The Veldt Questions and Answers
by Ray Bradbury

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In the story "The Veldt," give two specific examples on how their virtual home has weakend the relationship between the parents and the children. Thanks!

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1. Lydia, the mother, complains to her husband George that she no longer feels needed--the house cooks, cleans, and now the nursery entertains/plays with her children.  She senses from the beginning that the nursery is taking her children away from her and feels that she has to compete with technology for Peter and Wendy's affection.

2. When George begins to see the danger of the nursery, he tells Peter and Wendy not to imagine Africa anymore. Both children not only lie to him, telling him that there is no Africa in the nursery, but Peter orders Wendy about, and she obeys him but does not obey her father when he tells her to come back to him. At this point,...

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