The Veldt Questions and Answers
by Ray Bradbury

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Think back over the story "The Veldt." What do you suppose is Bradbury's opinion of children? Of humanity? Provide at least one line of text that supports your stance.

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Bradbury seems to conceive of children as very intelligent, capable, and potentially manipulative creatures. Wendy and Peter Hadley, the children of George and Lydia Hadley, have manipulated the nursery in their Happylife Home in ways which their parents really cannot conceive. George continues to insist that the lions it generates on its walls are not real and cannot really hurt them, though the children have obviously figured out how to bring the creatures to real life and to get the...

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