The Veldt Questions and Answers
by Ray Bradbury

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What does "The Veldt" tell readers about the relationship between man and technology?

"The Veldt" tells readers that technology has the potential to replace many human functions and roles, but sometimes with unintended consequences. In the story, Peter and Wendy no longer require parents to help them survive: their Happylife Home bathes and cooks and entertains them. With no need for their parents' help, Peter and Wendy decide to eliminate them when they become hindrances.

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In this story, two children, Wendy and Peter Hadley, manipulate their incredibly technologically advanced nursery to kill their parents, George and Lydia. The family of four has shared their Happylife Home for some time, and this house has "clothed and fed and rocked them to sleep and played and sang and was good to them." It cooks their food, washes their dishes, cleans up after them, even bathes them and entertains them. It seems as though George and Lydia have been allowing the nursery and...

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