What does the story "The Veldt" suggest as the source of the children's murderous hatred for their parents?  

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The source of the children's murderous hatred for their parents can be found into the themes of the story.

Among them, there is alienation vs. the needs of children. It is clear that the children in this story have been alienated by the veldt. The parents basically let them come and go as they wish and, most importantly, there is an overall lack of dynamics between the parents and the children. The consumerism under which the main characters are struggling to become better parents has taken over the wants of the children since their...

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