In "The Veldt" by Ray Bradbury, the children's father, George Hadley, is the protagonist. He is the one who makes the life changing (ending) decision about the nursery. This allows the children to "play" in the veldt one more time. At first George stands firm despite the children's crying, but Lydia cannot stand it, so he allows the children one more minute in their African veldt. Then he plans to turn off the entire house and take the family on vacation. Sadly for George and Lydia, another minute is all that is necessary for the children to set their plan into action. The nursery is all they need because it has become better than a parent and twice as good as two parents. George Hadley unknowingly brings about his own demise as well as that of his wife.