The Veldt By Ray Bradbury Analysis

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Competing, as humans we compete so much throughout our lives, it’s what makes us human. We even try so hard that we distance ourselves from others. Ray Bradbury shows us in his two stories, “The Veldt” and “Marionettes, Inc.” that there is something we can’t contend with; technology. In these stories the author shows us a world where people are distant because of and can’t compete with technology. In Ray Bradbury’s short story “The Veldt” he shows us a family that is so distant from each other because of technology. The Hadley family lives in a Happylife Home that does everything for them and the children depend on their nursery that has raised them their entire lives. Mr. David McClean comments to Mr. Hadley, “ You’ve let this room and this house replace you and your wife in your children’s affections. This room is their mother and father, far more important in their lives than real parents” (“The Veldt” 10). Children Wendy and Peter live in their own personal bubble because they don’t have to rely on their parents for anything. The children rely so much on their nursery that it has replaced and made them so distant from their own parents. Technology has become the children's parents; their role model. The nursery has caused the family to become distant, but it’s more than that, it’s the entire house. Bradbury adds, “ And he marched around the house turning off the voice clocks, the stoves, the heaters, the shoe shiners, the shoe lacers, the body scrubbers and swabbers
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