The Veldt Questions and Answers
by Ray Bradbury

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In "The Veldt," what are the goals and motivations of Peter and Wendy?

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In the HappyLifeHome of Lydia and George Hadley, technology serves the family at every turn, leaving them hours of leisure. Believing that "nothing is too good for our children," George and his wife have a huge virtual reality "nursery" installed for their children Wendy and Peter.

Now, with respect to the children, there seem to be two factors at work:

  • The children are surrounded by technological tools that do everything for them; therefore, they do not develop their own imaginations and use their own creativity, nor do they interact with their parents in any wholesome way.


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