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What are four examples of foreshadowing in "The Veldt?"

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In Ray Bradbury's short story "The Veldt," there are many examples of foreshadowing. Foreshadowing is a literary device that authors use to give hints to upcoming events in the story. The first example comes at the beginning of the story:

“George, I wish you’d look at the nursery.

“What’s wrong with it?”

“I don’t know.”

“Well, then.”

“I just want you to look at it, is all, or call a psychologist in to look at it.”

“What would a psychologist want with a nursery?”

“You know very well what he’d want.” 

It's clear from this conversation that Lydia is worried and that her concern is not a simple problem. She also hints that George knows what the problem is, as well. This grabs the reader's attention and makes them want to read on to find out what could be so wrong with a nursery that a psychologist would need to be called in to investigate. 

The nursery in this story is a high-tech, interactive room that will project all the sensory information for whatever the...

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