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What kind of person is George Hadley in "The Veldt" by Ray Bradbury?

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In Ray Bradbury’s short story “The Veldt ,” George Hadley is the father to two ten-year old children, Peter and Wendy – almost certainly named for the characters from “Peter Pan” who would rather not grow up – and whose history of spoiling his children has brought his family to a dreadful conclusion.  George and his wife Lydia are doting parents who begin to regret over-indulging Peter and Wendy to such extremes.  Those extremes include the construction of an expensive nursery  --  “. . .it had cost half again as much as the rest of the house. ‘But nothing's too good for our children,’ George had said” – as part of their Happylife Home, a marvel of technological sophistication that performs every conceivable task, leaving the human occupants to their leisure.  For Peter and Wendy, that leisure involves constant use of the nursery,...

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