Analysis Of The Veldt By Ray Bradbury

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In the short story “The Veldt,” Ray Bradbury writes, “‘And suddenly they realized why those other screams had sounded familiar’” (Bradbury 13). Bradbury chooses these words because they exemplify a compelling ending to the foreshadowing that developed throughout the short story. The screams that originate from the nursery foreshadow the children’s betrayal towards their parents which also depicts a direct correlation to the major themes of the short story. The quote also gives the short story a powerful and emotional effect unique to Bradbury’s style of writing. In Ray Bradbury’s short story “The Veldt,” he uses his impactful style of writing which includes using powerful literary devices to intensify the major themes of the story. The theme of abandonment prevails throughout the entire short story “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury. Too consumed with their ideals and concerns, the parents emotionally abandon their children. The parents, George and Lydia, leave their children to be cared for by a technologically advanced room forcing the kids to form an unhealthy emotional attachment to the nursery which provides them with the happiness and comfort they would need from another person. In the short story “The Veldt,” Bradbury’s character, David McClean, states, “You’ve let this room and this house replace you and your wife in your children’s affections” (Bradbury 10). This quote shows the reader that the children no longer have any emotional attachment or love for their parents.

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