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What is the main message in "The Veldt"?

The main message of "The Veldt" concerns the negatives attached to becoming too reliant on technology and not disciplining children. The Hadleys allow technology to consume their lives after purchasing a Happylife Home, which negatively affects the dynamics of their family. George and Lydia also refuse to effectively discipline their children, who develop into maniacal, cruel individuals willing to murder their parents.

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The main message of "The Veldt" concerns the dangers of becoming too reliant on technology and the consequences attached to not disciplining children. George and Lydia Hadley purchase an expensive, technologically advanced Happylife Home in hopes of making their lives easier. In addition to buying a smart home, the Hadleys also purchase a fascinating nursery that displays their children's thoughts onto massive, realistic screens for entertainment purposes. Although the house performs every necessary function and entertains the Hadley children, George and Lydia recognize that the home has replaced them as parents, which is negatively affecting their lives.

George and Lydia feel like they are useless and acknowledge that their children no longer respect them. Since the Happylife Home completes every possible function, Wendy and Peter have no need for their parents and view them as obstacles in their way of having fun. George and Lydia also fail to appropriately discipline their children,...

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