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 What are some examples of defamiliarization in "The Veldt" by Ray Bradbury?

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There are many examples of defamiliarization in Ray Bradbury's short story "The Veldt." Some of them are as follows.

a) "His wife paused...and watched the stove busy humming to itself, making supper for four."

The stove here is some kind of high-tech gadget that cooks automatically; but isn't every stove a gadget that "makes supper" for you? And don't even regular stoves hum to themselves? Bradbury has forced us to look at stoves in a new way.

b) "The house lights followed...

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