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What point of view is used in "The Veldt," and why is this point of view appropriate for the story?

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Ray Bradbury's short story "The Veldt" is narrated in the third-person limited, where the audience can only know the thoughts and feelings of one character. Unlike third-person omniscient narration, where the audience knows the thoughts and feelings of each character, third-person limited focuses primarily on the inner thoughts of the protagonist. By using third-person limited narration, the audience can only understand the other characters' thoughts through their dialogue and actions. Third-person limited narration gives the author more freedom than writing in the first-person but offers the audience less knowledge than third-person omniscient.

In Bradbury's short story, the third-person limited narration focuses on George Hadley's perspective. George regrets purchasing the Happylife Home, which has dramatically altered his household and relationship with his children, Wendy and Peter. The Happylife Home is completely automated and has taken George and Lydia's place as parents. There is...

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