What kind of relationship is there between the children and their parents in the story "The Veldt"?

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The relationship between the Hadley children and their parents, or the lack of it, is a core element of this story. The children's lack of emotional maturity, resulting in a stunted relationship with their parents, is directly responsible for their parent's eventual death in the nursery. Although Bradbury himself has said that the juvenile fantasy of killing one's parents was, in his perception, not uncommon, it was the facilitation of this fantasy by the technology of the nursery that allowed it to become the definition of their relationship.

The Hadley children are indirectly characterized by their mother before they appear in the...

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