation of its thematic treatment in his stories. However, a more nuanced view would articulate that Bradbury doesn't target technology itself, but the use of technology as a substitute for human interaction and an excuse for apathy. In "The Veldt ", this theme is compounded by the message that...

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