Are Parents To Blame For Children In The Veldt

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I think the parents are to blame for their own deaths in "The Veldt" by Ray Bradbury because they let their kids get addicted and never disciplined them. “The Veldt” is about a high tech house and the kids abusing one of the devices in the house. When the parents try to intervene, the kids kill them with the device. Early in the story, we see the parents being to blame for the kids addictions when Quote: "Who was it said, 'Children are carpets, they should be stepped on occasionally'? We've never lifted a hand. They're insufferable - let's admit it. They come and go when they like; they treat us as if we were offspring. They're spoiled and we're spoiled." The parents say to each other that they never discipline their children, which could be a cause for the kids’ addictions. Later in the story, it says : "I'm afraid so. One of the original uses of these nurseries was so that we could study the patterns left on the walls by the child's mind, study at our leisure, and help the child. In this case, however, the…show more content…
Jobs, trying to change the subject. The company’s first tablet was just hitting the shelves. “They haven’t used it,” he told me. “We limit how much technology our kids use at home.” Steve Jobs says he doesn’t use his tablet with his children and that he limits tech in his home, which is strange considering is is the founder for one of the biggest tech companies in the world, but even he thinks limiting tech is good for children. This is exactly what George and Lydia should have done to Peter and Wendy. The parents never punished them for bad behavior or disrespecting them, so the kids thought it was okay. When they took the kids tech away, the kids were angry at them and then killed them. This shows that the parents should have taken the kids tech
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