Descriptive Language In Ray Bradbury's 'The Veldt'

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The Veldt By: Kari E. In “The Veldt”, by Ray Bradbury, he focused on multiple craft moves like descriptive language, dialogue, and foreshadowing. At the beginning, the parents of the family are unsure if the seemingly-alive nursery is good for their family. When they call in a therapist and there is talk of shutting it down, the children react rashly causing tragedy to strike. While Bradbury unfolded the story, these tools (descriptive language, dialogue, and foreshadowing)assisted him in connecting the reader to the story and guiding them to see it’s true meaning/theme. Bradbury used Descriptive language for many purposes, but mostly to help paint a picture in the reader's mind. An example from the text could be when the author describes the…show more content…
Many times throughout The Veldt, when the characters use dialogue, it helps them connect their thoughts and bring them together so that the plot makes more sense. When Lydia tried to explain to George how much the house was affecting them, George said, “You mean you want to fry my eggs for me?”(George) “Yes.” she nodded.(Lydia) “And darn my socks?” “Yes.”A frantic, watery-eyed nodding…”Because two characters of the story were able to use dialogue, they were able to gain an understanding between them, and know how the other was feeling. Last, but not least, Bradbury uses foreshadowing to give the reader a hint of what might happen in the future-and a little bit of suspense. For example, many times throughout the tale, the author mentions the characters hearing screams. “A moment later, they heard the screams. Two people screaming from downstairs. And then a roar of lions… “Those screams-they sound familiar.” “Do they?” “Yes, awfully.”” This helps guide the reader to realize what might happen in the future. It gives the reader a different point of view-and adds some suspense. Overall, crafts moves are great tools to use to make a story interesting. And Bradbury used many of them, particularly descriptive language, dialogue, and foreshadowing to help put the story together and guide the reader to find the meaning/theme of the
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