In "The Veldt," author Ray Bradbury repeatedly uses personification to give human traits to the Happylife home operating system. What are examples where it is used?
The Happylife Home System apologizes to George Hadley when it forgets to put ketchup on the dinner table: "'Sorry,' said a small voice within the table, and ketchup appeared." At first, the home system seems pleasant, accommodating, and committed to pleasing the family.
After George Hadley shuts off the Happylife system because of the malfunction in the nursery and his children's increasing willfulness, he notes that "the house was full of dead bodies, it seemed. It felt like a mechanical cemetery. So silent."
Bradbury's narrator implies that the mechanized home has acquired self-awareness and that the Hadley children are able...
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